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« on: November 03, 2007 02:36:21 PM »

What's the best way to make a distinctly ragged edge?

My husband wants a cowl for a "Ghost of Christmas Future" outfit for a Christmas costume party we're having, and he wants it to have a ragged, ghostly edge.  The fabric, though, is that faux suede.  Not butter-suede, rather the knit one that has a satin-y back.  In the past, when I've tried to make that material look ragged, it's come out with a very Peter Pan type look, and that's not what we're going for.

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2007 08:26:59 PM »

Make your rough hem out of a different fabric, gauze frays wonderfully. Just find a nice place to make a seam & whether it be a ragged seam or a neat one is up to you.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007 05:25:00 PM »

It's funny, but I was actually looking at cheesecloth the same time I bought the rest of the fabric.  I really don't want to mess with dyeing it, though.  After showing my husband a few options, he chose the "put through the washer and dryer a few times with jeans" method of just slightly frayed.  Thanks for the advice!
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