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« on: November 08, 2009 05:57:40 PM »

I've decided to give myself some hell by sewing my prom dress in 4 days. I'm still having my O levels right now, and yesterday, i headed down to spotlight to get my fabric,lining,zipper and trimmings.
I was going for this whole greek thing, so basically my dresss will be a tube top with a flare skirt and the top of the bodice will be a thick braid trimming. Around my waist, i will have the thin braid go round and round.
Right now, my only problem is doing up the edges of the braid. I'm going to have a side zipper, so naturally, that's where the braid will start and end. Unfortunately, I have no clue how to prevent it from fraying. I know some websites suggest burning the edges. But is there anyway that'll make it look very neat and storebought?
Please help!

Here's an idea of how my braid looks like.
THe thick one has this ribbon thing attached to it so that it's easy to sew onto my fabric.



that's my beautiful matt satin (((:


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soorawn
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009 05:34:31 AM »

when I use that type of braid, I just sew across the ends to prevent fraying.  If I want it neater, I envelope the ends in some thin ribbon and then I sew across.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009 10:08:25 PM »

fold it underneath itself and pin it there, then when you're sewing the trim on, make sure you catch the folded under bit too.
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