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« on: July 21, 2011 01:13:31 PM »

Hi!  Does anyone have any tutorials or instructions (or vast banks of knowledge) on how to attach braid and gimp trims to a finished piece without the ends unraveling and/or looking sloppy?  The last time I tried, it about brought me to tears.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011 02:51:34 PM »

Would fray stop sort out the braid ends? I'd use PVA glue or, if it were nylon, melt the ends, but then that's all I have to hand.
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011 02:55:32 PM »

Hm, you know, I never even thought of some sort of glue.  The last trim I used was a gimp, so it was several strands of rattail, all curled around and attached to a base, and it was cotton (or something equally non-melty) so burning it didn't work.  I bet glue would have done the trick!  But then how do you hide the blunt ends?
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011 02:41:29 PM »

Depends what it is, a flower/button/other embellishment would work or you could just make sure it goes all the way round to the bottom and just sit it on top of the ends!
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011 07:51:28 PM »

Take the ends and thread them through a needle and sew them to the back of the fabric and knot them all together.  This will prevent them from coming unraveled.  Do this at each end of the braid.
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