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« on: April 21, 2004 08:38:56 AM »


I have these jeans I'm making into a skirt and yesterday I cut the jeans in hopes of fraying them, I also want to make slashed with a razor blade on the skirt, I want to fray those to, in order to give the skirt the look of the pic below

I want the bottom portion of my skirt to be frayed for about 6-7inches, and the slashed to be frayed...help! How can I get the frayed look I want fast? Also,when sewing the frayed areas to prvent further fraying what type of stitch should I use with my sewing machine?
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2004 09:33:45 AM »

two words-

washing machine

denim will naturally 'fray' when you wash it, it may take two or three passes to get the look you want, but because of the way it's woven you'll get the look 9 times out of 10.

try hot water, and throw in some towels or rugs for agitation.  

you can also help it along by thread picking, but try to wash it first and see if you like it.

to thread pick, sit with good light over your shoulder and use a seam ripper or pin to lightly tease the darker blue threads away from the lighter ones, which are the ones that give the nice fray.  obviously, work from the edge closest to the 'cut' first.  Don't try to work more than two or three rows 'in' or you will be trying to pull out too much at once and it won't work.

good luck!

and oh my what an interesting skirt-would you wear anything else under that?  

To stop it from going further than you want, I think a zig-zag would work?  
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2004 04:28:37 PM »

if you have enough length to allow for error, make some short (no more than an inch) slashes and rip along ... if you make the slashes ahead of time you should stay in a straight line.  This is the best way I've found for immediately fraying woven stuff.

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