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How to stop ribbons freying when you cut them? Do you need a certain type that w

  1. keepitnatural profile image71
    keepitnaturalposted 7 years ago

    How to stop ribbons freying when you cut them? Do you need a certain type that wont frey?

  2. LibertyLiterature profile image57
    LibertyLiteratureposted 7 years ago

    Use a Hot knife or hot scissors?

    People who use ropes will cut them and then seal the cut by using a lighter to melt the rope. Once melted it goes hard and wont fray. I'm sure it would work with ribbon too, I just dunno how it would look, and so it depends what you are using it for

  3. Ellarose92 profile image58
    Ellarose92posted 7 years ago

    I believe there is a type of scissors that help from freying but i dont know the name.. because when i sew clothing i have scissors that make the fabric not frey i would trying going to a craft store and asking

  4. ChemKnitsBlog profile image72
    ChemKnitsBlogposted 7 years ago

    After cutting the ribbon, I will apply a small amount of clear nail polish to the end to prevent fraying.

    Good luck!

  5. TamCor profile image81
    TamCorposted 7 years ago

    You can buy something called "FrayCheck" at fabric stores--you just apply it to the ends of the ribbon, and let it dry.  I use it a lot. smile

    Or use pinking shears--they cut in a zigzag  pattern that helps prevent fraying.

    Good luck! smile

 
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