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Sailcloth Question - How to Prevent Edge Fray?

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Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Fabric Questions
Forum Discription: Questions about the use and types of fabrics
Printed Date: 30 March 2020 at 2:27am

Topic: Sailcloth Question - How to Prevent Edge Fray?
Posted By: my_garage_inc
Subject: Sailcloth Question - How to Prevent Edge Fray?
Date Posted: 06 January 2007 at 6:35pm
Help Cry
I'm working with sailcloth and there are edges of the fabric that will remain exposed.  Is there any way to prevent fraying?  I tried running the flame from a Zippo lighter quickly across the edge to possibly melt/seal, as well as rubbing stick wax along the edge. 
Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 08 January 2007 at 8:44am
The best way to keep the edge from fraying is to use a hotknife to cut the fabric. Burning the edge with a lighter will sometimes work a little.
Thanks, Matt

Posted By: my_garage_inc
Date Posted: 08 January 2007 at 4:43pm

As always --- Thanks!

Hot knife order soon to follow...


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