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Flag Fraying

Printed From: Sailrite Enterprises, Inc.
Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Fabric Questions
Forum Discription: Questions about the use and types of fabrics
Printed Date: 29 November 2022 at 6:26pm

Topic: Flag Fraying
Posted By: aebaker716
Subject: Flag Fraying
Date Posted: 15 May 2014 at 5:48pm
Hi Matt,

Question about increasing the life of marine American/Ensign flags by reducing fraying on the fly edge. I've seen on some UK websites offer a mesh to sew over the end of the flag. I don't see it on your site. Have you seen this netting or do you carry it? Do you think it would be worth pursuing? I tried adding insignia fabric in red and white to the holes at the end to patch but it seems that the insignia fabric is a bit heavy and so it is tearing around the edges of the patches. I can also try just re-hemming the fly edge but that only gets you so far. Just bite the bullet and buy more flags!?

Annette Baker

Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 16 May 2014 at 8:33am
I have not seen the mesh you are talking about. We have the same issues with flags and I assume everyone does. They simply don't last long. Re-hemming the fly edge is really the best thing to do up to required replacement.

Best Regards,
Matt Grant

Posted By: aebaker716
Date Posted: 16 May 2014 at 9:23am
Roger. I was afraid that would be your answer!
Here's a link to the anti-fray netting in case you are curious.

PS Enjoying the new catalog and your new fabric selections.

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