Fringe Fabric Technique
Follow this technique from Sulky of America to create fringed fabric for clothing such as vests or jackets, home decor accents and more. The heat-away stabilizer disappears with an iron, leaving light and beautiful projects behind.
- Zig-Zag Sewing Machine
- Sulky Heat-Away Stabilizer
- Sulky 40 wt. Rayon Threads:
- Twin Needle - 3.0
- Coarse silk or other fabric that frays well. It took 36 three inch squares for the front of this small vest.
- Cut 3 inch squares from the coarsely woven fabric.
- To fringe, use a pin or tweezers to pull fabric threads out 1/4" around all four edges of each square.
- Lay each square on a diagonal on the Heat-Away foundation with edges over-lapping about 1/2"; leave little "peek-a-boo" boxes between each set of four. Pin in place.
- Stitch with any decorator stitch through the centers of the squares in both directions. Pat used a 3.0 Twin Needle with an Heirloom Stitch and Sulky 40 wt. Rayon Thread in colors to blend with her chosen fabric.
- Remove Heat-Away according to package directions.