I have been given some lovely strong thick curtains to make into bags. The trouble has been that when folded it was too thick to go under the foot of my sewing machine. I have made the bags with raw edges and fringed the seams. I have double stitched the seams to make them strong. I thought the material too good to waste and now I quite like the fringed effect. IF I could manage to upload a picture I would but for anyone interested, the picture is on facebook and in flickr.
Thank you offcuts. You know I consider you a genius already do you not?
The fringing pulled out quite easily Beattie and it is surprisingly satisfying to do.
The thing is, it didn’t fringe at all if I had the material the other way round, with the stripes going across. It was discovering that which made me think it would be alright to leave the edges unfinished so long as I did double rows of stitching. The edge where the handles fit in doesn’t fray at all so looks quite neat.