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I would like this effect:


I really want to cut my own petals, in a fabric i choose. How do I keep them from frilling, and without sewing around the edge, or doubling them and wringing it? I really want the light, raw edge effect as in the picture. How is these made?


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    May 22, 2014, 03.09 PMby Deanna31

    Im afraid that they have been laser cut to seal the edges. Perhaps you could approach a manufacturer and get them done, but I think it might be expensive. Laser cut fray’s in the wash though.

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    May 22, 2014, 03.33 PMby Pandawars

    Thank you for your response. That’s not fair :p I so wanted to make a couture looking dress with delicate leaves.. Do you have any ideas how to make them look super-delicate? :)

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    May 23, 2014, 02.35 PMby mbuchanan1

    If you use a synthetic material, you can burn the edges but you need to have a real steady hand. You need to hold your material taught with two hands, and steadily run the edge against a lit incense. You need to make sure the incense is held securely somehow. This is how we used to do it before laser cutting was invented. Remember STEADY is the key word. You might want to practice on a scarp before attempting. Also remember to cut your shapes about 1/8" bigger than the final size.

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    May 23, 2014, 07.38 PMby Donna DiVito

    Use a lightweight knit fabric that won’t fray, or curl. Make a template and cut many at once. Another is serge the edges with a very narrow stitch.. or serge two together with a narrow stitch and turn right side out.. Very time consuming.. I’ve seen fabric with cut-out features like that, just not sure if they were feather shaped

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    May 29, 2014, 10.16 PMby Pandawars

    Thank you!

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    May 30, 2014, 12.35 AMby Cynsin

    Perhaps a hot knife. Its pricey, so you would need to decide if it’s worth the investment.http://www.demandproducts.com/EIFS-items/item.php?l1=3,15&sku=GROUPHKTFC

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    May 30, 2014, 01.46 AMby mbuchanan1

    Here a dress by a Burda Style member who used the burned edge technique to make the petals on the dresshttp://www.burdastyle.com/projects/1920s-inspired-petal-dress

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