by beckybowman 21 Jan 2012

I want to try a design that has fringe on it. I have never done one and I am confused about how to make the fringe. Do you sew it and then cut it from the top or back side? Thanks for any advice.

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by louisecockeran 22 Jan 2012

I tried the Flower that fannyfurkin said and wow it worked it is sooo beautiful thank you cuties for the help I love this!!!

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by cfidl 22 Jan 2012

I think patterns are different. I did a lion that you cut on the front side. I just flowers the same way. I always keep instuctional files, which is where you will find your answer for sure! Let us know! Live Laugh Download Stitch!

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by louisecockeran 22 Jan 2012

Thanks for asking and thanks for the advise I have some of the Fringe designs and didn't know where to clip the threads either Hugs Louise

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by marcellelewis 21 Jan 2012

I have done some very cute fringe animals for my grandsons. A very nice effect and not hard to do. As I remember you just clip the bobbin (carefully) and pull the top thread gently. The loops can be left loopy or cut for a more ragged appearance. I have done some both ways. Either way is cute.

Marcelle

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beckybowman by beckybowman 22 Jan 2012

Thanks sew much.

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by sukira 21 Jan 2012

Embroidery Library has instructions and video.

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by lflanders 21 Jan 2012

Ms Veronika has/had some fringe designs(older) that she had a tutorial on at one time, I did not copy it at the time but I am sure some of the Cuties copied it. I do remember reading it but can not remember why I did not copy it.

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by pcteddyb 21 Jan 2012

I have some fringe designs (embroidery library) that you use wash-away thread in the bobbin for the "fringe" parts (then regular bobbin thread for the rest) and it works out really nicely. You sew the design then wash it and the pull up the threads from the front (they lift easily). I would think it would work for other fringe designs too (if it is something that you "wash").

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beckybowman by beckybowman 22 Jan 2012

Wow, I learn something new everyday. I have never heard of the wash away thread. where do you find it?

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by fannyfurkin 21 Jan 2012

Do you have a fringe design to practice on? you will find a very simple one on my communtity site, I know it says sign up and log in to get it but I messed up and the reality is you just have to click on it and it will download, so if your want a really simple one to practice on it is on the top right of the page under login. Just use Mops's instructions.
Alice

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sewbadly by sewbadly 21 Jan 2012

Thank you, I have been wanting to try this technique as well.

pennifold by pennifold 21 Jan 2012

Thanks Alice, just downloaded it. Love Chris

beckybowman by beckybowman 22 Jan 2012

Thanks for the advice, I have downloaded it and will definitely use it to practice.

dididwiar by dididwiar 22 Jan 2012

Thanks I will try also.

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by mops Moderator 21 Jan 2012

From the back, you cut the bobbin thread and pull the loops up on the front - I use the closed point of embroidery scissors. I like the technique for its 3D effect.

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mops by mops 21 Jan 2012

Sorry,must have touched the button twice, my iPad responds to tremors!!

beckybowman by beckybowman 21 Jan 2012

Thanks, can't wait to try it.

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by mops Moderator 21 Jan 2012

From the back, you cut the bobbin thread and pull the loops up on the front - I use the closed point of embroidery scissors. I like the technique for its 3D effect.

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