I’m a woodworker and I build what I call flag/memorabilia cases for families of Veterans. I have an area in my cases that fabric is hemmed and attached my a backing board (plywood) that has 1/4″ hard formboard and 1/4″ soft sponge foam over the top. The flag blue canvas is hemmed and tacked to the edges of the plywood and cover the above material. Pictures and metal and other memorabilia can be attached to the flag blue cloth material.
My problem is I have a lady in town to do this for me, the fabric part. Her mom is sick and she is out of town taken care of her. So that leaves me with finding someone else. I’m thinking about doing this myself?? I don’t sew or have any desire to at this point in my life. But, what I was thinking about doing is purchasing the material and glue the hem in place and tack to the plywood myself using staples on the edge of the backing board. The hem is to keep the material from unraveling, please don’t laugh folks I’m trying my best here.
So my questions are should I purchase a nice pair of peaking shears, or will regular scissors work and what glue to use on the fabric? The only fabric shop I can think of in town is Wal-Mart. Any certain brand/model of peaking shears. The only “fabric tools” I have is an iron.