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user-238441 | Posted in General Discussion on

how do i cut cord and keep it from raveling ……can you tell Iam ned to this

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  1. Ralphetta | | #1

    In the fabric stores, they put tape around the area to cut, and then cut through the center of the taped area.  You don't have a raw edge on either piece.

    1. user-238441 | | #2

      Thank you for getting back to me so quickly.  That part I know.  I have to cut 2 30" lengths of cord for a jewlery bag I am making.  How do I keep it from raveling after I cut it for the project.  Cant leave tape on it.  Will fray check do the trick or can I sew the ends.  They are exposed. 

      1. Ralphetta | | #3

        Can you knot the ends and then put something like Fray Check on them? When you pull the knot taut so the end doesn't protrude, wouldn't it be sort of protected so the Fray Check wouldn't wear off? I'm just coming up with ideas.  I'm sure there are people you have actually experience.

  2. Tangent | | #4

    It seems that what you want is some way to finish the ends when the project is done.  A knot at the end, with a dab of glue inside the knot and pulled tight is one way to do it.  you might make a tassel around the knot, or glue a large bead on the end above the knot, or instead of the knot.  You could use fancy thread to 'whip' the ends, wrapping them tight like the ends of shoelaces.  Will they be seperate, or tied to each other to make a loop?  That would keep them from pulling out of the channel, as would having some sort of lump on the ends.

    To make a cord go into a tight hole, as in a bead--  take a 2 or 3-inch piece of tape, such as masking-tape, and wrap the end of the cord with it lengthways on a slight diagonal, so that the tape is on an inch or so of the cord, and the rest of the tape can be shaped into a slim point.  Poke this point thru the hole, and guide the cord thru the hole by pulling on the tape instead of trying to push the cord thru.

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