Fabrics that don't fray?
I need to make bandages for a cosplay that wrap around my forearms, but I'm not sure what fabric to use. I don't want something that'll fray as I'm working with it or after wearing my costume a few times.
- Common SenseLv 72 months ago
Fabrics that do not Fray are:
- Pat WoodenLv 73 months ago
- LollyLv 73 months ago
Gauze for wounds.
- dripLv 73 months ago
Why not use real bandages, gauze?
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- BortLv 63 months ago
Sewing a seam in to any fabric prevents fraying. If you don't want thread lines use tape or glue inside the fold. If you don't want a fold in it materials that are fray resistant and less likely to fray are
Faux Leather (somewhat...the backing does fray but the fake leather it self does not)
A fabric that does not fray at all, ever, doesn't exist. Other than leather materials fabric is made by weaving. Fraying happens when the weaves become loose. That's what one of the purposes for making seams is for, to prevent fraying.
Even just putting a piece of tape along the edges without folding it over will help prevent fraying.
- Anonymous3 months ago
Hem the edges
- NancyLv 73 months ago
Any realistic bandages are going to be made out of gauze, which also has the advantage of being inexpensive. Just wrap gauze around your forearms. Gauze won't fray except where it's been cut, but you can keep it from fraying by using medical tape to tape the ends where you cut it.
So you start off with the end that is cut after you've put a piece of tape across it and then folded it over to cover the cut end and keep it from fraying. You then proceed to wrap your arm just like you're bandaging it. When you've got yourself all bandaged up satisfactorily, you go a few more inches and cut it. Then remove the gauze enough that you can tape that end like you did the first.
From that point on, you do your costume by starting the bandage by wrapping it around your arm so that the taped end is covered and then you continue wrapping your way up your forearm until you run out of bandage and then you take that's already been taped and tuck it in and underneath the bandaging so you can't see it.