How am I keeping these fabric pieces from unraveling all over my scrapbook? I’ll show you.
Here is the swatch from my bridesmaids’ dresses. The edge is already unraveling.
After I cut the piece I wanted to use, I treated the newly-cut edges with Fray Check.
Fray Check is made by Dritz and you can find it in fabric stores for a couple of dollars. Dab the clear liquid along the raw edge of the fabric and allow to dry. The Fray Check will seal the edges and prevent them from unraveling.
Wait, is it acid free? Nope, I don’t think so. I decided that I would rather have the fabric not unravel in my scrapbook than worry about this small part of it being acid free.
Did you cut up those dresses just to use them in the scrapbook? Nope. I had scraps of lace leftover from when my mom shortened the train. When I ordered the bridesmaids’ dresses I asked the store for a swatch of the fabric so I could match it to other wedding stuff. It never hurts to ask!