Sewing with Wrap Scrap can be a bit of a challenge at times, but don’t let that stop you from creating! Here are some top tips that I find help when making bags and other wrap scrap items.
1. Preshrink your wrap fabric. Wrap fabric in most blends (cotton, linen, silk etc) will all shrink with the first wash. This will help as the weave will become more denser and might fray a bit less. It also means that it wont shrink (if it needs to washed) once your project is made.
2. Use interfacing. Wrap Scrap can move and shift quite a lot, giving it a backing of medium weight iron-on interfacing will give it a structure and help keep it all in place.
3. Overlock the edges. Wrap Scrap can fray like crazy! Help keep it all together by overlocking the edges. If you don’t have an overlocker, doing a zig zag stitch around the edge will also help.
4. Keep a generous seam allowance. If your wrap scrap is fraying or moving a lot, a small seam allowance may mean that holes could start appear. Keep a a generous seam allowance (like maybe half and inch) to avoid this.
5. Use fray stop. This is a glue and can be found with other craft glues at places like Spotlight and Lincraft. Put a dab on places on areas that might get stretched or be prone to fray for extra strength.
I hope this help with your next wrap scrap project – happy sewing!