working wth nylon
- Don't worry about syl nylon. It won't ravel. The silicon holds it
For the noncoated stuff, I've tried several options and find them
all a little tedious. And working with heat or fire is stressful,
1. Hot cutting: I used a stencil cutter which is kinda like a wimpy
soldering iron. I don't know if it gets as hot, but it works. I
didn't have glass and used EXTRA heavy duty aluminum foil. I'm sure
a concrete garage floor would work too. If you're using a hot
cutting tool, you can only do one layer at a time or they'll fuse
Use wadded up aluminum foil to clean the gum off the tip.
2. Just cut it and seal the edges with a candle flame.
3. Use FRAY CHECK or FRAY BLOCK which you can get at the fabric
store. Run a stripe of it along your cutting line, let it dry, and
cut. It will hold at least until you get the seams sewn and
finished, maybe longer. you can also put it on the edge after it's
If it's uncoated fabric, sharp pins are not going to hurt it. I even
use pins in Syl Nylon. It's pretty self sealing.