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Old 12-09-2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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I need your help!

Hello out there in Pow wow country,
I am gathering the items to make a buckskin outfit. I need some advise about the fringe on the sleeves. I know what length I want, I just don't know what to use. I have seen many made with a fabric cord or fringe but don't know where to find it or what it would be called. Then there is the buckskin fringe I can not find the width I would use. So any help would be appriciated.


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If you're making a buckskin dress, you want to make the fringe out of buckskin too, and most likely, you're gonna have to cut your own.

It's not hard. Short fringe is easily cut with scissors. And if you're handy with a rotary cutter and ruler (like for quilting), then you can use that to cut the longer fringer.

Of course it can be cut with scissors too, just take your time, use long strokes and start each cut carefully from where you left off.

The first time I saw someone cut a hide into fringe, I almost cried. My sister-in-law still laughs at me about that.
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You can also use a lace cutter. Easily obtained from Tandy In Edmonton. I have found this little device has made it very easy to do long fringes using scraps of hide. Lace maker
Demo video

Failing wanting to buy a lace cutter (at 5 bucks you can't go wrong) I used to cut scrap hide into rounds and cut them by doing a spiral to the centre. I used to take several rounds with me to doc or dentist appts where I knew I would have a long wait and cut them while I was waiting. The one thing I have noticed is depending on the grain of the hide, cutting against it may cause the fringe to go all twisty. Cutting in a circle helps it stay nice and straight.
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If you're making a buckskin dress, you want to make the fringe out of buckskin too, and most likely, you're gonna have to cut your own.

It's not hard. Short fringe is easily cut with scissors. And if you're handy with a rotary cutter and ruler (like for quilting), then you can use that to cut the longer fringer.

Of course it can be cut with scissors too, just take your time, use long strokes and start each cut carefully from where you left off.

The first time I saw someone cut a hide into fringe, I almost cried. My sister-in-law still laughs at me about that.

so your telling me that Buckskin fringe on a Buckskin dress for Buckskin dancing is actually made out of Buckskin? you ladies are crazy!
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so your telling me that Buckskin fringe on a Buckskin dress for Buckskin dancing is actually made out of Buckskin? you ladies are crazy!
Not as crazy as a man reading women's work stuff...lol What next? You wanting us to do your nails? Talk about wondow treatments and matching cushions? lol
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You can also use a lace cutter. Easily obtained from Tandy In Edmonton. I have found this little device has made it very easy to do long fringes using scraps of hide. Lace maker
Demo video

Failing wanting to buy a lace cutter (at 5 bucks you can't go wrong) I used to cut scrap hide into rounds and cut them by doing a spiral to the centre. I used to take several rounds with me to doc or dentist appts where I knew I would have a long wait and cut them while I was waiting. The one thing I have noticed is depending on the grain of the hide, cutting against it may cause the fringe to go all twisty. Cutting in a circle helps it stay nice and straight.
Yaahl, that lace cutter is interesting. But I find it hard to believe that cutting fringe in a circle will hang nice and straight.

Also, when cutting fringe, you don't want a hundred single pieces of fringe. You should stop short of the end like 1/2" to 1" so that you have a section of fringe to sew on to your sleeve or wherever.



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Rose, I did all of my long fringe that way and 20+ years later none of it has twisted and remains straight. Try it yourself with a small piece of scrap. Just keep cutting in a spiral until you reach the middle. You'll get a nice long piece out of a 5"x5" piece.
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Hmmm...interesting. I usually use commercial tanned buckskin for fringe, and I'm sure it won't lay flat if cut spiralled. I bet good hides would lay flat tho.
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Okay not commenting on how to do the fringe for the dress but I want to comment on that Tandy lace cutter.....

For buckskin it is a tricky piece of equipment. You cannot be in an area too thin or too thick, cant have any stretch left to it and so forth. Ruler and cutter is a lot easier if doing a lot of fringe.
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If you're making a buckskin dress, you want to make the fringe out of buckskin too, and most likely, you're gonna have to cut your own.

It's not hard. Short fringe is easily cut with scissors. And if you're handy with a rotary cutter and ruler (like for quilting), then you can use that to cut the longer fringer.

Of course it can be cut with scissors too, just take your time, use long strokes and start each cut carefully from where you left off.

The first time I saw someone cut a hide into fringe, I almost cried. My sister-in-law still laughs at me about that.
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Depending on how much fringe you want and how long, you can use a whole or half hide for each sleeve. For lots of really long fringe, you may need two hides for each sleeve. If you are cutting lots of fringe, use the rotary cutter and a long metal straight edge. I bought a metal 48" ruler from Home Depot and found it invaluable for cutting nice long, straight fringes. This method will have all your fringes cut in an hour.
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Okay not commenting on how to do the fringe for the dress but I want to comment on that Tandy lace cutter.....

For buckskin it is a tricky piece of equipment. You cannot be in an area too thin or too thick, cant have any stretch left to it and so forth. Ruler and cutter is a lot easier if doing a lot of fringe.
Agreed LS about the thickness of the hide can mess up the cutting. I didn't have any problems using buckskin or moose with it. Just have to make sure your razor is new and super sharp. I could usually get about 20 strips cut before the blade went dull. When I start gathering the rounds to use, I try and keep them all about the same thickness. I make little piles of the various thicknesses and sort them into what I'm going to be using them for... ties for hair pieces, wrapping, fringe.. etc.

The other down side of using the lace cutter is the amount of "hide dust" that is generated so it's wise to wear a painter's mask while zipping along making fringe. Especially if you're doing it indoors.
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If you're making a buckskin dress, you want to make the fringe out of buckskin too, and most likely, you're gonna have to cut your own.

It's not hard. Short fringe is easily cut with scissors. And if you're handy with a rotary cutter and ruler (like for quilting), then you can use that to cut the longer fringer.

Of course it can be cut with scissors too, just take your time, use long strokes and start each cut carefully from where you left off.

The first time I saw someone cut a hide into fringe, I almost cried. My sister-in-law still laughs at me about that.
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Mens- t-shirt I used one of those slim fitting t-shirts in a Small with long sleeves (only because I wanted my sleeves to be a bit longer) but you can use something larger depending on how loose or long you want it.
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pencil

Put the t-shirt on and choose where you want the fringe to start. Mark it with a pencil. Then with a ruler use the point where the armpit usually goes and measure from there to where your spot is. Mine is 17in. then make the point on the same spot on the other side.

Once you have done that connect the two dots and make a straight line. From that straight line make mark every 1cm going across.

Since the bottom already has the stitching line going across (that you will cut off) use this as a line and make 1cm marks accross.

Then connect the top marks with the bottom marks.

Now you are ready to cut. First cut the bottom off (where the stitching is) then cut the lines you made.

Once you have finished the fringe cut off the collar. I start at about the angle wear the ruler is but your basic goal is to cut it off. Try to be straight.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:35 PM   #19
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