When I started sewing for myself on a regular basis I was so excited to finish garments. But seam finishing wasn’t really taken into consideration. I regret this now. Some of the first things I made for myself were scrub tops. I had just started working full time in my chosen field and surprisingly scrubs are expensive. (IMO) I couldn’t afford to buy fun scrubs, but what I could do was go to the local Walmart fabric section. I would buy fun clearance fabric and spend an afternoon making work scrubs. I could have a top for 5 bucks or less!
However, using cotton fabric and not finishing off my cut edges is coming back to haunt me.
Everything is fraying!
Little strings everywhere!
I did not have a serger back then, so I should have taken the time to zig zag stitch all my edges,captured them in bias tap, or have done french seams.
The only thing I have going for me is that I left large seam allowances. So with a few small seam rips I was able to run my fraying tops through the serger. I finished the seams I opened and my pokemon top will live to see another work day.