Well, there are a couple of different things you can try... but the first, most important step is figuring out what the ribbon is made of. Most ribbon is made of polyester, nylon, or some other synthetic fiber. There are some ribbons made of cotton, and cotton blends.
*caution - use caution and at your own risk. I am not responsible if you destroy your bow, burn yourself or something/somebody else*
If the ribbon is polyester, the best fastest thing to do is to run a lighter quickly along the edge. If it didn't seal the ribbon the first time, just repeat. You do have to move quickly or the ribbon will melt too much or black will appear (especially on white ribbon).
If you'd rather not risk melting your bow, setting it on fire, don't know the material the ribbon is made of etc.. you can use fray check on it. I personally did not like the stuff in the clear bottle that's labeled "fray check". I did find this hand quilters fray stuff from a sewing store that is lovely.
*warning, you may check to see if the fray check will stain the ribbon on the underside before using.
I'm in the process of starting a youtube channel. I got my camera, but my tripod hasn't arrived yet. I plan to release a video series and will include a video about sealing ribbon and repairing hair bows.
|Go Bama! Made this Alabama themed hair bow as a gift for my Bama friend.|