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GIMP BRAID French 8mm Peacock

GIMP BRAID French 8mm Peacock

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Gimp braid is a narrow ornamental trim used to finish off raw edges or cover staples in upholstery. It can also be used to add trim contrast to soft furnishings or sewing projects.

Can be glued, sewn or tacked into place depending on your project. See below for application tips.

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  • Hot Glue Gun

    Heat up a hot-glue gun with a fabric rated glue stick.
    Dab a small amount of hot-glue onto end of gimp braid, fold and press edge over. This is to tidy up the frayed edge.
    Apply small lines of glue onto the chair, and stick the gimp braid on.
    At the end, fold over the frayed edge of braid, and fold under with glue.

    Hot Glue Guns 
  • Fabric Adhesive

    Use fabric glue or contact adhesive. Dab a small amount of glue on the end of the braid, fold and press edge over to tidy the frayed edge. Apply a line of glue onto the chair and stick the gimp braid on. At the end, glue and fold the end. It is common practice to hammer in a small gimp pin or chair nail at the start and finish of the braid.

    Fabric Adhesive 
  • Gimp Pins

    Fold the end of gimp braid over and press a gimp pin through the braid and into position. Hold it with needle nose pliers while you drive it home with a tack hammer. Use a ruler to evenly place the gimp pins in intervals along the braid. At the end, fold over the frayed edge of braid and hold in place with another gimp pin.  

    Gimp Pins 
  • Chair Nails

    Fold the end of gimp braid over and press a domed chair nail through the gimp and into position. Hold it with needle nose pliers while you drive it home with a tack hammer. Use a ruler or space setter to evenly place the pins/nails in intervals along the braid. At the end, fold over the frayed edge of braid and hold in place with another chair nail.  

    Chair Nails