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GIMP BRAID Alba 10mm Gold

GIMP BRAID Alba 10mm Gold

SKU:76904

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Gimp braid is a decorative trim that adds a touch of elegance to your sewing and upholstery projects. Supplied by the meter, it's perfect for hiding unsightly staples and finishing raw edges on your upholstery. You can use it to create a beautiful contrast on cushions, curtains, and other soft furnishings.

Gimp braid is easy to use and can be applied in a variety of ways. You can glue it in place with fabric glue, sew it on with a sewing machine or by hand, or tack it in place with small nails called gimp pins. You can also use decorative domed chair nails for extra bling. If using it for covering staples or tacks, select a braid wide enough to cover them all. Stapling in a straight line is also helpful!

If you're using gimp braid to cover raw edges, simply fold and glue the end of the braid over, and glue or sew the braid in place. If you're using it to add contrast, try experimenting with different widths and colours to find the perfect combination for your project.

Whether you're a seasoned upholsterer, sewer or crafter or just starting out, gimp braid is a versatile and easy-to-use trim that will add a touch of sophistication to any project.

Keywords: gimp braid, furniture ribbon, decorative trim, guimp or guimpe, ornamental tape 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 

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