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IsaacWalters 08-20-2016 08:41 PM

Bag cover trim
 
I am looking at diy'ing a bag cover and am wondering where to get trim.

CalumII 08-21-2016 02:43 AM

Re: Bag cover trim
 
Any decent sewing shop will have more options than you can shake a stick at.

IsaacWalters 08-21-2016 07:03 AM

Re: Bag cover trim
 
I have been at 3 or 4 sewing shops and have seen a ridiculous number of trims, but I am looking for something of a fringe like this (which they have not had)...

http://static1.squarespace.com/stati...G?format=1000w

Thom Lenahan 08-21-2016 08:19 AM

Re: Bag cover trim
 
Maybe try Jolene at Hastings to see if she might sell some trim only......

http://www.hastingsbagcovers.com/index.html

Thom

Andrew Lenz 08-21-2016 09:25 AM

Re: Bag cover trim
 
You'll likely be better off looking in an upholstery shop than a sewing shopódrapery fringe. I can tell you with absolute certainty that it's not manufactured just for making bagpipe bags. :)

Andrew

pancelticpiper 08-22-2016 03:29 AM

Re: Bag cover trim
 
Wow your local fabric shop must not have much variety. Our local shop has all of those pictured above.

It's called Naples Brush Fringe. I think for a bagcover you would want the 2".

Here

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...s+brush+fringe

Trickier to find is the metallic gold and silver fringe that looks right, the kind where each element of the fringe is a loop so it can't fray. It's usually either too narrow or too wide for bag covers.

SweetDrones 08-22-2016 01:54 PM

Re: Bag cover trim
 
I got a nice kind of creamy, beige one from my local cheapo curtain/furnishing store, which though not gold, actually goes really nicely with the artificial ivory and dark green bagcover on my indestructible plastic smallpipes.

Online stores are also a good bet I would think.

IsaacWalters 08-22-2016 06:11 PM

Re: Bag cover trim
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pancelticpiper (Post 1304621)

Trickier to find is the metallic gold and silver fringe that looks right, the kind where each element of the fringe is a loop so it can't fray. It's usually either too narrow or too wide for bag covers.

But Richard... I LIKE the frayed old wool yarn look! :thumb: An olive or drab green would be perfect.

pancelticpiper 08-22-2016 06:48 PM

Re: Bag cover trim
 
Yes the Naples Brush fringe has that frayed yarn look. It's the style of fringe traditionally used on selfcoloured/plain bagcovers.

Tartan covers used the same stuff, but it was specially made in variegated colours to match the tartan.

The style of metallic fringe traditionally used on velvet bagcovers looks like this, only shorter.

http://www.bjcraftsupplies.com/sewin...fringe/b02.jpg

It stays nice for years, doesn't fray.

There's a kind that looks pretty bad when it's new, and only gets worse later. Each strand has metallic stuff around a white core, and the ends are just chopped to length. New it comes with a basting or stabilizing thread that you're supposed to pull out when the sewing is finished. Legitimate UK-made covers didn't use this stuff, at least in the old days.

https://d2d00szk9na1qq.cloudfront.ne...um_0276642.jpg

I'm interested in this because I've long made my own bagcovers, not all of them, but when I want something I can't find.

I also don't hesitate to put different fringe on an existing cover. Here's a DIY thread about switching out the fringe on a very nice blue velvet cover I got used that had nasty white fringe. I pondered putting matching blue fringe on it, then decided to go with metallic silver.


http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/...d.php?t=146393

IsaacWalters 08-22-2016 06:58 PM

Re: Bag cover trim
 
I think that looped and purled (twisted) fringe is often called Bullion (especially when in metallic threads). The bag currently on the pipes I have is wonderful and old, but I am not fond of the Gordon tartan (although I like tartan) as well as it is a shade small for my current bag. BTW... I am referring to the pipes I just posted to show on the AHOHH FaceBook page. :wink:


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