We MUST ALWAYS Seal Ribbon Ends
Yes, seal ribbon ends for every ribbon, any ribbon, to keep it from fraying which could further misshape our precious bows.
So, What's the best way to seal ribbon ends?
I've tried them all. Depending on the ribbon material, I've summarized below the sealing methods you can use for each of them.
|Fray Check||Lighter / Candle||Thread Burner / Wood Burning Tool|
|Taffeta||Good||NO No||NO No|
Now, How do we seal ribbon ends?
For starter or children, begin seal ribbon ends with liquid fray check is the way to go. This is the safest way that one wouldn't mess up.
Once you gain more confidence in handling the ribbons, you can try heat sealed the ribbon ends. This is what the experts use. You can either heat sealed with candle / lighter or using a thread burner / wood burning tool.
Have problems to handle V-shape ends? This example here show you how you can heat seal V-shape ribbon ends with candle / lighter.