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Torn Fabric Tutorial
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Published: April 22, 2013
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Hey Guys I wanted to start making some tutorials on cosplay technique so I made one for torn fabric.

When I started my San dress I was really worried about the edging since I didn't want to ruin the dress but wanted iy to look torn. I couldn't find much online on how to do torn edges (really wasn't looking that hard either), so I just kinda winged it. I made this to show how I did it. Any and all feedback is appreciated :)

edit: Lol typos
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mukuro5Hobbyist Writer
Looks nice. Does the fabric glue or nail polish come off in the wash?
digitaleva's avatar
Well, this answers a lot of questions. Just wondering if this works on broadcloth or other, less expensive fabrics.
floorpatoot's avatar
how would i go about this if the fabric i was using has to be doubled up/has two layers? 
NorseDanceParty's avatar
NorseDancePartyHobbyist Artisan Crafter
you could pin down the fabric and cut around it.  Are you looking for a layered look?
Kiashi29's avatar
Kiashi29Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Have you tried this on knit fabric?  
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NorseDancePartyHobbyist Artisan Crafter
ive used it on regular cotton and some stretch cotton.  Try testing a swatch first to see if it works
Crystel86's avatar
wow ! thank you a lot for this tutorial !!!!!
NorseDanceParty's avatar
NorseDancePartyHobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem!  Message me if you have any questions!
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Ailish01Professional Photographer
OMG FINALLY!! I have been looking for a good tutorial for torn fabric and no one has been able to help me! This just saved me a lot of time and hassle!I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! 
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NorseDancePartyHobbyist Artisan Crafter
XD awesome!  If you have any questions feel free to message me :)
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MikoBuraHobbyist
Thanks! Should come in use for an upcoming project of mine!
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NorseDancePartyHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome feel free to message me if you have any questions
Lya123456's avatar
I was trying to find a tutorial like that !!!!

Thank you sooo much :DD
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NorseDancePartyHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome!  I hope it helps if you have questions feel free to contact me :)
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Rose-PastelStudent Artisan Crafter
This is exactly the kind of technique I have been looking for! Thank you very much for this tutorial!

I wanted to try achieving torn edges, but it was difficult to do so without making it look very fake or ruining the garment. I'll definitely try this out!
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NorseDancePartyHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! that made my day.  Feel free to message me if you have questions.  
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Rose-PastelStudent Artisan Crafter
You are welcome!

Thank you for your offer as well, I'll contact you if I have any questions! :)
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