This post is part of my Beginner Sewing Series.
So, what is a raw edge?
A raw edge is, basically, the edge of the fabric that hasn’t had anything done to it and it will probably have at least a few little strings coming off if it.
Here’s a picture of a raw edge.
If you need to wash your fabric, it’s not a great idea to leave your edges raw like this when you throw them in the washing machine.
You can do a simple zigzag stitch to keep them from unraveling.
Here’s what a zigzag stitch looks like and here’s a tutorial about how to do it, if you need help.
And just in case you were wondering, here’s what the selvedge looks like.