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Buying Trims online

bevchris | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Hello.  Can anyone recommend to me some shops that have a good variety of trims and that will sell online.  I am making a Chanel style jacket but cannot find a suitable trim for it here in NZ.  I was going to do a frayed edge using the same fabric as the jacket but the fabric does not fray nicely so I am now looking for a trim.  I do not want a flat trim but something a little bulkier.  Thank you.


  1. Josefly | | #1

    This isn't the answer you asked for concerning ready-made trim. But did you see the article in Threads that suggested unraveling threads of your fashion fabric yardage, grouping the threads together and then braiding them to make your own coordinated trim for a Chanel-type jacket? Depending on your fabric, another idea would be to cut bias strips, leave the edges raw, and either gather or pleat the strips to make a trim. Also, gathered or pleated strips of organza in a coordinating color, make a nice trim.

    1. bevchris | | #3

      What a great idea.  I do not recall the article but will look back through the magazine for it.  Thank you

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    ThreadKoe | | #2

    If you check out the info videos and instruction tips on the different presser feet available for sewing machines, you will see what you can make yourself with a cording foot!  By sewing down different cords and threads, you can make your own glamourous and perfectly unique trim yourself.  Cathy

  3. jjgg | | #4

    I don't know what it would be like to for you to buy from the states, but MJ Trim in NY has fabulous trims.http://www.mjtrim.comno affiliation, just a happy customer

  4. KBTsewer | | #5

    Hello bevchris,

    Other than using threads from the material, which has been mentioned, I would suggest, if you can crochet, making your own braid with matching wool/cotton/metallic thread etc, or plaiting threads together is another option. Two online shops, here in the UK, sells nice trims etc. Web sites are http://www.bedecked.co.uk. and http://www.mccullochandwallis.co.uk. The latter has a big shop in London.I mention this in case you have relatives living over here. Both firms do mail order.Hope this helps.Parrot

    Edited 11/14/2008 8:12 am ET by parrot

    Edited 11/16/2008 8:01 am ET by parrot

    1. bevchris | | #6

      Thank you for the suggestions.  I have a friend going to the UK next month so I may get her to look for me.  Thanks again.

      1. KBTsewer | | #7

        There are other places in the UK which sell that type of trim.I only mentioned the two because they sell online/mail order.Will see what else I can come up with and post it to you through Threads.

        1. KBTsewer | | #8

          Here are more suppliers, all in London. Borovick Fabrics, 16 Berwick St, W1F 0HP. Supplies the theatre etc. Jason's Fabrics, 310-312 Edgeware Rd, W2 1DY. http://www.jasonsfabrics.com.  They stock beautiful fabrics + trims. Joel & Son Fabrics 75-83 Church St, NW8 8EU. London's leading fabric shop supplying HM The Queen.Need I say more ! http://www.joelandsonfabrics.com. Department stores such as John Lewis and/or Selfridges on Oxford St will have trims. John Lewis is particularly good.If your friend is visiting other cities then John Lewis has stores throughout the UK. Good luck. Parrot.

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