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Where to find Twill Tape?

haleyk | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Hello all,

I’ve been searching for twill tape in a variety of colors online, and have only been able to find it available in basic colors (natural, white, red, navy) or in bulk on large spools. Any recommendations for online retailers that offer a broader variety in trims? Thank you!

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  1. Palady | | #1

    To the best of my knowledge twill tape is now avaialble to the domestic sewist in the colors you've mentioned by the package of 3 yds or such.  Time was fabric stores had quite a variety.  Alas, this has been long gone.

    Did you find this URL in your search?

    http://www.twilltape.com/servlet/the-Cotton-Tapes-in-Colors/Categories

    You may have because you mention "bulk."  72 yds can be considered as such.

    Would you consider being in touch with a company that comes across as wholesale?  Perhaps you could be directed to a source through which they deal for handling their overstock.

    http://www.waynemills.com/?gclid=CJaNzaKV6JsCFQ7xDAod503d5g

    nepa

     

     

     

  2. Josefly | | #2

    I've had a problem also, finding twill tape, and can only offer this warning about some of the colored, packaged twill tapes. Traditionally "twill tape" referred to cotton twill tape, but the packaged tapes I've come across are disappointingly made of polyester. That may suit your purpose, however.

    Good luck in your search. I found only the white and black cotton twill tapes, in my search, and even that was hard to find. Mary Jo's Cloth Store was my source. The white tape can at least be dyed.

  3. diday | | #3

    mjtrims.com offers broad variety of trims.

    Cotton twill tapes:
    http://www.woodedhamlet.com/tapes_braids/standard_cotton_tweel.html

    Interesting source:
    http://www.wmboothdraper.com/TapeLace/tapelace.htm

    What do you plan to use the twill tape for, and are you looking for specific fiber content? As someone else mentioned the white could be dyed to suit you and some fibers are more suitable for dying than others.

    1. SewistKitty | | #4

      Hi,
      I really enjoyed looking at the 2nd site that you posted. Reading through the descriptions of how various tapes were used in the past was quite a history lesson. The owner must be a history buff. Thanks for the link.

      1. Palady | | #5

        Smiled reading through this discussion.  Twill tape, & much of yesteryear is hard to come by these days. 

        A wandering through an Antique store in my past, I came upon a nearly full  industrial roll of orange soutache.  It was labeld "orange double string", priced at $5.00.  I found some items to purchase and while at the register, idenitifed what I'd seen as to the "string".  Explained what it really was, how it was used,  & had to write the name out since it was unknown to the clerk.  Who by the way said she saw a sewist.  Returning several days later to buy an item I wanted to think over, I noticed the roll was now correctly labeled as soutache.  The price increased to $10.00. 

        I opted out of purchasing the roll first time around because my mother worked in the industry & more than a few soutache rolls were avaialble to me in the same color plus some 6 or so other colors.  My granddaughters now delight in braiding & lacing lengths.

        nepa

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