Vintage 1 5/8 inch cotton trim with music notes - 5 yards

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This listing is for 5 yards (180 inches or 457 cm) of cotton trim. The trim is one continuous length. If more than 5 yards is ordered the trim will be cut as one continuous length.

This vintage, cotton trim is old, unused stock from a dress manufacturer. This trim was most likely going to be used as a ruffle edge or seam edge in a child's dress. I believe that it is from about the 1960's or earlier. This trim was NOT cut on the bias so it will not work well for bias tape.

This trim can be used for ruffles. bows, sakiori (rag weaving), rug making, rope bowls, Saori weaving, crochet rugs, scrapbooking, decoupage, card making and collage.

The trim has one raw edge and one finished edge. There is a seam about every 1.5 yards. Please refer to the 4th photo for a picture of the reverse side of this seam. Please note that the trim may vary slightly in width as it is hand-sewn.

I hand laundered this trim and it is in excellent condition. I didn't see any stains or marks but please be aware that this is a vintage item and there may be small flaws (pin-holes, stains) that I did not notice.

The last photo shows the color most accurately on my screen. Crayola brand crayons were placed in the photo for a color comparison. I had a difficult time capturing the true hue of the orange color in this trim. It most closely matches the color of the Yellow - Orange hued Crayola brand crayon but it can appear more melon-orange or bright orange colored depending on the light. The black music notes can take on more of a dark blue or deep purple color depending on the color that they were printed over. They do appear to be black colored though.

I used a microscope to determine that this trim is created primarily of cotton fibers. Other synthetic or natural fibers may be present but I did not see any.

*I am always willing to provide more information or pictures regarding my fabrics or using/sewing these fabrics. Please do not hesitate to send me a convo if you have any questions.*

I believe that the pictures show a good representation of the fabric colors however, please remember that colors may look different on your monitor. This is a vintage item so there may be small blemishes or marks in addition to those noted in the description.


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