Really nice very finely woven vintage cotton ribbon braid type sewing trim, available
in choice of two colors: a soft creamy white, or apple red, as per the color name
stamped on rend of ed ribbon spool. No fiber content noted on either roll, but both
trims feel and look like cotton, possibly with some rayon. Also, a burn test confirms
all natural yarns; the trim ignites fairly easily with direct flame, but sputters
and burns slowly, smells of burning paper/wood and leaves minimal fine ash, all strong
indications of pure natural cotton and/or rayon. Offered by the yard, with substantial
yardage available for each color.
The trim is narrow, with a soft, silky feel and
subtle sheen. It is very finely woven middy type braid, so there is a slight texture,
however the trim is not thick and bulky, but rather quite slim, smooth and pliable
with a delicate appearance and aesthetic, yet due to the cotton fibers the ribbon
is very sturdy. Perfect for dainty or fine applications, like ribbon work, doll
and teddy bear dressing, and probably some types of needlework like knitting, crochet
Found on the original old cardboard and metal reinforced spools. Both trims
appear to have been stored well, as we see no signs of fading, dust or deterioration
often seen on older vintage trims of this sort. Although we cannot see deep inside
the many layers of trim on the rolls / bolts, they appear to remain in excellent
vintage estate condition; very strong and stable. Color is consistent, however on
the white spool we did note a very small area that appears to have a pale diffused
pinkish hint, which is likely a bit of surface color transfer and probably not detectable
once trim is removed from the roll. Purchased yardage will be sent in one continuous
length as possible, however occasionally we have found several different lengths
on large bolts like this, and/or factory splices. When this occurs we always include
extra yardage to allow for seaming.
Please see our other listing in this category
for similar embellishments and sewing trims.
Regarding Shipping & Checkout: we can
offer only USPS Priority Shipping Rates through our Cart/Check-out system, however
if you wish to make a purchase totaling LESS than $50.00, and the item(s) is small/light
weight, like buttons, ribbon, paper, etc., it is possible USPS First Class mail might
be slightly less expensive. If you would like a First Class mail price quote, rather
than using our standard checkout as described below, please email us via the Contact
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We will gladly reply with a cost for USPS First Class mail, at which time a custom
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Please scroll down the page and select the ribbon trim color of your choice below.
Next, if you wish to purchase more than one yard, which is the minimum purchase,
please type the desired number of yards from 2 up to the maximum for each color choice
in the white QUANTITY Box and then click the ADD TO CART Button. The appropriate
total for your selected amount of yardage will be calculated and shown on the resulting
Invoice. If you wish to order more than one color simply return to this page and
complete the process again for your next color. When finished, proceed with checkout.
Material: cotton, possibly with some rayon Color: choice ~ apple red OR soft creamy
white Manufacturer: unknown, but likely made in the USA Age: 1930s - 1950s Size: width
~ apx. 4 mm = apx. 3/16 of an inch Quantity: available yardage varies per color,
see below ~ sold per yard red ~ apx. 250 yards available white
~ apx. 100 yards available
Finely Woven Vintage Cotton Ribbon Braid Sewing Trim Yardage ~ Choice Colors, Red