Linen tape, finely woven in a natural color is a strong tape which takes to dyeing when necessary. The 1/4" may be used for stay tape, stay lacing, tying the back of breeches and for inserting in button shanks. Directions for securely sewing buttons into a garment using 1/4" linen tape are found in The Workman's Guide to Tailoring Stitches. Directions for securely sewing linen tape on to a garment are found in The Lady's Guide to Plain Sewing Book II. In 1757 in The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London "John Mungotroid was indicted for stealing . . . 3038 yards of linen tape, 175 yards of quality binding."
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 24 August, 2019.