Linen tape, finely woven in a natural color is a strong tape which takes to dyeing when necessary. The 3/4" linen tape may be used for binding the tops of petticoats it will hold both pleats or gathered edges well. Allow enough tape to tie the back panel directly in front and the front panel in back to best hold up your 18th century petticoats. 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 Friday 30 August, 2019.