1/8″ White Cotton Tape – 10 Yard Ball


Made in the USA


Cotton tape rolled into convenient 10 yard rolls are available in many sizes. The 1/8″ and 1/4″ may be used as ties for ladies caps, and bonnets, stay laces, and to tie the back of breeches. The 1/4″ may be used for inserting in button shanks the directions for this method are found in The Workman’s Guide to Tailoring Stitches. The 3/8″, 1/2″, come in white and natural and work well for tying petticoats, aprons, and cloaks. Directions for securely sewing cotton tape on to a garment are found in The Lady’s Guide to Plain Sewing Book II. In 1783 in The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London “WILLIAM HATCHMAN was indicted for feloniously stealing . . . 24 yards of cotton tape, value 4 s.”

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Cotton tape isn’t found in original garments before c. 1830s. However, if there’s one place to lower the price of a garment often it lies with the tape. For example 1/8″ cotton tape used to attach buttons is usually completely enclosed within the lining of the garment so that it’s all concealed. Narrow tape is also used to tie the back of the trousers or breeches & in to tie petticoats & aprons where few will see it.