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Vintage Woven & Embroidered Sewing Trims

These trims date approximately from the 1930s - 1970s. Some come from estates; others were purchased when the factory closed years ago. That same factory supplied the guitar strap companies in the 1960s & 1970s; these are the exact same trims used for that purpose, as well as for clothing & home decorating.

They are all unused & in excellent condition; any exceptions will be noted.

Just click the small photos for a larger view; please email with any questions.

Swatches

Swatches are available for most trims, just ask.

embroidered & woven trims

These are all 1 3/8" inches in width or more; most measure 1 1/2" to 4" inches wide. See the descriptions for details.

(See our narrow vintage embroidered trims page for trims 1 1/4" & less.)

You can state the number of yards you want after you add the trim to your shopping cart.

See the descriptions for the number of yards available for each trim.
Polk Street - Red, White & Blue Embroidered 1960s/1970s Trim

Polk Street Trim - Red & Blue

A stylized blossom, diamond and circle design on a 1.5" inch wide trim. The colors are white, blue, and red with accents of green & yellow. Guitar straps were made out of this trim in the '60s.

11 yards available, at 4.00 per yard.

Pepper 1960s embroidered sewing trim

Pepper Trim

Green flowers, white accents & red scrolls parade down this vintage trim.

This trim dates from the 1960s.

Two inches wide. 6 yards available. $5/yard.

San Francisco Brown. 1960s embroidered trim

San Francisco Brown Trim

Here's a bold, stylized flower in red and white on a black background.

This trim dates from the 1960s.

Two inches wide. 3 yards, 25 inches available; $11.99 for all.

Flower Stripe Trim 1960s

Mod Flower Stripe Trim

This trim probably from ca. the late 1960s/ early 1970s. I believe it's a cotton/poly blend. It measures 2" wide.

We have 30 yards available, at $4 per yard.

Hanako Embroidered Metallic Japan Trim

Hanako Trim

This trim was made in Japan, and is a bright gold metallic, with blue & white flowers and green leaves. Really catches the light - would be fantastic on stage.

It measures 1 9/16" inches. We have 10 yards available, at $7 per yard.

Annaleigh - Floral Embroidered 1970s Trim

AnnaLeigh Orange Trim

Cheerful orange daisies with green centers, on a natural white background with a green design along the edge. Refreshing!

This trim likely dates from the '70s, and is 1.5" inches wide. There are 4 yards available, at 6.50 per yard.

Annaleigh - Floral Embroidered 1970s Trim

AnnaLeigh Green Trim

Cheerful green daisies with gold centers, on a natural white background with a gold design along the edge. Refreshing!

This trim likely dates from the '70s, and is 1.5" inches wide. There are 4 yards available, at 6.50 per yard.

Daisy Blue embroidered trim

Daisy Blue Trim

White daisies with yellow centers on bright blue background with a white border. A real cheerful design.

10 yards available. Cotton; 2.25 inches wide. $5/yard

Annabelle - Blue & Green Floral embroidered trim

AnnabelleTrim

Graceful navy blue flowers and green foliage adorn this thin, beautiful white ribbon. I believe it's rayon.

Came from the estate of a Beverly Hills seamstress who carefully tucked it away until it came to us.

Trim measures 1 5/16" inches wide. 7 yards available. $7/yard.

Guitar Strap Buckle

Guitar Strap Buckles

I bought these new in 2005 (they were very hard to find!), so they are not truly vintage. But they are very similar to the buckles used on the vintage 1960s-1970s straps. Great for a replacement, or for making your own straps!

It's made of an alloy metal. Color is silver tone (but they are not made of silver).

The opening is 2" wide, fits perfectly for guitar straps measuring 1.5" to 2" inches wide. Overall dimensions are 2 5/8" x 1 3/4" inches. 30 available (email if you want more than that). $2.50 each.

Guitar Strap Adjustment Slide / Loop

Guitar Strap Adjustment Loop / Slide

I bought these new in 2005 (they were hard to find in this size & shape), so they are not truly vintage. But they are very similar to the hardware used on the vintage 1960s-1970s straps. Great for making repairs, or for making your own straps!.

It's made of an alloy metal. Color is gold tone (but they are not made of gold).

The opening is 2" wide, fits perfectly for guitar straps measuring 1.5" to 2" inches wide. 100 available (email if you want more than that). Receive 2 of them for $2.50.