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Vintage French Seam Binding

The rolls of seam binding found on this page are all vintage store stock, made in France, and date from the early 20th century. We obtained them from a source in Belgium, where they were recovered from an old shop. They're available in a rainbow of delicious colors!.

Fabric content isn't noted on the spools (as was common back then), but it is either cotton or a cotton/rayon blend. Each has an edging which has a lovely sheen to it. The rolls have been secured with a pin by the manufacturer and each measures 5 metres (about 5 yards, 16 inches). Each is complete & unused.

Most of the paper spools are blank. A few of the blue ones have a printed spool which reads: "Cache Couture / Extra / Fin Solide / Lavable, Résiste a la Lumiére. 5 Met. Garantis." (Cache Couture / Extra / Fine Solid / Washable & Light-Resistant / 5 Metres, Guaranteed.)

If more than one spool is available in a given color, we'll note that in the description.

You can click the small photos for a larger view. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Also be sure to check out these pages for more antique ribbons & seam bindings:

rolls of vintage French seam binding

Antique French  Seam Binding - Country Blue

French Seam Binding - Country Blue

This is a full spool of French seam binding, containing 5 metres (5 yards, 16 inches).

The color is a country blue, with lighter blue edges. In new condition, on the original paper spool. We have 2 spools are available at $12.00 each.

Antique French  Seam Binding - Salmon Pink

French Seam Binding - Salmon Pink

This is a full spool of French seam binding, containing 5 metres (5 yards, 16 inches).

The color is a bright salmon pink. Delicious! In new condition, on the original paper spool. We have just 1 spool available at $12.00.

more vintage French ribbons
Antique French Lingerie Ribbon - Tubular

Monamour Lingerie Strap Ribbon

This is a charming tubular ribbon, meant for use as lingerie straps. It's a pretty baby blue, and measures approximately 3/8" inch wide. It's a very soft, satin rayon.

15 yards available, at just $5 per yard.

rolls of vintage French seam binding

The rolls below were not purchased with the ones above, and they are have much less age than those. These are incomplete rolls, and, like the other seam bindings on this page, they're all made in France.
Sky Blue Extra-Fort Rayon Seam Binding

Sky Blue Extra-Fort Rayon Seam Binding

A roll of sunny blue seam binding, made of rayon. It is "extra-fort" (extra strong).Some pin holes/bumps where it was originally secured with a pin. Originally 5 meters in length, it now contains 4 meters (just over 4 yards).
SOLD

Please check back -
there are MANY more colors of these coming!

Don't forget to check out the Vintage Seam Binding and Other Vintage Trims pages as well!