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Narrow Vintage Woven, Printed & Embroidered Trims

These trims date approximately from the 1930s - 1970s. Many come from estates; others were purchased when the factory closed years ago.

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.

Narrow sewing trims

These are all 1 1/4" inches in width or less. If you're looking for wider trims, please see our wide vintage embroidered trims page.

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.
Vintage Ribbon

Rayon Oak Leaf & Acorn Ribbon

This is a very beautiful, high-end rayon ribbon circa. 1930s-1940s. It features orange oak leaves and acorns on a white background.

It is very fine, rayon and has a wonderful shine. It would be easy to believe that it's silk. It's hard to capture its character with the camera! There are occasional small pin holes, some causing tiny dark spots; please take note if you are purchasing more than 6 yards.

We have 6 yards available.

$6/yard.

Vintage Ribbon

Rayon Gold Flower Ribbon

This is a very beautiful, high-end rayon ribbon circa. 1930s-1940s. It features golden flowers on a white background.

It is very fine, rayon and has a wonderful shine. It would be easy to believe that it's silk. It is in lovely condition; I notice no issues. Just beautiful.

We have 5 yards available (in 2 and 3-yard pieces, so purchases of more than 3 yards will be shipped in 2 pieces). $7/yard.

$7 per yard.

Vintage Ribbon

Rayon Blue Daisy Ribbon

This is a very beautiful, high-end rayon ribbon dating from the 1930s-1940s. It features a blue flower, on a white background.

It is very fine rayon and has a wonderful shine. It measures 1 3/8 inches in width and is 3 yards, 35 inches long. $7/yard (3 available), or all for $27.

Purchase 1-yard lengths (3 available):
Purchase all 3 yards, 35 inches. (1 available):
French White & Silver Trim

French Silver-on-White Geometric Trim

Beautiful silver-on-white embroidered trim, made in France. It measures 1/2" inch wide and we have 26 yards available at just $6/yard.
Grey/Silver Trim

Silver & Grey Diagonal Ribbon

A grey trim, embroidered with a diagonal silver design; very narrow cream border at edge. In lovely condition. It measures 5/8" inch wide and we have 9 yards available at $6/yard.
1960s-70s Cotton Embroidered Trim

Stars & Anchors Trim

Two yards of trim, featuring gold stars and anchors and red and blue stripes on a white background. Still bears the sticker of the long-gone Frederick & Nelson, which for decades was the grand old lady of Seattle department stores. It's 5/8" inch wide.

The 1-yard package for $7.00

1960s-70s Cotton Embroidered Trim

Kelly Ann Trim

A summery ribbon with a yellow, orange-centered sunflower on a sagey green background, with darker green flourishes. It is just lovely. Measures 1 1/4" inches wide.

We have 11 yards available, at $5/yard.

1960 Cotton Embroidered Trim

1960s/70s Everson (Brown) Trim

A cotton jacquard, with a geometric pattern in brown and yellow on a white background, made in the 1960s or 70s. It's approximately 13/16" inches in width.

We have 20 yards available, at $5/yard.

1960 Cotton Embroidered Trim

1960s/70s Everson (Red) Trim

A cotton jacquard, with a geometric pattern in black and red, and white with highlights of light blue, made in the 1960s or 70s. It's approximately 13/16" inches in width.

We have 20 yards available, at $5/yard.

1960s Cotton Embroidered Trim

1960s/70s Sumas (Blue) Trim

A cotton jacquard, with a geometric pattern in red and two shades of blue, on a white background. Made in the 1960s or 70s, it's approximately 13/16" inches in width.

We have 16 yards available, at $5/yard.

1960s Cotton Embroidered Trim

1960s/70s Sumas (Green) Trim

A cotton jacquard, with a geometric pattern in red, green, and black on a white background. Made in the 1960s or 70s, it's approximately 13/16" inches in width.

We have 14 yards available, at $5/yard.

Red & Black Zig Zag Trim - Vintage

Red & Black Zig Zag Trim

Red and black sewn onto a creamy white background. It's 7/16" inch in width. Very striking!

This piece measures 2 yards, 31 inches. It's all yours for $15.00

Delaware Embroidered Flowers Trim - Vintage

Delaware Geometric Trim

Here's a bright geometric pattern, in red, white, blue, and black with red edges.

It's 1 inch wide, and we have 6 yards available at $5/yard.

Marla Embroidered Flowers Trim - Vintage

Marla Embroidered Floral Trim

Pretty floral trim, with blue flowers, bright pink dots, and green foliage on a white, blue-lined background.

It's 1/2" inch wide, and we have 3 yards available at $4/yard.

Juliette - Floral Embroidered 1970s Trim

Juliette Trim

This one's got a green background and features bright orange flowers with blue centers. Very colorful, and very '70s, this trim is 1 5/16" inches wide.

We've got 7 yards available, at 5.00 per yard.

Shasta Daisy- embroidered trim

Shasta - Daisy Embroidered Trim

Stylized cream daisies on a natural green background; the edge is rust brown to match the daisies' centers.

This beautiful vintage 60s/70s embroidered trim measures 1 1/8" inch wide.

8 yards available at $6 / yard.

Joy Natural Trim

Joy Trim - Natural

This trim measures 2 yards, plus 1 foot. It's done in a very natural color scheme, with a light brown & white background (sort of a check), embellished with brown and gold flowers and dark brown vines and edged in yellow. It's just over an inch (1 1/16") wide, and all of it can be yours for $4.00.
Joy Red - embroidered trim

Joy Trim - Red

Yellow daisies, punctuated with red, & dark green foliage, on a denim blue-colored background. The border is red. Very summery!

Measures 1" inch wide.

4 yards available at $2.50 / yard.

Nora - 1940s embroidered trim

Nora Trim

Red Xs and blue diamonds on a creamy white background. Beautiful texture, and strong colors.

This design dates from the 30s or 40s. I believe it is cotton. Trim measures 11/16" inch wide.

2 yards available. $8/yard.

Alice - 1940s embroidered trim

Alice Trim

Dots, diamonds, pluses and circles in red, blue & green.

This design dates from the 30s or 40s. Trim measures 1 inch wide.

17 yards available, at $5/yard.
(Please ask if you need more; I think I have more elsewhere.)

Lindy - 1940s embroidered trim

Lindy Trim

A blue zig-zag, bordered by red & white. Fine stitches create the design, making it delicate & bold at the same time.

This unusual trim dates from the 30s or 40s. Trim measures 9/16" inch wide.

3 yards available. $6/yard.

Jeanne - 1940s embroidered trim

Jeanne Trim

Two kinds of flowers, and white hearts with green vine border, on a blue background. Just lovely.

This design dates from the 40s. I believe it is cotton. Trim measures 1 1/8" inches wide.

6 yards available. $7yard.

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy embroidered trim

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Trim

I believe this trim is from the 1940s. Its unusual design incorporates a white-lightning bolt, and red, white & blue stars of various sizes on a navy blue background.

1 yard is available; $8.

Garden Gate embroidered trim

Garden Gate Trim

Geometry meets greenery: diamonds in two shades of green on a white background.

Cotton; 3/4" wide. 3 yards available. $2/yard.

not vintage but still cool

Europa Imports Metallic Ribbon

Europa Imports Metallic Ribbon - Charlia

We rarely sell non-vintage items...but I'll make an exception for this gorgeous metallic ribbon. It was manufactured by the now-defunct Europa Imports and is now very hard to find.

This ribbon features a rich design in white & red on black with gold metallic threads. The little red flowers in the center shine, surrounded by gold, and flanked by a white, red & gold border.

Fantastic for making doll dresses, or period costumes. Europa identified this as style R0426, Color No. B.

The fabric content is 50% rayon, 30% polyester, and 20% metallic. It is 1" inch wide and colorfast.

We have 8 yards available, at $4/yard.