Tips for Using Trim

  1. Find the trim you love first, and then look for a fabric to match. Trims can be hard to find, with limited selection. Especially if you are shopping at local stores, you will usually have an easier time finding fabrics to match.
  2. Snip off several inches of each trim you own, and keep it in a ziplock baggie. Carry it with you always! Trust me, you'll want to have it on hand when you find a new fabric store, or stumble across a garage sale with craft supplies.
  3. Wash your trim before you use it. You don't want any unexpected shrinkage or fading once you've put a lot of hard work into your project. Use a lingerie bag to keep it from tangling in the wash.
  4. Always buy more that you think you need. You can always use the extra to put another band around the sleeve, or decorate a pouch. But you really, really don't want to find out you're 10" short of what you need when you are halfway through your project.
  5. The narrower the trim, the easier it is to sew around curves. Necklines can be especially tricky. Hemlines may look like they are cut straight across, but they often have a bit of curve to them too. Really wide trims do best on sleeves, or "clavi" (over the shoulders), or the openings of cloaks, where you can let it lie perfectly flat.
Red-Orange, Black, and Gold Floral Trim

$2.75 / yard
Brown and Copper Geometric Trim

$5.50 / yard
Royal Blue, Turquoise, and Copper Diamonds Trim

$3.00 / yard
Green, Yellow, and Metallic Gold Geometric Trim

$3.00 / yard
Yellow and Black Vines Trim

$1.50 / yard
Brown and White Triangles Trim

$1.00 / yard
Red, Yellow, and Metallic Gold Geometric Trim

$3.00 / yard
Grey, Black and Metallic Gold Diamonds Trim

$1.25 / yard
Yellow, White, Black, and Metallic Gold Geometric Trim

$4.75 / yard
Purple, Lilac, and Metallic Gold Trim

$3.00 / yard
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Copper, Black, and Metallic Gold Trim

$3.25 / yard
Metallic Blue and Non-metallic Copper Diamonds Trim

$1.75 / yard
Metallic Red and Metallic Gold Diamonds Trim

$1.75 / yard
Black and Metallic Silver Vine Trim

$2.00 / yard
Blue and Metallic Gold Vine Trim

$2.00 / yard
Red and Black Geometric Trim

$1.00 / yard
Dark Brown, Moss Green, Taupe, and Metallic Gold Extra Wide Trim

$5.75 / yard
Dark and Light Browns Geometric Trim

$1.00 / yard
Dark Blue, Aqua, Rose, and Non-metallic Pale Gold Waves Trim

$1.50 / yard
Golden Brown, Gold, and Black Floral Trim

$2.75 / yard
Red, Blue, Brown, and Black Floral Trim

$1.25 / yard
Grey, Brown, and Blue Geometric Trim

$2.50 / yard
Magenta, Metallic Blue, and Gold Geometric Trim

$2.50 / yard
Turquoise, Non-metallic Bronze, and Black Floral Trim

$4.25 / yard
Blue, Grey, Metallic Gold, and Brown Floral Trim

$4.25 / yard