Tape Measure is a flexible ruler and used to measure distance. It consists either of a ribbon of cloth, plastic or fibre glass. It is essential measuring tool for the sewing kit.. Its design allows for a measure of great length to be easily carried in pocket or sewing kit. It permits you to measure around curves or corners. Today it is even appearing in miniature form as a keychain fob or novelty item.(not to scale)
Most are cotton or soft material which is flexible for measuring all types of fabrics, patterns and parts of the body so are ideal for dressmaking. All sorts of tapes that come in metric and imperial measurements. You can never have enough tape measures. With this selection from handy in your needle box and other places around the house.
Imperial and Metric- Fibreglass double sided metric/imperial tape measure. 12mm x 150cm, 1/2 x 60in.
Metric – Fibreglass double-sided metric tape measure. 16mm x 150cm, 5/8 x 60in.
Tailor Tape Analogical tape with metric/imperial measurements on one side for easy conversion. A 5cm/2in plastic end aids measurement of inside leg or arms lengths with greater accuracy. 16mm x 150cm, 5/8 x 60in.
Extra long – up to 300 cm/ 150 inch ideal even for the quilts and large dressmaking patterns.