Petersham Ribbon

$1.49 - $29.95
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The world's finest woven edge Petersham ribbon. 100% Rayon, washable, dry cleanable, colorfast, less than 10% shrinkage. Petersham is often confused with grosgrain ribbon but the important difference is that the Petersham has a scalloped edge which allows you to shape the ribbon. See Sandra Betzina's book Power Sewing Step-by-Step for a neat, easy to make waistband facing using Petersham.

Be sure to preshrink where necessary before use with steam or by spritzing with water and pressing with iron set for rayon.

Priced and sold by the yard. Order minimum is 1 yard.

All of our ribbon is sold in increments of one yard. So if you order “1”, you’ll get one yard, “2” and you’ll get two yards. Our website does not calculate in fractional yards (for example: 1 ½ ). Be sure to choose Color and Width, then how many yards you’d like.

Actual Ribbon Color Card Available - $29.95

When ordering the Color card: You need to select the Color Card option in BOTH the Color and Width drop down menus. It's the top item in the list.


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  • 5
    Petersham Ribbon

    Posted by E Starr on Jan 23rd 2020

    Petersham Ribbon from the Sewing Place is a wonderful quality and is so easy to apply. I ordered the 1 1/4" width to use as a band around a tunic neckline. The nature of Petersham ribbon allows it to conform easily to curves, which it did. I have now ordered the Petersham Ribbon Sample book which not only has samples all of the available colors, but also includes samples of all of the available widths. Very helpful.

  • 5
    petersham ribbon .

    Posted by Anne Kasten on Dec 2nd 2019

    excellent quality and excellent service and outstanding price.

  • 5

    Posted by Judy Kirkpatrick on Dec 1st 2019

    I wanted this for waistbands, and to add room to too-tight sleeves. This is hard to come by. Hurray that you have it! Also, it's washable, unlike grosgrain.

  • 5
    petersham ribbon

    Posted by Deborah Lesley on Sep 20th 2019

    True petersham is getting harder and harder to find. Luckily, The Sewing Place has many widths and colors. There is nothing like it for waistline facing in skirts, trim for jackets (because it can be shaped so well), necklines, button facings on hand knitted garments, and more.

  • 5
    Pettersham Ribbon

    Posted by Gemma McCabe on Sep 8th 2019

    Excellent web page, just what I wanted , excellent delivery, I will be in contact again.

  • 5
    Beautiful sewing notion

    Posted by Rachel on Sep 6th 2019

    I have a pattern that called for Petersham ribbon and I couldn’t find it local to me. I appreciated The Sewing Place carrying this notion and also offering so many different with options. This is a beautiful sewing notion that offers a lovely finishing detail.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 1st 2019

    Excellent color match to the picture. Very satisfied!

  • 5
    1 inch Petersham Ribbon

    Posted by Deborah on Jul 22nd 2019

    Excellent product at a great price, with very fast shipping. Thank you very much.

  • 5
    just what i was looking for. the best

    Posted by margie cook on Jun 3rd 2019

    thank you so much for carrying this ribbon. its the best.