Sunday, December 27, 2015

Hem Tape Mystery

What's happened to Wrights hem tape?

I was working on a dress and used up an old package, so I opened a new one.

They are clearly not the same product:

The old stuff is silky smooth, like ribbon.  The new stuff is plastickly and papery and generally pretty yucky.  I'm ashamed to be using it, but I can't run out for more right now.

What happened?  Have you guys noticed this, too?

1 comment:

  1. I've noticed the difference, not only with hem tape, but with the bias tape as well. And it was a real eye-opener to see how far things have degraded when I was sorting the stash of vintage tapes & trims I got from Mom. Luscious rayon seam and hem tapes, soft bias tapes.... not the nasty plastic-stiff-scratchy polyester of recent years.