Hey there,

I’ve just read the excellent baby hem post and didn’t want this question to get lost in the comments thread. I’ve found a few US sites selling Ban Roll Waistband but for 11 yards I didn’t want to have to spend £16 ($24.99) – half of which is shipping! I had to get 11 yards as $10 and under incurs another $3 fee.

Anyone know anywhere in the UK that you can get it?

Cheers :)

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    Oct 8, 2011, 05.55 PMby patti-r

    Some tailor shops or fabric shop may carry item under the old name “Waistband Canvas”. Usually have different weights from light to heavy.

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    Oct 15, 2011, 06.54 AMby katexxxxxx

    How about here:

    http://www.eulalie-notions.com/waist-tape-ban-roll-p-538.html

    They are in the Netherlands, so not too far away…

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    Oct 15, 2011, 11.15 AMby sarahfbr

    I’m think ban roll is is very similar to some thing called petersham in the u.k which you can pick up at most haberdashery’s

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      Oct 15, 2011, 02.52 PMby katexxxxxx

      No, they are quite different. Ban-Roll is like an open weave Buckram, stffened with size or glue. It’s made in wide sheets and cut down. The size stops it fraying and makes it stiff. Petersham is a tight weave ribbon-like stuff, like a very heavy and stiff grossgrain ribbon. It’s the tightness of the weaveand the weight of the fibres (usually polyester these days, but also linen) that make it stiff. It can also have small bones woven into it like ribs.

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    Oct 24, 2011, 04.53 PMby victors

    Would Aida work ?

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    Oct 26, 2011, 02.00 PMby blueshoegal

    Cheers Kate – much cheaper on shipping!! you’re a star :)

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    Aug 6, 2014, 06.55 PMby MaZeLiving

    I am in the US, but I tried Ban-Rol a year ago and didn’t have a very good result. My fabric was very thin and ban-rol added thickness so once I pulled it out I was left with “loose” seam. Later I found other blog posts where people suggested wash-away stabilizer for embroidery. If your fabric is lawn or chiffon (or anything like that), I suggest trying that. Not only it gives you a beautiful seam, it disappears during wash or even pressing. And it is easier to find in stores and doesn’t cost you as much (at least in the US).

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