grosgrain vs Petersham

Added Aug 22, 2009

by nehmah

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Description

showing the differences between the two types of ribbons.

Material Notes

cotton Petersham, and poly grosgrain

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Skirt
Style
Classic, Other
Material
Cotton, Polyester

Credits

grosgrain, 100% polyester
Petersham, 100% cotton

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    Aug 22, 2009, 07.25 PMby nehmah

    It, grosgrain, can be found here (US) in rayon, which is what I used when sewing. I still have about eight rolls of the 2.25 inch stuff. It does come in handy. The poly is OK if you are making a one-off child’s costume and actually works well with craft items, as it is so stiff. Nehmah

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    Aug 22, 2009, 06.17 PMby wzrdreams

    Very interesting. In the US, both are called “grosgrain.” I personally detest the poly stuff so much that I won’t even call it grosgrain. It doesn’t deserve to be in the same class as the high quality ribbon. Plus, they have a different structure so they really aren’t the same thing. I’m glad to finally know what Petersham is!

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