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Antique Fabric Cotton Velveteen 10 Colors BTY
$3.00 – $5.00
I bought of a truckload of fabric about 30 years ago that had been owned by a ballerina who made her own costumes, mostly between 1918 1930s.She had died at the age of 96. She had boxes and bags of fabric that was new with receipts that gave the exact date of the purchase. Although she had used much of the velveteen, there were pieces left plenty large enough for doll clothes for antique dolls, or crafts like vintage sofa pillows or other decor.
The cotton velveteen is all exquisitely lightweight and delicate– you can’t buy anything today that is comparable to it. The 1918 pieces are only 18″ wide– you would find a lot of antique fabric at that width. It has only been since the 60s that extra wide fabric has been made. They made it wider with each passing year. The widths given on the fabric are selvage-to-selvage with the selvages intact. Apparently in the 1950s she did the last of her sewing as that is the “newest” of the velvet fabric, there are only two pieces from that era.
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Please call me between 12 noon and 6 PM if you have any questions, there are no refunds or returns. If you would like to purchase ALL the velveteen, I would be open to a lesser price for all, just give me a call or use the contact page to email me.