Fabric Measuring Tools

A precursor to today’s hem gauges, t-square rulers, and French curves, the tape measure continues to rest at the heart of the fabric measuring tool family. An idea developed by the ancient Romans, the tape measure first appeared as marked strips of leather and was used more like a standard ruler than a tape measure. The tape measure was first patented on January 3, 1922 as the spring tape measure. Though not officially considered a sewing tool, the device was frequently used to measure the width, length, curve, and hem of fabric. By the 1930s, the predecessor of today’s most important fabric measuring tool was being mass-produced throughout the world.
  • White Mood Tape Measure
    $2.98 / Each
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    White Mood Tape Measure

    Product #: 101621

    $2.98 / Each

    Designer: Mood Designer Fabrics

  • Circumference Mood Tape Measure
    $3.98 / Each
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    Circumference Mood Tape Measure

    Product #: 104539

    $3.98 / Each

    Designer: Mood Designer Fabrics

  • Mood 6 Ruler
    $1.98 / Each
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    Mood 6" Ruler

    Product #: 102077

    $1.98 / Each
  • Lance French Curve
    $12.94 / Package
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    Lance French Curve

    Almost Sold Out! Only 3 Left.

    Product #: 100979

    $12.94 / Package

    Designer: Lance

  • Quilt Sew Ruler
    $6.78 / Package
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    Quilt Sew Ruler

    Product #: 100065

    $6.78 / Package
  • L Square
    $21.94 / Piece
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    L Square

    Almost Sold Out! Only 1 Left.

    Product #: 200008

    $21.94 / Piece
  • Hip Curve
    $17.49 / Package
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    Hip Curve

    Product #: 100980

    $17.49 / Package

    Designer: Lance

  • Styling Design Ruler
    $17.98 / Package
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    Styling Design Ruler

    Product #: 100064

    $17.98 / Package
  • Dritz Sewing Gauge
    $1.50 / Package
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    Dritz Sewing Gauge

    Product #: 100802

    $1.50 / Package

    Designer: Dritz

  • Lance 24 French Curve
    $17.24 / Piece
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    Lance 24" French Curve

    Product #: L-FC-24

    $17.24 / Piece

    Designer: Lance

  • Lance Double Sided 24'' Ruler
    $7.94 / Package
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    Lance Double Sided 24'' Ruler

    Product #: 100063

    $7.94 / Package

    Designer: Lance

  • Dritz Ezy-Hem Gauge
    $15.98 / Each
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    Dritz Ezy-Hem Gauge

    Product #: 300047

    $15.98 / Each

    Designer: Dritz