Do you want to now about sewing hook and loop tape. This isn’t what you think it is. It looks like it and it sounds like it but the word you’re thinking of is just a brand name. This is hook & loop tape. Now, if you’ve progressed to the stage in life where you can tie your own shoelaces, you’re already familiar with this so we won’t go over how it works! When it comes to the application in the world of window blinds, the most common use for the hook and loop tape is hanging a Roman blind – it’s an easy-access fastener that makes it simple to pull the blind from its head rail, clean or replace the fabric on a blind, and put it back up when you’re done. We supply two types of tape – sew-on for fabrics and self-adhesive for hard surfaces. Each of these are available in either the hook or the loop format and we stock two widths – 20mm or 30mm.
Every Roman head rail we supply comes with 20mm hook tape fixed to it, matching this with the 20mm sew-on tape is perfectly fine but all of our made-to-measure roman blinds come with a 30mmstrip as standard and, for the sake of a few pennies per blind, we’d highly recommend doing the same if you manufacture your own. Not only does it make fitting the blind a little easier by giving you a larger surface to play withbut the 10mm overlap gives you some wiggle room when fitting into recesses that aren’t quite straight – closing any gaps at the top without compromising the full contact between the tapes. There’s not much more to cover. This is hook. This is loop. And they stick together. Easy. Just don’t call it Velcro. They get really. Oh.
And did you know that there’s more than one type of Velcro? We’re all familiar with the regular velcro. You have a rough side and you have a soft side. You must have the two different pieces in order for it to work or it won’t stick; the two soft sides are not going to go together and the two rough sites will not stick together. You must have the two separate pieces. When you apply this you need to also take into consideration what side is going to be facing the skin. If you’re putting it on the shirt you’re going to need the rough side towards the skin so that the soft side will come to the top so if you do not get it exact it’s not going to hurt the skin. If the soft side is sewn onto the shirt towards the skin and you don’t get this exactly on, it can be very uncomfortable towards the skin if you’ve gone off of that tape a little. The other thing is is this rough side really can snag up on things.
Well the new Velcro has taken that into consideration and the new Velcro is snag-free and you only need one piece. What has been done is the two pieces have been joined together. So this has the rough and the soft side built right inside, so it will attach onto itself. And because the soft side is in there it’s softer against the skin so it doesn’t matter which side you sew down first. It is softer on the skin and it doesn’t snag on anything. Now you only need to buy one piece and it sticks onto itself. So the old style of Velcro still works great but the new one, well, it just has a couple of great features.
It’s basically a hook and loop strap with and acetal or nylon D-ring fastened or welded or sewn in some cases full length of loop material with the hook material, again neither sew nor ultrasonically welded uh fastened as you see there uh there’s a variety of different uh styles whether it’s a full radius whether it’s a square cut also feature of tung cut depending upon the application. The straps are typically used to rap around a bundle then through this d-ring and then back onto itself for a secure hold. It’s very easy to use its very strong The applications are endless and we do sell these in a variety of different widths and lengths. We offer these straps as small as five eighths inch wide and as long as forty eight or even sixty inches long depend upon your application. We appreciate your business and we look forward to your call and look forward to serving you soon.