Soft Tape Measure: what is it?

Is it the kind of roll tailors use to measure? Is the measurement on it different from the tape measure used in carpentry?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The tapes your talking about used by tailors and seamstresses are Tape Measures. An inch is an inch is an inch. However, if you need exact measurements, say for a window, take your tape measure to the hardware store to use for measuring before cutting. I learned this when I had glass panels cut for my curio cabinet and the glass pieces were all too big, by almost 1/4 inch. They didn't fit so it cost me a bundle. Over 50 years ago, my dad, a contractor, used a wooden folding tape for all his work. He never trusted the metal ones.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There are cloth ones, like tailors use. I had a 100 ft fiberglass cloth one, but the problem is that it stretched. The measurement is the same, except that a carpentry one is marked in red every 16 inches to give you the wall stud locations.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i have 3 differant soft tapes...one is on a 200 foot reel we use in building inspections...

  • 1 decade ago

    a cloth one used in sewing

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