Basting Tape

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Seamstick basting tape is a double-sided adhesive that bonds fabric together to hold hems and seams in place and can be used on canvas, Dacron® sailcloth, vinyl and most home décor fabrics. Sailmakers and canvasworkers rely on basting tape to sew professional seams, as the tape holds the hems and seams together while you take the fabric to the machine and also helps you feed the fabric evenly into the sewing machine. Since double-sided basting is tape made with an easy-to-use peel-and-stick adhesive, you can make simple adjustments as you go without fussing with pins. And, an added bonus, basting tape also helps reduce puckering and makes seams water-resistant.

Sailrite® stocks Seamstick basting tape for canvas, vinyl, Dacron sailcloth, laminate sailcloth and upholstery fabrics in sizes ranging from 1/4- to 1-inch wide. We offer less-sticky Seamstick tape for sailmaking and vinyl, which allows for easy adhesion to smoother sailcloth and vinyl materials. We also stock Seamstick basting tape for canvas, which is a bit stickier to ensure a secure hold on coarse canvas fabrics like Sunbrella® or Top Gun® fabrics. The stickiest basting tape we offer is 3M™ Super Seamstick, which provides a strong bond when you’re sewing materials like laminate sailcloth, spinnaker cloth or canvas. Finally, we also offer Mylar and Kevlar basting tape designed specifically for these materials.

All of our Seamstick basting tape options come in a variety of sizes to suit your specific applications. You’ll generally want to choose a basting tape that’s similar in width to the stitch that you’ll be sewing so that you won’t have any excess tape sticking out from the seam. Basting tape will help simplify any sewing job, especially in sailmaking and canvaswork. Because it can be used with a variety of materials, this type of tape is often used as double-sided upholstery tape as well. Read our Basting Tape Tips for more information on this essential sewing helper.

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Seamstick 3/8" Basting Tape for Canvas (36Yds)
1 - 24$7.95/EA
25 - 95$7.16/EA
96 +$6.36/EA
Seamstick 3/8" Basting Tape for Canvas (50Yds)
1 - 24$10.15/EA
25 - 95$9.14/EA
96 +$8.12/EA
Seamstick 1/2" Basting Tape for Canvas (36Yds)
1 - 24$11.85/EA
25 - 71$10.67/EA
72 +$9.48/EA
Seamstick 1/4" Basting Tape for Canvas & Upholstery (36Yds)
1 - 24$5.75/EA
25 - 143$5.18/EA
144 +$4.60/EA
Seamstick 1/2" Basting Tape for Canvas (50Yds)
1 - 24$15.10/EA
25 - 71$13.59/EA
72 +$12.08/EA
Seamstick 1/4" Basting Tape for Canvas & Upholstery (50Yds)
1 - 24$7.25/EA
25 - 143$6.53/EA
144 +$5.80/EA
Seamstick 3/8" Basting Tape for Sailmaking & Vinyl (50Yds)
1 - 24$6.55/EA
25 - 95$5.90/EA
96 +$5.24/EA