Ribbons Bis and Pipping 

The ribbon industry in France developped in the regions of Saint-Etienne, Saint-Chamond and Saint-Dider-en-Velay where numerous small ateliers could be found. Important technical progressions - notably the improvement of bar looms - from 1830 enabled a serial production with the intervention of multiple colours.
Most of the oldest ribbons are generally made of silk. However the most beautiful motifs were woven during the second half of the 19th century at a time when the technique had been properly mastered.

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Piping in Sajou fabrics

To avoid limiting your talent and creativity, here is a collection of piping in most of the fabrics we offer.
They are in the same cotton as our percales 140g/m².
Most of our motifs consist of a main motif and one or two coordinates: Perfect for adding a personal touch to your creations.
See all our fabrics sold by the metre.
See the matching bias bindings.

Bias binding in Sajou fabrics

Our bias binding in cotton are the same quality as our percale fabric collection.
They are declined in lots of colours and coordinates, to mix and match or make striking contrasts.
Let your imagination run wild!
Price is for a metre.
See all our fabrics sold by the metre and our collection of matching piping.

Woven cotton ribbons Couture collection

Designed by Frédérique Crestin-Billet, this collection of ribbons is made in France exclusively for Maison Sajou. They are made in 100% cotton on beautiful vintage Jacquard looms.

On black or ecru base, the motifs are woven with the same thread as our Calais cocoons, a high quality Egyptian cotton made in France by Ets. Toulemonde.

Woven polyester ribbons Household collection

The ribbons are in the style of those that were used in days gone by in the grand hotels and bourgeois homes: these places used their teatowels for specific purposes, depending on their size and material. The ribbons would have been used to indicate the purpose of the towel.

Woven polyester ribbons Comptoir Sajou collection

Created by Maison Sajou, those ribbons have been specially woven for Sajou in a workshop neart Saint-Étienne, historically region for French ribbon production. The Comptoir Sajou collection comprises a series of small repetitive motifs and a series inspired byt those used in haberdashery shops in the days gone by.

Broderie anglaise cards

Our broderie anglaise are made in the Cambrésis region in the north of France on vintage looms which were brought back into operation especially for Maison Sajou. Traditional methods are used on percale cotton to produce these classic motifs.

Cotton guipures laces

Our guipure laces are made in the north of France. It is a technique consisting of embroidering a motif on a backing fabric. Afterwards an elaborate procedure removes the fabric so only the embroidery remains.