Need Small Retractable Cloth Tape Measure
Can anyone tell me where I can buy a small Retractable Cloth (about 1/4” wide tape) tape measure? I think they are called “tailor’s tapes.” I have a 60” long plastic, 3/4” wide tape, but I want one of the very small “cloth” ones that is also “retractable.”
I’ve tried K-Mart, WalMart, Sears, Macy’s, J C Penney’s, various drug stores, and a couple local sewing and tailor shops. Nothing! I am here in NYC, and I haven’t gone to the garment district yet, maybe that is a possibility when I have the change.
One of the tailor shops had one, , but he has had it for about 40 years, brought it with him when he immigrated from Europe, and didn’t know where I could purchase one. His was a round, metal, and about the size of a quarter coin, or maybe slightly larger.
Thanks for any help you can give me.