Hancock's Press Off Chalk

Hancock's Press Off Chalk

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Quality Hancock’s "press off" chalk is what we use in the factory for marking our garments. The chalk comes away when ironed, making it hassle-free.


Individual rectangular "press off" chalk. Use the straight edges for marking quickly around patterns, for hems and for noting adjustments. It marks nicely on denim, which is why we use it, but it also comes off easier on delicate fabrics.

How to use

Fabric marking or ‘Tailors Chalk’ is used by tailors and upholsterers to mark out lines on garments, ready for cutting. After the cut has been made the press off chalk is then removed simply by pressing (ironing) the garment. Marking should be done on the reverse side of materials anyway, but if this is not possible, test on a waste piece of the same material to ensure that the mark can definitely be removed. Like we say, we use this on denim no problem.

About Hancock's

H Webber was founded in 1902 by Harry Webber, Silk Merchant of the City of London. The company has since been trading as a family business, now in its fourth generation. They are suppliers of tailoring and upholstery tools for trade; we use these products in our factory. They supply our chalk tools for retail also, however Hancock’s are the manufacturer of them.

The family business of Timothy & Sandwith was established in 1867, but in 1924 they purchased their rivals H Hancock’s and transported their base to Bracknell. Since then they have been producing quality chalk tools for industrial purposes.

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