This is our favorite sewing tape measure. Spring loaded, it retracts fully at the simple press of a button, conveniently located on the side of the case. Unlike many other auto retracting tape measures, this one is 5/8" wide. This 5/8" width is a handy width, especially when doing pattern alteration. As many sewing patterns use a 5/8" seam allowance and include multiple sizes on the same pattern, it is necessary when fitting to mark the seam allowance on the pattern. Using a 5/8" wide, flexible measuring tape makes quick and easy work of this marking. Mark seam allowances on patterns in just a few minutes then put away your tape measure in seconds at the press of a button! Length 120". Red case. Measures in centimeters on one side of the tape and inches on the other.