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Fantastic Elastic

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Fantastic Elastic
« on: May 12, 2020, 09:14:02 AM »
Does anyone know of a UK supplier of this elastic?
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

UttaRetch

Re: Fantastic Elastic
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 09:19:48 AM »
This looks like it.

BrendaP

Re: Fantastic Elastic
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 09:44:47 AM »
Do you have to hold your scissors upside down to cut along the length  :fish:
« Last Edit: May 12, 2020, 14:46:11 PM by BrendaP »
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Celia

Re: Fantastic Elastic
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 09:46:23 AM »
Fabric land used to sell one like this but I have never used them for mail order

eclectic

Re: Fantastic Elastic
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 20:18:01 PM »
Do you have to hold your scissors upside down to cut along the length  :fish:

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Vezelay

Re: Fantastic Elastic
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 23:26:20 PM »
It says they ship internationally. If you're not in a hurry  you could always buy from them.

sewmuchmore

Re: Fantastic Elastic
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2020, 09:09:40 AM »
@UttaRetch thanks for the link but that's not it. The fantastic elastic is on that you can cut length ways without it fraying. I just thought it would save having to have loads of different widths in my stash.
@Celia I have used fabric land for stuff but they don't do this elastic
@Vezelay it seems an expensive way to buy one item and to justify postage I would have to fill my basket,  0_0, that would be so easy to do.
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

UttaRetch

Re: Fantastic Elastic
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2020, 09:18:48 AM »
It might be worth sending WilliamGee an enquiry.

Celia

Re: Fantastic Elastic
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2020, 10:00:46 AM »
I have had elastic that you can cut lengthwise, if you look at it carefully you can see the ribs then try stretching it if it doesn’t get significantly narrower just try cutting a small bit you will soon find out.

Obviously at the moment you can only try with what you have got and maybe other people can try what they have bought too.

Lizzy777

Re: Fantastic Elastic
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2020, 10:08:53 AM »
@sewmuchmore

I think this is what the Fantasic Elastic you refer to is.

40% polyester (dacron) + 60% rubber knitted elastic.

Elastic can be woven or knitted and its the knitted version you are looking for. I think, that you can cut some knitted elastic fabrics in the way you mention but in order to obtain the exact same as Fantatic elastic you will need to find a knitted fabric made of the above content.

Not sure if you have seen this link but it gives a bit more information on the elastic.

http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/sewing-with-nancy/elastic-sewing-tips/


« Last Edit: May 13, 2020, 10:11:16 AM by Lizzy777 »

sewmuchmore

Re: Fantastic Elastic
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2020, 17:19:08 PM »
I have had elastic that you can cut lengthwise, if you look at it carefully you can see the ribs then try stretching it if it doesn’t get significantly narrower just try cutting a small bit you will soon find out.

Obviously at the moment you can only try with what you have got and maybe other people can try what they have bought too.

I did try with what I have and it all unravels hence me discovering the fantastic elastic.
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

Celia

Re: Fantastic Elastic
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2020, 20:42:45 PM »
Sorry just trying to help, wish I could remember where I go it.

Vezelay

Re: Fantastic Elastic
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2020, 22:50:03 PM »
Have you seen this? Not the answer you want but could be a stopgap measure. https://youtu.be/BV1GMcRLUbU