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Tip for inserting elastic into a waistband

sewingj

Tip for inserting elastic into a waistband
« on: March 03, 2019, 14:14:24 PM »
I bet many of you are already doing this, but this is the first time I`ve seen it in pattern instructions and I wish I`d thought of it years ago.
I`m making a pair of trousers for a baby which have got a simple turn over waistband -  you then insert elastic which is fixed onto a safety pin into the casing.  Instructions say:-

"To keep elastic from getting stuck in the seam allowances as it is inserted, use fusible web to anchor them to the garment within the casing area"

Brilliant!

Ohsewsimple

Re: Tip for inserting elastic into a waistband
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 15:02:47 PM »
Great tip. Of course I know about it.....so why do I never do it? :)

Ploshkin

Re: Tip for inserting elastic into a waistband
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 22:25:40 PM »
Thanks, I've never thought of that.  I will try and remember next time I am putting elastic in something but I daresay it will only occur to me when my elastic threader gets caught by a seam!
Life's too short for ironing.

Greybird

Re: Tip for inserting elastic into a waistband
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 22:32:18 PM »
That really is useful. Now all I need is a tip for avoiding the elastic twisting just before I sew up the ends............