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Date: 12/7/12 4:52 PM

I'm going to make some crib sheets for my (on the way) great-grand baby. I am wondering about a good source for elastic, seems like everything I've seen in the last few years is pretty flimsy. I'd like for them to last for a long time.
Does anybody have any experience they can share on the subject? Many thanks. Ginger.

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Date: 12/7/12 4:59 PM

I just get the standared braided elastic 3/8 inch.(stretchrite kind or something like it.) I used that on my granddaughter crib sheets. it worked well. Have fun sewing them.
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Date: 12/9/12 8:39 AM

Thanks for your input, I appreciate knowing how it worked for you.
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Date: 12/9/12 9:05 AM

I make crib sheets like pillow cases so they can be flipped over in the middle of the night! It takes more fabric but it is worth it. It might depend on the size and kind of bed it it's easy to put on.

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Date: 12/9/12 11:28 AM

I use the cotton swim wear elastic, it never waers out and holds up well if the sheets need to be bleached.

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Date: 12/10/12 9:33 AM

Hi Sharon,
I've not heard of this before. Do you have a picture or website where I can take a look? Sounds very interesting.

61sew4fun - they will get hard washing. I really like the idea of something that will hold up. Do you have a particular source that you use, or can I find it at Joanns, etc?

Thanks to you both.....
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Date: 12/10/12 5:48 PM

You can purchase the 3/8 swimwear elastic from homesew.com , item #EE96, 10 yds for $3.50 or 50 yds for $15.25. I believe they have free shipping right now, received an email to that effect but can't remember the coupon code. My local Joann's is hit and miss on this. It is a natural color, like the color of unbleached muslin. Also used this elastic, only in 1/4" for the gussets in poo-pocket diapers for the grandbabies. They have been passed around between the kids four times and are still in great shape. Use it for leotards for the gymnasts and dancers in the family also. Enjoy your great grandbaby. When I make the crib sheets I cut out a 6 inch square from each corner. I fold the square in half on the diagonal and sew this triangular gusset to each corner after it is sewn. This helps keep the sheets on. We used standard knit pillowcases for the bassinet sheets and yes you can just turn them over in the middle of the night. Never tried this for a crib though. Mattresses fit so tight these days might be hard to do and no drop rails anymore because of safety. Amazing that any of us survived our own parents baby equipment, lol.

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Date: 12/11/12 1:28 PM

I appreciate the info, I'm on their website now. Thanks again.

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Date: 12/12/12 4:38 AM

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Amazing that any of us survived our own parents baby equipment, lol.


So true!

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