Online Sewing Class: Bust Adjustments
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Fabrics and more... > Ladies - I need some help with finding quality elastic ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Ladies - I need some help with finding quality elastic
I am trying to match some elastic from my wifes' skirt.
kcurtis
kcurtis  Friend of PR
Colorado USA
Member since 12/15/12
Posts: 895
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



Date: 11/1/13 9:44 PM

My wife has some fabric she wants me to make her a skirt from.

She also has a skirt that has a 2 inch elastic band around it that she loves. All of the elastic I have is not of this quality grade. I figured/hoped you ladies could identify it quickly.

If you have a link to an online source that would be appreciated.

Here is a link to a good sized image (1200x800) so you can see it in detail.


Thanks!
Kevin

------
Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.

misschris
misschris
AUSTRALIA
Member since 2/3/06
Posts: 1665
Send Message

      



In reply to kcurtis <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


Date: 11/1/13 9:47 PM

Pam Erny has a nice 2" elastic.

------
chris

Melbourne

minggiddylooloo
star
minggiddylooloo  Friend of PR
Member since 5/17/05
Posts: 2539
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 11/1/13 10:01 PM

Second vote for Pam. Quality elastic isn't supposed to shrink in width when you stretch it out lengthwise. Her elastics are soft and very comfortable. You can always email her if you have questions. My elastic from her look just like the one in your picture. Don't forget to get some of her great interfacing while you're at it!

------
I'm finally a blogger!
sewming.blogspot.com

kcurtis
kcurtis  Friend of PR
Colorado USA
Member since 12/15/12
Posts: 895
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



Date: 11/2/13 0:32 AM

Thanks, I appreciate it.

------
Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.

Maripat
star
Maripat  Friend of PR
Member since 10/11/08
Posts: 798
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



Date: 11/2/13 7:18 AM

Yep, see Pam :)

------
"You are in charge of your own ride!"

LearningAlterations.com

dscheidt

dscheidt
Member since 6/8/09
Posts: 433
Send Message

      



In reply to minggiddylooloo <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 11/3/13 10:33 AM

Quote: minggiddylooloo
Second vote for Pam. Quality elastic isn't supposed to shrink in width when you stretch it out lengthwise. Her elastics are soft and very comfortable. You can always email her if you have questions. My elastic from her look just like the one in your picture. Don't forget to get some of her great interfacing while you're at it!

Knit and woven elastics do not get narrow when stretched. Braided elastics do. That's not because of "quality" but because of the physical construction of the fibers in the elastic. There are reaons to use all the elastic constructions, and there are poor quality elastics of all constructions. (Sadly, I've bought many of them...).
Maripat
star
Maripat  Friend of PR
Member since 10/11/08
Posts: 798
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



In reply to dscheidt <<


Date: 11/3/13 1:35 PM

Thanks for that clarification. I only knew it as "sew in elastic" from back in the day. It helps to know that full story :)

------
"You are in charge of your own ride!"

LearningAlterations.com

kcurtis
kcurtis  Friend of PR
Colorado USA
Member since 12/15/12
Posts: 895
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 11/5/13 3:25 PM

I knew I could count on you ladies helping me out. Much appreciated!

I placed my ordered with Pam. I'll update you when I receive it.

------
Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fabrics and more... >> Ladies - I need some help with finding quality elastic

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Clone Your Favorite Garment

Class Details

Online Class
Put it on the Bias
Put it on the Bias

Class Details

Burda 7447

photo
by: Lori V

Review
New Look 6000

photo
by: Sew Passio...

Review
Pants Sewing DVD

Pants Sewing DVD

Pattern Details
SewBaby Zippy Bunting Pattern

SewBaby Zippy Bunting Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.