Online Sewing Class: Clone Your Favorite Garment
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Sewing Techniques and Tips > How do i sew down elastic cording? ( Moderated by MissCelie)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
How do i sew down elastic cording?
tabathavm
tabathavm
Georgia USA
Member since 10/3/13
Posts: 19
Skill: Beginner
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 2/16/14 10:36 AM

Hi. I am trying to make a coffee cup cozy abd instead of doing a button hole i am trying to do a buttonloop with elastic cord that will stretch over the button. I cannot figure out how to get it sewed down. My needl broke trying to sew over it and it still just pulls right out . Ive tried using straight stitch and a zigzag stitch..:(

Bongoramsey

Bongoramsey  Friend of PR
Colorado USA
Member since 1/15/10
Posts: 23
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 2/16/14 11:26 AM

I suggest you use a hand sewing needle w/thread and sew the cord in place by hand. It will only take a minute or two & then you will be done!

------
Bongoramsey

tabathavm
tabathavm
Georgia USA
Member since 10/3/13
Posts: 19
Skill: Beginner
Send Message

      



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


Date: 2/16/14 10:02 PM

Ok. Can't hurt to try thanks!

beauturbo
beauturbo
California USA
Member since 5/2/09
Posts: 4344
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 2/16/14 10:20 PM

If too hard to sew through, you could tie a knot in it on the ends, then if even just sewing over it with a tight zig zag, it would be harder for it to slip through and "escape" and pull out later. Sometimes if people just want an elastic loop for something, they will even use the right color of a round of hair elastic, ponytail holder even, and just not have the whole of the round part, out in front where it will show.
-- Edited on 2/16/14 10:20 PM --

bestgrammy
star
bestgrammy
Oregon USA
Member since 8/29/06
Posts: 3555
Send Message

      



In reply to tabathavm <<
thumbsup 3 members like this.


Date: 2/16/14 10:32 PM

Maybe because it's a cord (round?) it's not sewing securely.
In this video flat elastic was used and she just top stitched around the edge including sew in the elastic loop.
Link: Coffee cup cozy with button and loop closure

SandiMacD
star
SandiMacD
USA
Member since 2/8/09
Posts: 2563
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 2/17/14 3:52 AM

You can also use the small hair elastic bands. Tape on end inside the seam, leaving the msjor bulk outside. Sew, remove tape and then turn your project right side out.

------
sewing brings joy and meaning to my life...

Doris W. in TN
star
Doris W. in TN  Friend of PR
Tennessee USA
Member since 2/9/04
Posts: 8925
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



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


Date: 2/17/14 4:20 PM

That's a great idea, especially for colors!

------
iPad's auto-correct is my enema.

tabathavm
tabathavm
Georgia USA
Member since 10/3/13
Posts: 19
Skill: Beginner
Send Message

      



In reply to bestgrammy <<


Date: 2/27/14 10:36 AM

This is the best one so far! Thanks! I have tried the small hair elastic and it pulled out too LOL..I think i back stitched too many times and cut it in half. I will be tying the flat one. Thanks again!

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. Sewing Techniques and Tips >> How do i sew down elastic cording?

Merchants on PR

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

Paganoonoo


Upcycle sewing patterns
Web site

Style Arc sewing dress patterns


Patterns That Fit
Web site

The Smuggler's Daughter


Online Fabric Store
Web site

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Fit the Tee to a T
Fit the Tee to a T

Class Details

Online Class
Altering Jackets
Altering Jackets

Class Details

Self Drafted Pattern 3392-1007

photo
by: cln

Review
SewBaby Easy Appliqued Bibs Pattern

SewBaby Easy Appliqued Bibs Pattern

Pattern Details
Sew Chic Southern Belle Dress Pattern (ln8503)

Sew Chic Southern Belle Dress Pattern (ln8503)

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.