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Tip 791: Neat Fold-over Elasticized WaistBy DianeSev on 11/7/11 12:19 PM


Here's a nice way to make an elasticized fold-over waistband. Before starting, cut your elastic 2" to 3" (5.1 to 7.6 cm) smaller than the waist measurement and sew the ends together.

  • Mark the quarter points of the elastic and waistband. Place the elastic inside the garment on the casing area, aligning the edges and matching the quarter points; pin at the quarter points.
  • Use a zigzag stitch to sew the elastic and casing together along the edge; stretch the elastic to fit the casing edge.
  • Fold the casing and elastic to the inside of the garment so the loose edge of the elastic is at the top of the folded casing; pin through all layers at several places.
  • With a straight stitch, sew through all layers along the bottom of the casing, over the zigzag stitches; stretch the elastic as before.

Submitted by Meggie LuLu.

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2 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
raggmopp said... (11/19/11 10:57 AM) Reply
Yes, a picture would help enormously.
savivaring said... (11/15/11 4:28 PM) Reply
Can you post a picture (or two) to demonstrate this?

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