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Tip Tuesday: Elastic guideBy AlexisW on 3/25/14 10:44 AM

Elastic Guide

-by Brine

"I had problems threading wide elastic into casings using the time-honored large safety pin method. The safety pin held the center of the elastic with no problem, but the side edges curled up and got caught on the inside of the casing."

"I found that if I used two safety pins inserted at right angles as in the photo, the elastic remained flat and could be easily inserted."

Republished with permission from Brine.


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21 Comments      Login to Add a Comment    
JPForster said... (4/1/14 9:05 AM) Reply
Yay ... great tip!
Bonnie O said... (3/28/14 3:13 PM) Reply
Rhoda K said... (3/27/14 7:15 PM) Reply
Another V8 moment! Thanks!
KalbarCN said... (3/26/14 4:27 PM) Reply
Great tip thankyou
sewtime said... (3/26/14 3:52 PM) Reply
Thanks what a great tip!
QuiltsShoots&Leaves said... (3/26/14 3:09 PM) Reply
Sooo clever!
SewLibra said... (3/26/14 2:42 PM) Reply
Great tip and it's so simple!
beanchor said... (3/26/14 1:58 PM) Reply
Head thump! Great idea!
Scrnme007 said... (3/26/14 1:05 PM) Reply
Great idea... I too am thinking "wow, why didn't I think of that?"
ocean girl said... (3/26/14 11:49 AM) Reply
Great idea. So handy!
ASiverson said... (3/26/14 11:22 AM) Reply
tERRIFIC idea, and why didn't I ever think of that!? TFS
JudieL said... (3/26/14 8:40 AM) Reply
Brilliant idea! Thanks.
sewing addict said... (3/26/14 7:50 AM) Reply
What a brilliant idea. The simplest are often the best.
quimera said... (3/26/14 7:31 AM) Reply
simple and bright idea!
Quickie said... (3/26/14 2:10 AM) Reply
I am going to try this
TJSEWS said... (3/25/14 10:32 PM) Reply
Great tip - thanks!
sacjeanie said... (3/25/14 4:42 PM) Reply
What a great tip.
persevering said... (3/25/14 1:38 PM) Reply
Just what I thought when I saw this: 'This is brilliant!" Thanks!
Adaire said... (3/25/14 1:16 PM) Reply
Now why didn't I think of that???
kcurtis said... (3/25/14 11:02 AM) Reply
Love it!
Deepika said... (3/25/14 10:51 AM) Reply
This is BRILLIANT! I've been sewing a lot of elastic waist skirts for my daughter and I always struggle with this. Thanks!

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