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

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