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

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