SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Fabulous Fit
Fabulous Fit

Tips & Techniques > Elastic Storage

Viewed 5773 times
Posted by: cindyann
Friend of PR

About cindyann starstar
FL United States
Member since: 8/5/02
Reviews: 42 (tips: 1)
Body Type:
Skill level:Beginner
Favored by: 41 people
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 3/28/08 11:30 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people   Very Helpful by 10 people   
I cannot take credit for this tip but I wanted to pass it along because it's just a great idea. In the book Dream Sewing Spaces by Lynette Ranney Black, is the suggestion to use empty baby wipe/cleaning wipe, cylindrical shaped containers to store bulk elastic. I like to buy elastic in bulk because it saves me money, but it's always been a hassle to store. You might have to enlarge the hole so the elastic pulls freely from the container. When you've cut the desired amount just push the end into one of the creases/cutouts on the container and it's ready for the next time.

What a tidy and easy solution to elastic storage!

<< Previous    Next >>

Merchants on PR

Nature's Fabrics

Natural & Organic Fabrics

Elliott Berman Textiles

Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Web site

O! Jolly! Shop

Sweater Knit Fabrics
Web site

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques

Login to Add a Comment    
TLGA said... (6/17/08 1:17 PM) Reply
My mother used this technique, but she added a red piece of thread to the last two yards of elastic so she knew when to restock!.
solosmocker said... (3/30/08 7:48 PM) Reply
Awesome idea.
leanmeansewingmachine said... (3/29/08 8:34 AM) Reply
Love this idea!
anetJay said... (3/29/08 6:56 AM) Reply
what a great idea !! thanks for sharing it :)
Kirstenw said... (3/29/08 0:23 AM) Reply
Just bought bulk elastic yesterday and it is lying in the drawer all knotted. Dont have babies, will get containers from friends....thank you
Sarah J Doyle said... (3/28/08 8:38 PM) Reply
We have quadruplet grandbabies, so we go through bunches of the containers you mentioned. GREAT IDEA! I'll dig out a few, because I also like to buy elastic by the roll and save some money wherever I can.
lilyofthevalley said... (3/28/08 1:42 PM) Reply
What a clever and tidy solution to all those 'balls' of elastic. Thanks for passing this one along, Cindyann.
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
Online Class
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets

Class Details

Online Class
Bust Adjustments
Bust Adjustments

Class Details

J Stern Designs Ribbon Skirt Pattern

J Stern Designs Ribbon Skirt Pattern

Pattern Details
Sew Chic Valentine Slip Pattern (ln1207)

Sew Chic Valentine Slip Pattern (ln1207)

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2016® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.