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Posted on: 5/4/08 4:51 PM
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I usually use a bodkin to insert elastic in a waistband, but it sometimes slips off the elastic.

Today as I was getting ready to put the elastic in my pants, I noticed an extra large pin in one of my desk drawers. It's the kind like you would use on a wrap skirt. I grabbed it & decided to give it a try. It worked great! This is what I will use from now on.

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Nancy Rhodes said... (6/1/08 9:48 AM) Reply
Hi My Mom always used one of those big plastic headed diaper pins for inserting elastic... Alas, I think diapers pins are obsolete... but worked so well. Sorry I didn't have the foresight to collect a few for keeps
Sarah J Doyle said... (5/5/08 1:24 PM) Reply
The extra large pins are the only thing I use on waistband elastic - they work great. Thanks for passing this along.
Roxxygrl said... (5/5/08 2:42 AM) Reply
Large nappy pins have always worked the best for me, and so much cheaper than a bodkin.
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