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Posted by: Meggie LuLu

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Posted on: 10/15/08 3:44 PM
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Before starting to sew you need to get the waist measurement of the recipient. After obtaining this you need to cut your elastic 5-7 cm smaller than the waist measurement. Sew the elastic together. After doing this follow these steps: Step 1 & 2, Step 3, Step 4 & 5, and Step 6.

I find this way of doing elastic much easier. You don't have to worry about the elastic becoming twisted inside the casing and you can sew the elastic on while making the casing.

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BeatrizMF said... (4/30/15 4:21 AM) Reply
I'm tightening the band of one of my not so new bra's using elastic and this tip and photo shot have been of great help. :)
Kaelha said... (5/27/10 11:19 AM) Reply
This is a terrific tip! I am in the process of sewing up some pajama shorts and pants. Thank you!
waikikimum said... (5/25/10 9:39 AM) Reply
Just the tip I needed right now sewing up a pair of track pants. Thank you
Athene said... (9/27/09 3:31 AM) Reply
Thank you Meggie - very nice tip.
SoVintage said... (5/27/09 12:07 PM) Reply
Nice Tip, Thank You
Vintage Joan said... (4/28/09 10:27 AM) Reply
Thanks!! What a great tutorial.
sondriecohe said... (3/14/09 12:35 PM) Reply
Thanks so much for this, was wondering how to do it that way.
AMN said... (3/6/09 12:50 PM) Reply
You are so sweet to make these tutorials. I'm bookmarking them all!
Annette1 said... (3/1/09 0:34 AM) Reply
Great tutorial with wonderful pictures taking us through the steps. Your casing looks perfect!
akilcoyne said... (2/12/09 8:23 PM) Reply
Love it! Thanks
Catbird said... (1/31/09 8:22 PM) Reply
Great tutorial -- thank you!
Dmd4106 said... (11/7/08 11:18 PM) Reply
Thanks for taking the time to post! Your pictures tutorial is a nice touch to Ottobre instructions.
RobinMCPA said... (11/7/08 9:09 AM) Reply
Great tip! Very helpful step by step pictures!
cabinbaby said... (11/6/08 0:16 AM) Reply
Great pictures!! This is how I do it too.
EveS said... (10/21/08 8:44 PM) Reply
At first I balked at their technique, but after trying it once or twice, I decided it was SO much easier and quicker than threading thru that darned casing. I've also noticed that most my RTW activewear is done this way, too. Thanks for posting this for everyone!
SoCal said... (10/17/08 4:09 PM) Reply
Thank you for the lesson. It was so helpful to have the pictures.
j222b said... (10/17/08 12:39 PM) Reply
EleanorSews said... (10/17/08 11:43 AM) Reply
Nicely done tutorial. Has a very RTW wear look to it. You are such a talented and generous young lady!
Kristina C said... (10/16/08 10:18 PM) Reply
I agree with Jeanninem--you are very generous to post your tips and so thoroughly!
janet said... (10/16/08 11:59 AM) Reply
Great tip! Your pictures and instructions are clear and concise.
Jeanninem said... (10/16/08 10:40 AM) Reply
Great review. It is also very nice that you take the time to post this idea. Thank you.
Stitchology said... (10/16/08 10:16 AM) Reply
Nice clear pictures make this easy to understand.
Kirstenw said... (10/16/08 1:39 AM) Reply
Thank you Meggie, that almost looks easier than doing it on the overlocker
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