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Posted on: 10/15/08 4:21 PM
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Before starting you need to cut a piece of buttonhole elastic that goes around the child's waist minus 2 inches. Example: My little sister's waist is 20 1/2 inches. So, I would cut a piece of buttonhole elastic 18 1/2 inches.

After doing this, follow these steps: Step 1 & 2 (the buttonholes are sewn 3 to 4 inches away from side seam), Step 3 & 4, Step 5 & 6, and Step 7 & 8.

This is a nice way of making the waist size adjustable. As the child grows you can make the waist bigger as needed.

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Shirley Lea said...
Great explanation--is there any way to keep the elastic from just popping away into the casing by mistake?
7/2/12 1:31 PM
Barbara V said...
Excellent tutorial! I didn't even know of this product. THANK YOU!
9/17/09 0:12 AM
Annette1 said...
This is a great idea, and you've shown every step perfectly, making it SOOOOOOO easy for even ME to follow along! :o)
9/16/09 9:40 PM
KathyBKnits said...
Thanks--what a great idea for kids' clothes!
7/2/09 7:46 PM
SewSara said...
Thank you! This tutorial is great!
6/8/09 12:48 PM
mayday said...
Thank you for this tutorial! It was just the information that I needed.
5/4/09 4:56 PM
quathy said...
thank you!!! i need to adjust most of my tall and slender daughter's pants - these visuals you've provided are invaluable and will save me tons of time!
10/24/08 5:47 PM
newlywedws said...
I've never seen this type of elastic, but what an interesting concept!
10/20/08 11:35 PM
JoaniesJosh said...
Keep sewing Meggie. Your tips are great. I've been sewing a long time, but I still like to read other's tips.
10/18/08 7:22 PM
marycds said...
How clever. This would be great for maternity clothes too. I will be using this.
10/18/08 7:18 PM
sewtime said...
Wow, thank you for this tutorial, very nice!
10/18/08 0:15 AM
EleanorSews said...
Nicely done. With great nieces at a great distance, this is a clever way to do a skirt and not worry about fit too much.
10/17/08 11:40 AM
Jeanninem said...
Great review. You are incredibly talented.
10/16/08 10:42 AM
CindyK said...
Just got some of this elastic to alter some of my skinny GS's pants (He moved up to the size that doesn't come with it). This will be a great help.
10/16/08 9:59 AM
jeanharville said...
What a good idea. Thanks for sharing.
10/16/08 9:34 AM
Kirstenw said...
I have GDs and this is an excellent tip
10/16/08 1:42 AM
Tov said...
Thanks! I've seen this elastic but never knew what to do with it :) Great tutorial.
10/15/08 8:02 PM
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