|On my most recent Kwik-Sew top, the directions specified to use clear elastic to stabilize the neckline. Well, I found myself to be fresh out of clear elastic, but found that I had a package of nylon/lycra seam binding. I cut a strip to length, trimmed it to 1/2" wide and used it in place of the clear elastic. Not only did it work great, but it was MUCH easier to handle than the clear elastic. I don't think you could use the lycra as a substitute in every case, but as a stretchy stabilizer it will be my choice over CE from now on.