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Date: 5/8/06 3:53 PM

I can't seem to find the reference to online suppliers of swimsuit elastic that was here on the site somewhere. Can someone recommend any good online sources so I can make my first bathing suit? (The notions places here in NYC don't seem to have any or know what it is.) Thanks!

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Date: 5/8/06 4:03 PM

I believe www.sewsassy.com carries it.

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Date: 5/8/06 5:00 PM

Home Sew has it.

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Date: 5/8/06 5:36 PM

Buy cotton elastic from JoAnns. It works great and isn't eaten by chlorine. Just pre-shrink it first.

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Date: 5/8/06 6:32 PM

This is what I used to do, but they never had the 3/4" elastic for my shelf bras. I found that at the Home Sew site, and while I was there I ordered 50 yards of the 3/8" stuff, too. I'm pretty sure it is (was?) the same stuff.

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Date: 5/8/06 6:44 PM

I get my elastic from www.fabricdepotco.com
I either buy the natural stuff or the rubber. Both work great!

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Date: 5/8/06 7:01 PM

I like the knit swimsuit elastic, no matter how hard you stretch it, it doesn't get narrower which makes it easier to sew especially with a serger.

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Date: 5/8/06 8:14 PM

Textile Outfitters carries several kinds, including the rubber strip elastics.
They are at this site

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Date: 5/8/06 9:59 PM

Thanks everyone for the great sites...Mina

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Date: 5/9/06 7:20 AM

I really like the swimsuit elastic from
Needle Nook Fabrics
2714 Boulevard Plaza
Wichita, KS 67211-3812
(316) 684-5989

Ask for Anne St. Clair.

The elastic is much softer than the cotton/rubber kind, and holds up great. In fact I need to call and order more from her. As I recall it's fairly inexpensive and she ships quickly.

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