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Elastic aggravation
Stuck running elastic thru casing
abuelita2
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Date: 1/24/11 3:14 PM

Silly me-advanced beginner who promised to make doll clothes for granddaughter. Drafting patterns myself! Current woe--running 1/4" elastic through fold-over waist casing, pulling elastic with a small safety pin, which is not wanting to navigate through 4 seams and keeps getting stuck in 1/2" seam allowances. How can I run the elastic through without getting stuck?
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In reply to abuelita2

Date: 1/24/11 3:31 PM

I have used this Dritz loop turner for this situation, the loop turner is very slender, sew a bar tack on the elastic, insert the loop turner all the way through the casing, attach the elastic to the little hook at the end of the turner, and pull the elastic back through. I came up with this when making some baby booties.

You can also used a glue stick to fasten the seam allowance in the casing down, which makes it easier for the safety pin to get thru. Most glue stick are washable (i.e., will wash out), but check the label.

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Date: 1/24/11 4:00 PM

I usually stitch my sas down before running elastic through - never thought of glue!

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Date: 1/24/11 4:40 PM

This won't help til next time, but Ottobre JA's the best way of doing elastic, IMO. Meggie LuLu did a great tutorial on this here. I can't link from my iPod, but if you go to her profile, you'll find it under her Tips and Techniques. I'd venture to guess that you'll never wrestle with another casing again. I don't! :)

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In reply to abuelita2

Date: 1/24/11 4:44 PM

Here's the tip I wrote about this a few years ago --

Tip: running elastic through a long casing

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In reply to abuelita2

Date: 1/24/11 6:25 PM

Here is my method for putting elastic in casings in doll clothes: I leave one seam unstitched so the garment is flat. Secure the elastic to one end but do not cut the length yet. Fold under for the casing while stitching it, being careful not to catch the elastic. When I come to the end I pull up the elastic to the size needed, secure it, then cut off the excess.

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Date: 1/25/11 12:37 PM

You could do it how some* manufacturers do it.

Sew the two ends of the elastic together. Fold the casing allowances and stick a portion of the elastic circle within it. Continue sewing the casing into place, edging the elastic into place. You will probably have to reposition from time to time as the elastic bunches the casing.

*I am beyond annoyed when elastic is sewn directly to the casing edge and stitched down. If you need to take in the elastic, you have to unstitch the entire waistband.

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Date: 1/25/11 2:21 PM

Quote: Kathleen Fasanella

*I am beyond annoyed when elastic is sewn directly to the casing edge and stitched down. If you need to take in the elastic, you have to unstitch the entire waistband.

This drives me nuts, too. Quite often, the elastic gives up before the garment does, and re-doing the elastic is a nightmare.

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Date: 1/25/11 3:17 PM

Thanks everyone! This was my first post to Pattern Review and having gotten such good advice, it wont be my last.!
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In reply to Kathleen Fasanella

Date: 1/25/11 3:31 PM

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I am beyond annoyed when elastic is sewn directly to the casing edge and stitched down.
I agree as well, and for a 1/4 inch piece of elastic that's is being attached to doll clothes, sewing it to the fabric first seems unnecessarily difficult. For this kind of app I think a casing makes more sense....

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