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How to Make an Elastic Waistband

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

1.  Serge or zigzag the edge of your garment (or fold the edge under).  Iron.
2.  Stitch leaving a small section open.
3.  Insert your elastic with a safety pin attached.  Feed it through.
4.  Stitch the ends of the elastic together.
5.  Stitch the opening closed.
6.  Stitch over the elastic several times, stretching it as you stitch.

7 comments on "How to Make an Elastic Waistband"
  1. I have been looking for a post on how to do this!

    I'm planning to make an elastic waistband like this on a gathered skirt, but I think I'm going to make mine a separate band and then stitch the whole band onto the skirt. I wasn't sure if I'd need to make the waistband a lot bigger, or if it was this simple.

    Glad I saw your example before I started so I know it can be this simple and look the way I want it to look.

    1. Perfect! I'm so glad this was useful for you.

  2. What a great little tutorial! I find myself coming back to your blog often and finally realized I should just follow (so now I am!). You are quickly becoming one of my new favorite bloggers! :)

  3. I love this idea! I featured on SewBoy today!

  4. Just today I was told by someone how to do this, and here I am reading this! That is confirmation that it really can work. Thanks.

  5. Are you using normal thread or elastic thread? Would you recommend a straight stitch or a slight zig zag?

  6. Thanks! I have always wanted to learn to do this. love your blog, really inspiring.


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