Question by  KC (19)

What information can you give me on sewing elastic into a waist band of a shirt?

I am having a hard time sewing elastic into the waist band of a shirt for my toddler, I have tried everything I know and nothing is working.


Answer by  dazyrose (66)

I have found that the best way to keep the elastic straight and exactly where you want it to be while sewing is to baste it in place with a needle and thread. Take a needle and do running stitches to baste the elastic to the waist band of the shirt.


Answer by  beko (78)

The best way that I have found is to use pins to hold the elastic in place. try not to stretch the elastic to much or it will not work when you go to sew it. then, slowly sew it in place.


Answer by  mhbat (217)

Sew a seam big enough to fit the elastic through and leave the ends, then put a safetypin at the end of the string of elastic and push through manually.


Answer by  Dianne85 (18)

Make a zigzag stitch over dental floss where you want the elastic to be. Gather the material, pulling on the floss or thread. Sew the elastic on top of this.


Answer by  bvaniea (312)

Make a sleve for the elastic, insert elastic and sew ends together so that you have a circle. The sleve can then be sewn to the shirt directly


Answer by  fishlover49 (643)

Stretch the elastic when you are pinning it to the shirt before you sew it. That way when it is sewn in the elastic will work.

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