Tuesday, August 16, 2011

How to Make a Smooth Elastic Waistband

Here's an easy way to get a smooth, comfortable waistband in your homemade garments:

1. Measure your elastic and cut it.

2. Fold the elastic in half and line up the ends. Sew a seam down the width like this:

3. Open the ends like a book.

4. Stitch down the tail on one side.

5. Stitch down the other side and voila! You've got yourself a beautifully neat waistband that works great in a casing. If you use thread the same color as your elastic, you can leave it exposed. Easy!

1 comment:

  1. or ... butt up the edges together and zigzag over the join ...