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How to Fix Elastic Waistbands

Elastic waistbands allow flexibility for a snug fit. If the elastic breaks or fails to provide the correct fit, then replacing or removing part of the elastic may work. Adding a new section of elastic tape can extend a small … Continue reading

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How to Stretch Elastic

Sometimes no matter how hard you stretch that elastic band in your shirt or pants, it keeps contracting back to the same size. This can be aggravating after you have put a few inches on the waistline and are feeling … Continue reading

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How to Braid Webbing

Webbing is a type of thin, woven material usually made from interlaced strands of nylon, polyester or polypropylene. It is possible to braid three or more strips of webbing using the same technique that is used to braid hair. Thin … Continue reading

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How to Use Elastic Thread

Use elastic thread when sewing with a sewing machine to create a soft gathering look on lightweight fabrics. The method can be used when making bed skirts or adding a ruffled trim to curtains. Elastic thread is also used in … Continue reading

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How to Attach Elastic

Most people attach elastics to fabrics by sewing them into a casing. Elastics come in different widths. Normally, thicker, non-roll elastics are used in waistbands. Thinner ones are found in cuffs and dress backs. Most elastic band packages come with … Continue reading

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How to Measure Elastic Into Cuffs

You do not have to put up with loose cuffs on clothes, such as jackets or sweat pants. Instead, add new life to stretched-out cuffs by putting fresh elastic into them. The trick to measuring new elastic for cuffs is … Continue reading

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