Comments on: An easier way to sew elastic casings http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/an-easier-way-to-sew-elastic-casings/ How to start a clothing line or run the one you have, better. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:43:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Juliette Ellchukhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/an-easier-way-to-sew-elastic-casings/comment-page-1/#comment-183685 Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:37:33 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13505#comment-183685 What a super way of putting in elastic. I’ve been sewing for 50 years and did not know it could be done so easily. Thank you!

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By: My Accidental Sack Dress: Colette Myrtle Review | wasted weekendshttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/an-easier-way-to-sew-elastic-casings/comment-page-1/#comment-183632 Sat, 02 Aug 2014 13:32:12 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13505#comment-183632 […] of attaching the elastic though? I’m not sold on the method or the explanation. I think this method might be better, but let me know if you think there’s a reason that wouldn’t […]

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By: Nancyhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/an-easier-way-to-sew-elastic-casings/comment-page-1/#comment-183567 Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:02:49 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13505#comment-183567 I LOVE learning new things after nearly 60 years of sewing!

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By: Andihttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/an-easier-way-to-sew-elastic-casings/comment-page-1/#comment-183537 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:23:35 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13505#comment-183537 This makes so much more sense. Thanks.

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By: sarhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/an-easier-way-to-sew-elastic-casings/comment-page-1/#comment-183494 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 07:00:48 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13505#comment-183494 Thanks alot, Kathleen. I have a number of good quality pants bought many years ago,and the waist band elastic has stretched way out of shape. Ripping out the waistband casing would be difficult because of the multiple rows of stitching on the waistband. Could you please suggest an alternative?

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By: Anna H.http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/an-easier-way-to-sew-elastic-casings/comment-page-1/#comment-183454 Fri, 16 May 2014 01:02:27 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13505#comment-183454 Its so great seeing things done “outside the box”! Headed to the studio right now. Yay!

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By: Kathleenhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/an-easier-way-to-sew-elastic-casings/comment-page-1/#comment-183429 Wed, 07 May 2014 20:58:14 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13505#comment-183429 Runa: The fabric is caught on the doo-hickey; that’s not its purpose. You’re going to love this, it’s a turret foot. I love love love love mine. I’m pretty sure you can only get them for industrials. Sorry. :(

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By: Black ponte pants, take two | Seams Like Workhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/an-easier-way-to-sew-elastic-casings/comment-page-1/#comment-183414 Mon, 05 May 2014 17:43:21 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13505#comment-183414 […] waistband was done again using Kathleen Fasanella’s method, though my first go, I was too conservative and made my elastic too big. At least redoing it was […]

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By: lady runahttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/an-easier-way-to-sew-elastic-casings/comment-page-1/#comment-183392 Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:39:00 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13505#comment-183392 Thanks for the tutorial – definitely a timesaver, and it looks like it’ll look much better in the end than the traditional way.

One question: in step 7, you’ve got the fabric held up to the left of your machine by some piece of metal that’s attached to the machine above and behind the presser foot. What is that? It looks like a handy attachment (and it’s probably ONLY available for industrial machines)

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By: Mariannehttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/an-easier-way-to-sew-elastic-casings/comment-page-1/#comment-183364 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:05:38 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13505#comment-183364 This is how I have always done elastic casings. Also, instead of sewing the elastic together (to itself), I take a scrap of fabric and sew each end to it, ends butted together, then fold over the fabric scrap, sew again, encasing the ends. This gives a flat joint of the elastic. I also generally will anchor the elastic joint at the center back seam with a few stitches, before encasing the elastic loop. Besides pressing under the 1/4 ” at the top raw edge, then I also press what will become the top line and/or mark the line to which the casing folds down on the inside of the garment, just to have a bit more definition of the finished edges. This makes it easier to stay on track as I go around the garment.

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