How to Sew an Elastic Waistband
In this tutorial I show you how to make an elastic waistband inside a casing. This way a waistband is more popular for children's or women's garments.
Here you get the tips how to sew waistband without the twisting and turning of the elastic inside the casing.
To do it quality you need have an overlock machine.
For using this technique is desirable to use ribbed knit fabrics.
Sew the two side of your waistband together and press the seam, as shown.
Now fold the strip in half and press it.
Encircle an elastic tape around the waist and mark the edges where need to cut it. Don't forget add allowances on both edges.
Sew the ends of the elastic together using a regular straight stitch, as shown. I usually go over these seam allowances to hold the elastic together securely.
Now you need divide the casing into four equal segments with chalk.
Fold your ribbed knit strip in half and insert into an elastic tape.
Note: The marks of the elastic and waist strip must match.
Now you need to pin in four points through the elastic and fabric strip with the pins.
Now preparatory work of waistband is completed and it is time use the sewing machine and an overlock.
Sew the two edges together around the entire waistband not stitching the elastic tape.
Now you need trim the edge, as shown.
Take a chalk and mark the waistband into four equal pieces.
Pin your waistband casing with elastic tape inside to the waistline of the skirt or pants.
Four marks of the waistband and the top of the skirt (pants) should be combined.
Overlock this layered edge of skirt or pants together around the entire waistband.
Note: Remove the knit fabric of garments away from the overlock knife.
So looks an elastic waistband of knit fabrics garments in finished form.
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