How to Sew an Elastic Waistband

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.

How to Sew an Elastic Waistband, step 1

For using this technique is desirable to use ribbed knit fabrics.

How to Sew an Elastic Waistband, step 2

Sew the two side of your waistband together and press the seam, as shown.

How to Sew an Elastic Waistband, step 3

Now fold the strip in half and press it.

How to Sew an Elastic Waistband, step 4

Encircle an elastic tape around the waist and mark the edges where need to cut it. Don't forget add allowances on both edges.

How to Sew an Elastic Waistband, step 5

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.

How to Sew an Elastic Waistband, step 6

Now you need divide the casing into four equal segments with chalk.

How to Sew an Elastic Waistband, step 7

Fold your ribbed knit strip in half and insert into an elastic tape.
Note: The marks of the elastic and waist strip must match.

How to Sew an Elastic Waistband, step 8

Now you need to pin in four points through the elastic and fabric strip with the pins.

How to Sew an Elastic Waistband, step 9

Now preparatory work of waistband is completed and it is time use the sewing machine and an overlock.

How to Sew an Elastic Waistband, step 10

Sew the two edges together around the entire waistband not stitching the elastic tape.

How to Sew an Elastic Waistband, step 11

Now you need trim the edge, as shown.

How to Sew an Elastic Waistband, step 12

Take a chalk and mark the waistband into four equal pieces.

How to Sew an Elastic Waistband, step 13

Pin your waistband casing with elastic tape inside to the waistline of the skirt or pants.

How to Sew an Elastic Waistband, step 14

Four marks of the waistband and the top of the skirt (pants) should be combined.

How to Sew an Elastic Waistband, step 15

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.

How to Sew an Elastic Waistband, step 16

So looks an elastic waistband of knit fabrics garments in finished form.

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