When it comes to sewing garments, it's important to know how to sew elastic casing correctly! Read on to find out how!
Learn How To Sew Elastic Casing For Your Projects!
Learning how to sew elastic casing is one of the basics in sewing garments. This came really handy when I was pregnant with my children. Since I didn't want to spend money on new clothes and my old ones didn't fit me anymore, I decided to alter them by adding elastic bands on my some of my clothes! Learn how to sew elastic casing below!
Supplies you’ll need to sew elastic casing:
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Pins & Safety Pins
- Sewing Machine & Thread
Step One: Fold The Top Edge Of The Fabric
In sewing the casing, fold the top edge of the fabric by half an inch first. Press the iron onto the fold to keep it flat. Hold the fold tightly as to avoid any accidents of pressing the iron incorrectly.
Step Two: Fold The Top Edge Of The Fabric – Again
Repeat step 1, this time fold the fabric by an inch before pressing the iron onto it. Secure the casing with pins. Do the same on the other half of the fabric.
Step Three: Sew The Bottom Edge Of The Fold
Step Four: Insert The Elastic Into The Casing
Step Five: Stitch The Open Ends Of The Casing Close
After making sure the elastic and the casing are even, pin them securely together. Stitch the open ends of the casing -including the elastic- with the zigzag stitch. This will surely secure the elastic with the casing.
To get a more visual instruction, check out this video by Dress A Girl!
Now you know how to sew casings, you can alter your own clothes! Upcycling, after all, is a great way to save money and get creative. Aside from that, many other projects make use of elastic casing. For example, it also applies to headbands and skater skirts!
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