This one’s on the longish side, but I show you pretty much everything you need to know about using elastic in a waistband casing.
We start with what kind of elastic to use (did you know there were different kinds?), some tips on pre-stretching and measuring, how to measure for and sew the casing, how to thread the elastic through and sew it up. I even show you a little trick I use to help kids put handmade clothes (with no tags) on the right way!
Want to practice your new elastic skills? Try this free simple skirt pattern. Sized to fit dolls to grown-ups.