how to cover elastic with fabric

Tutorial: How To Cover Elastic With Fabric

It’s not always so easy to find motif elastics to go with your garments. Especially for a gorgeous design as Soray Top & Dress. Soray is our newest member of our family! She is gorgeous. See here. As you can see the back of Soray comes with a crossed-elastic with any motifs you prefer. But what if, you can’t get your hands to a nice motif elastic?

Don’t worry we got you covered.

Nathalie from Liselena2010 came up with such a good way to solve this during testing phase of Soray. And she was kind enough to share this with all the testers! See tutorial below.

Note: You will need your copy of Soray pattern (English & Dutch) to do this. It is currently on sale. And If you buy more than one patterns we have a save 20% rule in the cart. No code needed.

Shall we begin?

Tutorial: How To Cover Elastic With Fabric


Step 1: Cut two rectangles into the fabric of the following dimensions:
– length: 2 x length elastic
– width: width elastic + 2,5 cm

how to cover elastic with fabric

Step 2: Fold the rectangle along the long side, RS together. Pin along the long open side.

how to cover elastic with fabric

Step 3: Sew down using 0.75 cm, more than 1/4″ (presser foot width).

how to cover elastic with fabric

 

Step 4: Turn the fabric inside out. Press flat so that the seam is in the middle at the back.

how to cover elastic with fabric

Step 5: Insert the elastic into the fabric tunnel and align each side of the elastic with one side of the fabric tunnel. The fabric tunnel already looks gathered.

how to cover elastic with fabric

 

Step 6: At both ends, add a zigzag stitching at 0.5 cm (1/4″).

how to cover elastic with fabric

Step 7: Stretch out the elastic with the fabric again. This way you get a nice gathered tube.

how to cover elastic with fabric

Now you are ready to attach your elastic to your bodice!

You did it!!!!

Stand back & enjoy your amazing work!

A gorgeous dress for your gorgeous girl!

A gorgeous dress for your gorgeous girl!

Happy sewing xxx


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One response to “Tutorial: How To Cover Elastic With Fabric”

  1. Sansahash says:

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