How do you sew elastic into a bag?

How do you sew elastic into a pocket?

How to make an Elastic Top Pocket

  1. Serge/overlock the top edge of the side pocket. …
  2. Insert the elastic into the casing, and secure one end of the elastic, locking it into place.
  3. Adjust the elastic until you have a good gather, and stitch the end in place. …
  4. Trim the left over elastic close to the edges.

Can you sew through elastic?

You can use sewing elastic by either attaching the elastic to the edge or creating a casing and threading it through. Gentle gathers are better suited to the attachment method and fuller gathers are better created with elastic threaded through a casing.

How much elastic do I need for my waistband?

The elastic for a waistband should be approximately 2″ smaller than your waist measurement.

What tension should I use for elastic?

Generally elastic works best when stretched 3-8%, with 8% only being used on the smaller parts of the garment as it’s a bit extreme, as remember the more you stretch the elastic the more stitches you are putting on that space of elastic.

How do you seal the ends of elastic?

Coat the cut ends of the elastic with liquid fabric stabilizer. Liquid fabric stabilizer is available from fabric stores and has a small squirt nozzle, which makes it easy to apply a thin line of stabilizer to a cut edge.

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