What stitch is best for sewing elastic?
Step 8: On the edge of the elastic waistband, stitch it in place stretching it flat as you go. You can use a zig-zag stitch or a straight stitch. If you are sewing this elastic waistband on a stretch garment then a zig-zag or twin needle is your best option.
Can you sew through elastic?
Elastic is a really useful sewing material for dressmaking, household and craft projects. It can be used to give fabric fullness and can be threaded through a hem or stitched directly onto the fabric itself. Stitching with elastic in your sewing machine produces an attractive gathered effect, perfect for shirring.
How do you join thin elastic?
How to join narrow elastic ends together? To join narrow elastic ends, either you knot them and seal with a clear nail polish or overlap the ends and sew them. Fabric can also be added to join the elastic ends with a zigzag stitch.