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Make Easy Elastic Waistband with a Casing

Make Easy Elastic Waistband
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Are you in trouble with elastic waistband deployment? Don’t worry anymore,  we are going to discuss quick sewing technique on make easy elastic waistband.

Elastic is not easy to handle due to grip and elasticity when startup sewist tries to stitch elastic along with waistband that’s become quite complicated task due to lack of handling and measurement. I have done 20+ pajama/shorts tutorials and each of them has elastic waistband instructions but I realize my beginner sewist are facing difficulty so all the new sewist you are going to learn the easy making of an elastic waistband. You can browse our youtube channel for more tutorials (Channel Link listed in sidebar →). I am going to explain you step by step process here, So let start with DIY elastic waistband with a casing.

REQUIREMENT FOR DIY EASY ELASTIC WAISTBAND MAKING:

  • Knit Elastic.
  • Fabric used Cotton, Denim.
  • Measurement Tape/ Ruler
  • Fabric chalk or Fabric Pencil
  • Shear
  • Ball pins

QUICK OVERVIEW – MAKE EASY ELASTIC WAISTBAND:

Making of an Elastic Waistband

Making of an Elastic Waistband

DIY Easy Elastic Waistband – DETAIL STEPS:

1. Before you start waistband work, you need to complete with following checklist:

  • Do serger for Shorts according to the pattern or measurement.
  • Sew hip line.
  • Fold bottom hemline.

After above steps, measure waistband.

Elastic waistband step 1

Elastic waistband step 1

2. Measure Elastic by stretching it, only 35% stretch required. Or Divide waistband to half, e.g. 28/2=14, Take 14Inch elastic for 28Inch waistband.

Elastic waistband step 2

Elastic waistband step 2

 

3. Sew end of the elastic. 

Elastic waistband step 4

Elastic waistband step 4

4. Pin stitch elastic part over hipline seam top, after that backside of the hipline. See below images for reference.

Elastic waistband step 5

Elastic waistband step 6

Elastic waistband step 6

5. Stretch elastic till the side on the both side and pin it. 

Elastic waistband step 7 Elastic waistband step 8

Elastic waistband step 9

Elastic waistband step 9

Elastic waistband step 10

Elastic waistband step 10

7. Now you got attached elastic after pin 

Elastic waistband step 11

Elastic waistband step 11

8.  Seam top hemline along with elastic( for secure elastic waistband with casing).

Elastic waistband step 12

Elastic waistband step 12

Elastic waistband step 13

Elastic waistband step 13

Elastic waistband step 14

Elastic waistband step 14

Elastic waistband step 15

Elastic waistband step 15

9.  Fold with single hem over the elastic.

Elastic waistband step 16

Elastic waistband step 16

Elastic waistband step 17

Elastic waistband step 17

Elastic waistband step 18

Elastic waistband step 18

Elastic waistband step 19

Elastic waistband step 19

Elastic waistband step 20

Elastic waistband step 20

11. For secure waistband casing, we have done double hemline.

Elastic waistband step 22Elastic waistband step 21

12. Look after double fold seam.

Elastic waistband step 23

Elastic waistband step 23

Final Look

Elastic waistband casing

Elastic waistband casing

Elastic waistband - Final Look

Elastic waistband – Final Look

This tutorial is especially for dummies or beginners, Hopefully, Make easy Elastic Waistband is now way easy for you guys, Try to practice with pajama or even practice on old fabrics. You can contact us for further help and any sewing project you want to learn.
Keep visiting us and do Comment, let us know what you want to learn more in the Customized sewing world.

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