How to Sew a Non-Roll Elastic Waistband Casing

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Sewing a non-roll elastic waistband casing, step-by-step; learn about this and more in this free series of sewing videos taught by an expert tailor.

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Video Transcript

Hi! My name is Shawna. In this clip, I’m going to demonstrate how to sew in a non-roll elastic and keep your elastic band from rolling. I press down my casing again so that I have a nice wide space for that to go through, and I’m just going to start it out by running a straight stitch down the back side of the bottom side so I can run that through. So I’m going to run my elastic through, and this is the non-roll elastic. It’s made so that it doesn’t bend. There’s a lot of elastics that will bend; this is a great one for that. Once I get that to the end, I’m going to straighten it out and make sure that it hasn’t twisted on me. I’m going to sew it down again on top so that it’s part of the waistband. I’ll pull that through to my desired elasticity, and I’m not going to too much. Again, I’m just going to keep it pulled. I’m not pulling through, just keeping it pulled. Then I’m going to do at the bottom again. Then I kind of want to balance out all those stitches so that they look like they’re all supposed to be there. So I can come up again next to that top stitch and do that over again. Then I can even run it two more times, and that just gives it a really nice elastic band that you’ll see on anything from pajama bottoms to athletic pants and shorts. It’s a nice stretch, so it’s a very nice waistband.


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