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Karen commented on the blog post 'HELP PLEASE!'
"If it was me I would measure enough to go round all four sides and buy that amount, then fit it in and shorten it to your desired fit. As Susan says, you would only cut off about a quarter at most, and as it isn’t expensive and the bit you cut…"
Apr 11
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HELP PLEASE!

I am replacing the elastic on 3 king sized fitted sheets for a friend.  What I need to know and cannot find anywhere is how much elastic do I need to thread through the casing?  All of the elastic is worn and stretched out.  I am bleary eyed from searching on google for this information. I need to put this elastic ALL THE WAY AROUND THE SHEETS.  NOT JUST THE CORNERS.  The woman I am doing this for wants the sheets that way and to be honest, all of my sheets are that way as well.  I have never…See More
Apr 10
Susan commented on the blog post 'HELP PLEASE!'
"What I was taught, with respect to calculating elastic lengths, is to cut 2/3 - 3/4 of the total circumference of your project.  So if you have four sides that measure approximately (let's just say for example) 70" in length on each…"
Apr 10
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HELP PLEASE!

I am replacing the elastic on 3 king sized fitted sheets for a friend.  What I need to know and cannot find anywhere is how much elastic do I need to thread through the casing?  All of the elastic is worn and stretched out.  I am bleary eyed from searching on google for this information. I need to put this elastic ALL THE WAY AROUND THE SHEETS.  NOT JUST THE CORNERS.  The woman I am doing this for wants the sheets that way and to be honest, all of my sheets are that way as well.  I have never…See More
Apr 10
Sandra Hender commented on the blog post 'I need help'
"Another way to do it would be to that would be to use the back waistband as a casing instead and just thread it through.  Laura's idea is a great one; but I always have trouble holding onto elastic to stretch it when I sew it in so in…"
Apr 5
Sandra Hender commented on the blog post 'Baby Onesie Trim & Applique'
"This is really an adorable onesie!  My great-niece was born just this past December.  Could you possibly tell me how to make this for a 4-9 month infant?"
Apr 5
Sandra Hender posted a status
"How much elastic do I put in a KING SIZED FITTED sheet? NOT JUST IN THE CORNERS! It needs to go all the way around the sheets."
Apr 5
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Mar 26

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I am an awesome:
intermediate sewer
My sewing interests are:
doll making
I sew as a:
hobbyist
I am interested in learning how to:
Figure out how much new elastic to replace old stretched out elastic. I am putting it through a casing around the entire king sheet. I am doing it for my uncles girlfriend. She does not want elastic in the corners only. I wouldn’t like that either. The worn elastic is 118” long. How much would I subtract from the new elastic?
My sewing machine(s):
Domestic
The brand(s) of my sewing machine(s):
Husqvarna Viking
I am interested in patterns such as:
Commercial patterns i.e.McCalls, Your Own

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HELP PLEASE!

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 2:17pm 2 Comments

I am replacing the elastic on 3 king sized fitted sheets for a friend.  What I need to know and cannot find anywhere is how much elastic do I need to thread through the casing?  All of the elastic is worn and stretched out.  I am bleary eyed from searching on google for this information. I need to put this elastic ALL THE WAY AROUND THE SHEETS.  NOT JUST THE CORNERS.  The woman I am doing this for wants the…

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