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How To Sew Narrow Elastic Onto Fabric

Learn a great technique that allows you to create gathers without creating rows of stitching. A great little tutorial that will enhance any sewing project.

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Comment by Rita on November 11, 2012 at 2:45am
Good tutorial cOlleen (as usual)
Comment by sheila townsend on November 10, 2012 at 12:17pm

Very good way to put elastic in,I have a jacket that the end of the sleeves are too big. I will use this method to fix them where they will be tighter. Thank you,really like your tutorials,you explain things very well, Sheila

Comment by Bonnie on January 20, 2012 at 11:48am

I like this method, and I am wondering what is the best stitch length to use. I do a lot of clothes for vintage dolls and it seems there's always elastic in sleeves, sunsuit legs and panties. It takes too long to do casings and I don't particularly like using a zig zag stitch as I was taught years ago.

Comment by Rita on January 18, 2012 at 3:34pm

good tutorial.

Comment by Londa Rohlfing on January 18, 2012 at 2:06pm

Realize also that the amount the elastic is pulled will determine how much the fabric gathers.  

Comment by Joan M Rickwalt on January 18, 2012 at 1:38pm

I have sewn elastic on using this method but never thought of sewing it into the ditch of a seam.  how clever.  Thanks for the 'how to'.

Joan R

Comment by Brenda J. Moore on January 18, 2012 at 11:58am

Sorry... typo- elastic feeding foot... it really has no feeling. haha.

Comment by Brenda J. Moore on January 18, 2012 at 11:57am

I'm so glad to see this...I've sewn elastic this way for years. So much easier.

Have you ever used the "elastic feeling" foot on a sewing machine? I've wondered if it is worth the purchase.

Thanks for your super tute.


Brenda J.Moore

Comment by judi pinkham on January 18, 2012 at 11:09am

Thank you for the name correction...Colleen sure IS brilliant!!! 

Comment by Susan on January 18, 2012 at 9:44am

Colleen is actually in the video.  She;s the brains behind these tutorials.  She's brilliant!  And we get the entire tutorial!!!!!!   LOL!

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