How to Sew a Waistband Casing : Sewing an Elastic Waistband for Underwear

How to Sew a Waistband Casing : Sewing an Elastic Waistband for Underwear


Hi! My name is Shawna on behalf of Expert
Village. In this clip, I’m going to demonstrate how to do an elastic waistband similar to
something you’ll find on underwear or children’s skirts. This is just a batiste piece of fabric,
and if I were doing a skirt, or let’s say underwear, this would be closed. So let’s
say I created that back seam. I could serge if I wanted to, that’s easy to do. What
I want to do is see how much elastic I need, and I don’t need a lot of elasticity in
these types of things, just enough to pull in what I need. I’m just going to sew this
together, and I could sew if flat too if I wanted to. Do a French seam, anything like
that. I just want to tack that down, and then I pin that to the back, but because this is
so small, we’re okay. Start in the back, and tack that back. I do want to edge stitch;
I’m going to get as far to the edge as I can. I’ll get started just a bit, and then
it is probably easiest if you…on a big project, if you pin it so you know how much to go from
one edge. I usually pin the front, the back , the sides, and then in between each of
those. Then once you get back to around the other side, it’s a bit easier to pull back
because you know where you’re headed. Just keep that right at the edge. Keep that elastic
pulled. Again, this is great on little children’s skirts and if you’re doing underwear. It makes for a cute little finished touch.

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