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Tutorial - How to make an elastic band in the waistband of a pair of pants (trunks)

Mandy Geddert , CHARLE - premium haberdashery
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Tutorial - How to make an elastic band in the waistband of a pair of pants (trunks) - INSTRUCTIONS: Processing an organic elastic band at the waistband | CHARLE

We use the 40 mm elastic colour ecru in the light version.

1. First cut the elastic to the right length.

2. Put the two ends on top of each other and sew them together with a backstitch a few centimetres from the edge. How long the ends are from the seam depends on the product. We have left 1.5 cm overhanging both ends here for better illustration. However, 0.5 cm would also be enough. This saves material.
Tack the seam at the beginning and at the end.

3. Now fold the ends and sew along the edges with a zigzag stitch so that it is neatly serged. Again, please bar-tack the beginning and end of the seam.
You have now secured the elastic three times so that the elastic threads can no longer come out of the seam.

4. Sew the elastic ring to the fabric as usual with a cover stitch or zigzag stitch.

Note: Our 40 mm elastic is a woven elastic. Due to the production process, it has one tight edge and one edge that will become wavy with frequent use. So that the wavy side is not visible on your product, we recommend that you join this side to the textile.
If you want to make sure that you join the elastic to the textile on the right side, we suggest using the 40 mm elastic with marking thread.

Good luck!

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