How do you sew elastic to stretch fabric?
The best stitches to use for sewing stretch fabrics are: Narrow zigzag: opt for a very narrow setting with the zigzag, with the stitch length equal to the stitch width. Overedge stitch: a specialty stitch that locks over the edge of the fabric so it stitches and finishes a seam in one pass.
How much elastic do I need for my waistband?
The elastic for a waistband should be approximately 2″ smaller than your waist measurement.
How do you join elastic?
To join narrow elastic ends, either you knot them and seal with a clear nail polish or overlap the ends and sew them. Fabric can also be added to join the elastic ends with a zigzag stitch.
Why won’t my sewing machine sew elastic?
When your machine refuses to sew elastic, it may be due to some things you are doing wrong or maybe not aware of. Sewing experts identified some mistakes people often commit in sewing elastic. These are using the wrong needle, unadjusted bobbin tension, the seam is not made elastic, or foot pressure is not reduced.