Tip for sewing elastics


Hello Dreamers! In this post, we will show you a straightforward tip for sewing elastics on your domestic sewing machine.

Follow the step-by-step guide we prepared for you and obtain perfect results without difficulties.

Also, to illustrate, we made the steps in a video tutorial; we hope you enjoy this post!

Step 1:

You will need:

  • Fabric
  • Elastic
  • Ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Thread
  • Scissors

Step 1:

Cut a 2” piece of tape.

Step 2:

Mark with the ruler 6cm on the masking tape.

Step 3:

Place the tape over the needle plate.

Check that the tape doesn’t cover de feed dogs.

  • You can also occupy the groove of the foot to direct the tape with the marked measurements correctly.

Step 4:

Put the elastic on the presser foot and check that the elastic slide correctly through the foot.

To sew the elastic, you must select the zig-zag or 3-step zig-zag stitch.

  • We suggest that when starting to sew, stitch a few stitches at the beginning of the elastic.

Step 5:

Now, put the fabric under the presser foot and start sewing.

Step 6:

Take the elastic at #5 of the guide and stretch it to #6.

Step 7:

Repeat this step until finished.

  • Remember to finish the seam.


This guide can be used to apply any elastic with uniform tension.

Here is the step-by-step video tutorial with instructions for this fantastic sewing elastics tip.

It's so easy to sew!

Before letting go…

Now that you know this easy way to sew elastics, learn about the types of elastics and their differences for making elastic garments or lingerie.

Maybe you can think of some ideas and try this type of project!

Types of elastics for lingerie

1. Elastic for straps

It stretches little because it’s used in straps for tops, bralettes, or bras and requires hardware for its adjustment.

2. Picot elastic


It has plush side and decoration on one of the edges.

The picot elastic, serves to finish the lingerie; it stretches a lot.

3. Elastic for ending


This type of elastic, folds easily in the center to wrap the fabric like a bias. It’s used to finish and seal the edges of the garments.

4. Fantasy elastic


You can use the fantasy elasic placing it as a decoration in lingerie, it doesn’t provide support so its function is merely ornamental.

5. Lace waistband


Commonly you can use the waistband elastic to decorate and finish the lingerie’s edges.
It’s very elastic and comes in different widths and colors.

6. Elastic for stuffing

Isn’t aesthetic, has a lot of elasticity, and serves to gather the seam for the garment’s adjustment and support

There is polyester, cotton or a mixture of both materials.

We hope this post will inspire you to create a new project with elastics, don’t forget that if you want to learn about another topic, you can tell us in the comment box.

See you in another post! Bye for now!

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