This is a very simply tip to eliminate unnecessary bulk when sewing pull on pants with elastic in the waistband. Just follow these easy steps.
1. Cut a piece of muslin or stable cotton/poly blend fabric the width of your elastic by 3 inches. ie: If using 2" (5cm) wide elastic, cut stabilizing fabric 2" X 3". (5 x 8 cm).
3. Make sure the elastic is cut with evenly squared edges.
4. Butt the edges of the elastic together. With the stabilizing fabric underneath, pin the elastic to the fabric, keeping ends of elastic as close together as possible.
6. Trim off excess muslin about 1/4" from stitching.
The results are sturdy, lay flat and reduce bulk.
Here is also a very short instructional video showing you this simple process.
Blogger isn't letting me give you the video directly on this page, so here's a link to the video - takes less than 5 minutes to watch. Enjoy!
I'm sure some of you already use this technique, but for some of you, this may be new. It's great - give it a try!