Day 21. HOW TO join elastic

Day 21.

A SKIMPY in a combination of liberty prints, Tom for the body and for the waistband a bias binding found at Luccello

Once attached the waistband is threaded with a narrow 5mm wide elastic.

Okay, so this is really basic, but sometimes what is glaringly obvious to one person is a complete revelation to another.   

"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know"  Daniel Boorstin

1. Cut your elastic to the correct length adding extra at each end, for the SKIMPY I add 1.5cm.  Thread the elastic through the casing using a safety pin taking care not to twist it.

2. Overlap and using the appropriately sized zig-zag stitch, stitch back and forward over the join.  

3. Once this is done you can stitch the opening closed.

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