I decided to take on a project that involved an elastic back, quite brave I thought! I had a brief look on line for how to use it but I was so impatient and didn’t really fancy doing a lot of reading I just wanted to get stuck in.
So, if like me, you to just want to know the basics on sewing with elastic, keep reading I have put together a short ‘need to know’ list
- Your shirring elastic only goes in the bobbin, wind it by hand careful not to stretch as you wind it round
- Thread your machine as you would normally on top and select a long stitch
- I used my presser foot as a guide for the distance between stitches
My three steps in pictures below, ensure you practise on a spare piece of fabric before attempting the real thing