Frequent question: How do you hand sew a waistband?

How do you hand sew elastic ends together?

Cut the elastic shorter than the requirement, then stretch and sew using zigzag or stretch stitch all along the band. It is possible to sew elastic together by simply overlapping the ends, or by creating a casing on the elastic ends or directly on the wrong/underside of the fabric.

What body measurements are needed to draft the waistband?

Waist: Measure loosely around your natural waist. Your natural waist will be between your belly button and your rib cage, usually your natural waist is in line with your elbows. Hips: Measure the fullest part of your hips and back side, making sure to keep the tape is one again level and loose.

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