Elastic waistband tutorial

Learn how to create and sew an elastic waistband for your DIY clothing projects. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to add comfort and style to your handmade garments.
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Here is how to sew an elastic waistband. Five ways! Most of these methods start with the elastic already sewn into a loop. Let’s jump in! Method One This method leaves the waistband exposed and will touch your skin, so be sure to use a soft waistband elastic. Step 1: On the right side

Henny Kroeze
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I’ve wanted to try out this method of sewing half-elastic waistbands with one continuous piece ever since theosakakoneko shared her amazing results on sew_loli. And boy, I’m never going back. It’s so much easier and cleaner than trying to do the flat section and the elastic section in two pieces,…

Lynna Andersen
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I have been using this method to sew elastic waistband for many projects. I have seen this in many mass produced garments and must admit it is the quickest and easiest way to sew elastic waistband. It is not only easy but also a great way to keep the elastic from being twisted when you pull it up (my 4 year old son does this all the time with inserted, not sewn in elastic). The only downside of this is you cannot adjust the length of elastic without ripping the whole thing off. This tutorial…

Vanessa Steele
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For many people, elastic waistband is a synonym of comfort. Most commonly seen on skirts, pants and dresses, a garment with elasticized waist is easy to pull on, will stay in place all day and live with your body. Elastic waistbands also allow for small variations in fit and work great for most body types....