Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sew Easy Elastic Waist Bands- Not Just a Granny Thing

 You might find this post at several Linky Parties. Please check them out for some great ideas.
An AWWT (Almost Without Words Tutorial)
Yep, I'm a Granny (actually a Nana) so I DO wear clothes with an elastic waist band for comfort.

I've put in many elastic waist bands for me and especially when I made clothes for my girls when they were little ones.  

Here are SHOTS of my favorite way to put in an elastic waist band, because it uses the least steps.  I used a serger, but you could use a zigzag or a stretch stitch.  

This was done on knit fabric, but I have used it on woven cotton type fabrics.  enJOY!


  1. I have never tried this method. I'll give it a go when I next sew a waistband. Hope you don't mind, but I'm pinning for future reference.

    1. I'm honored anytime anyone enJOYs my posts enough to PIN them. I'm trying to think of other methods I use that go against pattern directions that are faster & easier.

    2. It's been repinned 62 times, with 19 likes!!!

    3. Never underestimate what Pinterest can do. I had no idea this was getting hit by looking at my Pinterest boards. Then I looked at my Stats and Wow! Pam, you must have a great PIN following? Thanks so much. Also, I find it amazing that the most simple things get hit the most.

  2. I'm a seam-'stress' as well and this makes waistbands look so easy!! Thanks for linkning up at the Sassy Sunday Blog Hop! Hope we see you again and again!

    Jen @

  3. I love elastic waist skirts for me and cloths for Bunny! Here is my Made with Love link:

  4. Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Round Up.
    Rose @

  5. Love it! So simple!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. Now, that is a great way to do elastic! I don't sew anymore, but I know a good idea when I see one! LOL! I'm a new follower hopping from Katherine's Corner. The Thrifty Blog Frog
    Huge green hugs,
    Pat @ Thrifty Frog Blog.

  7. I love learning something new. Thank you! Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Hugs and happy weekend wishes!

  8. Elastic can be a woman's best friend. :D It is why I love my yoga pants so much. Thanks for sharing your technique on BeColorful this week.

  9. What a great idea!! I am just starting to sew clothes, so I need all the tips and tricks I can get. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  10. Great tutorial for a non-sewer like me! :) Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  11. Hi Joy, I've featured your easy elastic waist bands today...

  12. Saw your link at Pam's and can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

  13. This is CUTE!! Thank you for linking it up at
    Hope to see you again later today with something else fabulous!!


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