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Elastic

 

Elastic

Elastics, because there are many different uses for elastic, we have many varieties  in a several different sizes including:

  • Braided
  • Hat 
  • Shirring 
  • Ribbed 
  • Swimwear 
  • Non roll or Woven
  • Knitted and more.

Online our packs sell as prepacked with usually around 5 metres per pack.

This does vary because of diffent widths and depends on type.

In store we also carry “by the metre” elastic. You are welcome to order this over the phone

 

What are the differences in Elastics

Braided Elastic

  • Has parallel ribs that run the length of the elastic.
  • Becomes more narrow as it stretches.
  • Has parallel ribs that run the length of the elastic.
  • This type of elastic becomes more narrow as it stretches
  • It loses stretch when it is sewn or pierced with needles and pins.
  • For these reasons, braided elastic is ideal for using in casings, such as waistlines, sleeve hems and necklines.

Knit elastic

  • Is smooth in appearance.
  • Does not become more narrow as it stretches.
  • Has a smooth appearance and is soft against the skin.
  • Does not become more narrow as it stretches and does not lose resiliency when sewn.
  • Can be used for many purposes and is best for lightweight and medium-weight fabrics.

Woven Elastic

  • ISs easily identified by its horizontal and vertical ribs.
  • Does not become more narrow as it stretches.
  • Woven elastic—or “no roll”—is the strongest garment elastic. This elastic is easily identified by its horizontal and vertical ribs. This variety of elastic does not become more narrow as it stretches and does not lose resiliency when sewn.
  • Is ideal for projects that use heavyweight fabrics, such as outerwear.

Specialty Elastic

  • This category of elastic includes all of the fancy elastics that are used for specific applications. Many of the elastics included in this category are derivative of braided, knit, or woven elastic.

Clear Elastic

  • Use clear elastic to create gathers in knit garments.
  • Is a transparent and lightweight type of elastic.
  • Can be stretchy, but beware, cheaper varieties of this elastic can easily break or be too firm. This variety of elastic becomes more narrow as it stretches but does not lose resiliency when sewn.
  • Is ideal for stabilizing and gathering lightweight and medium-weight knits.

Hat Elastic

  • Hat Elastic is the perfect solution to keep hats on heads!
  • Attach this elastic to school and sun hats to hold them firm
  • Use for bridal wear, garters and for strengthening cuffs and welts in knitwear, or for gathering soft fabrics on the sleeve or waist.

Shirring Elastic

  • Shirring is sewing with elastic thread in the bobbin of your sewing machine to create a “smocked” appearance on your fabric
  • The elastic thread evenly gathers the fabric between stitches, creating texture and elasticity.
  • Although you can add shirring to any part of a garment, it’s most commonly used to create shaping at the neckline, bust, or waist.
  • Swim Elastic
  • Create swimwear that can withstand salt and chlorinated water with swim elastic.
  • Like its close cousin, braided elastic, swim elastic becomes more narrow as it stretches.
  • Swim elastic is a variety of braided elastic that can withstand salt and chlorinated water.
  • The quality that differentiates swim elastic from regular braided elastic is its fiber content.
  • Swim elastic is typically made of a combination of cotton and rubber.
  • Like braided elastic, swim elastic becomes more narrow as it stretches and loses stretch when it is sewn or pierced with needles and pins.

Lingerie Elastic

  • Lingerie elastic is a category of specialty elastic used specifically for lingerie.
  • Most lingerie elastics are knit elastic and do not become more narrow as they stretch and do not lose resiliency when sewn.
  • Lingerie elastic comes in a variety of width, colors, and finishes.
  • Many lingerie elastics also have a plush back, making them more comfortable to wear directly against the skin.

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