Garment Basics: Sew an Elastic Waistband That Will Never Twist

Cute elastic-waist skirts are one of my go-to summer wardrobe staples; I love both the comfort and the effortless style, especially in hot weather. You too? With skirt sewing season fast approaching, it’s a great time to learn how to sew an elastic waistband that won’t twist when worn or washed!

Garment Basics: Sew an Elastic Waistband That Will Never Twist

Ideal for skirts, shorts, lounge pants, and more, this helpful no-twist elastic waistband tutorial that Christine Haynes shared on Craftsy is a method that you’ll definitely want to have in your craft skill toolbox. Because, nobody likes a lumpy, uncomfortably twisted waistband!

I use a similar attach-and-fold sewing technique when adding bias binding to collars and hems and when binding quilts, so I can’t believe it never occurred to me to try it with elastic. Such a smart, sanity-saving idea!

Haley Pierson-Cox

Haley Pierson-Cox

Brooklyn-based DIY from a Gal in Granny Glasses
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