Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I was making a skirt for my girlie the other day and realized I only have bits and pieces of the size of elastic I needed for the waistband. After pondering a trip to the fabric store for about two seconds, I got out my Fabri-tac instead.
I cut the ends of both pieces of elastic at right angles. Then I dabbed just a bit of Fabri-tac on the straight edge of one piece, connected it with the next piece and held it for a few seconds to get a bond strong enough to hold it in place for sewing.
Last step, I sewed a strong zig zag bond between the two pieces. Went back and forth a few times. I also had to trim off some bits of rubbery elastic that were sticking out.
Voila. Trip to store avoided. Just thought this might be helpful to others that find themselves out of elastic 1) at 2 a.m., 2) while finishing a gift an hour before a birthday party, or 3) while unshowered and uncombed and don't want inflict themselves on the public. All scenarios that have happened to yours truly.