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Measuring waist length elastic- tips anyone??

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    cybele727 @cybele727

    HI All,

    I searched the forums and couldn’t find anything easily.

    How do you measure waist elastic. I have read some directions that say measure waist and add 2. Then overlap the 2 extra inches to sew securely.

    I have read other directions that say, measure waist cut that measurement, and over lap by an inch or two to sew securely.

    I am finding that the former is too loose (and I have had to cut and resew which becomes bulky and messy) and the latter I have yet to try.

    I was just wondering if anyone has any great tips. Assume medium elasticity and 1/2″ or 3/4″ elastic, as that is the main waist band width! 🙂

    Jane @jesims

    I use the waist measurement subtracted by 1 and then over lap the elastic by an inch. This seems to work well for us.



    cybele727 @cybele727

    Thanks. 🙂

    cybele727 @cybele727

    So, I did as you suggested and still too big. But then I realized I measure around the waist but she wears under her chubby Buddha belly which is a good 3 inches smaller!

    Problem solved!!! 🙂

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