sewing a rubberband into fabric
I am making a cover-up for something and I need to sew an over-sized rubber band into the top as you would if you were using elastic. Since the rubber band is one continuous piece, how can I accomplish that?
Thinking about doing this is making my hair hurt!!!
I wouldnt try it, lol. Because rubber bands are really one piece of rubber, if you poke holes into it by sewing it, eventually the expanding and contracting of just using it will make it tear and rip. I would go find a bit of craft elastic the same size as you need. Then you can either sew it as a straight line and sew then ends together when your done, or sew the elactic together first and then pin it to whatever your sewing it too and then sew both together Did that make sense? lol
yeah, the rubberband would rip after a couple stretches.
I use metal-free hairbands to secure fabric cuffs.These work well and can be washed
I say use something else, but maybe like glue it? no holes...
If you are making Scrunchies, I'd just hand sew fabric around it. I do, and I use a matching or contrasting thread so it looks really cute. But I'm a hand sewer for almost everything so, yeah. I love scrunchies and instead of buying thin elastic I just use a big bag of rubber bands we have at the house, cause they are stretchier which is awesome and since it's surrounded by fabric it won't snag.
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