We’ve arrived at day 5 of our Gable sew-a-long! Today is just attaching our waistband, and that’s it!
The video will only show an elastic waistband, but you also have the option for the enclosed waistband in the tutorial.
We often see people ask if you can use JUST fabric for the waistband; if you opt to do this, your fabric needs to be EXCELLENT quality with great recovery, or they simply won’t stay up well. Look for athletic fabrics, supplex, etc. You can also search in our Facebook group for fabric shop recommendations.
Also – I mention this in the video, be careful using waistbands from old boxers/briefs. The elasticity may not be great anymore if the bands have deteriorated or if they are old and worn. I cut up new pairs that I got on clearance because it was super easy for me to find over here!
- be consistent with your seam allowance
- seam allowance is included
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If you have questions about attaching your waistband, you are always welcome to post in our SAL group so we can help you! Be sure to check in each day during the SAL, and look for daily posts to enter our giveaways. We can’t wait to see what you create this week!
DAY 5: WAISTBAND
DAY 6: HEMMING
DAY 7: WINNERS ANNOUNCED
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