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Waistband elastic with holes!

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PigeonPie Mon 28-Apr-14 18:46:22

Help please!

Does anyone know where I can get 2cm wide waistband elastic for boys' trousers? It's the stuff which has the holes in so that you can make the waistband smaller with a button.

The elastic in DS1's very 'favouritist' trousers has gone and I need to repair them, but I don't know what I'm looking for and googling '2cm waistband elastic' hasn't brought anything up.

Thanks in advance.

stealthsquiggle Mon 28-Apr-14 18:48:19

Lucky guess, but I googled and was right - it's called "buttonhole elastic"

PigeonPie Mon 28-Apr-14 18:49:39

Thanks stealth - you're a superstar!

ClubName Mon 28-Apr-14 18:50:16

I have been know to pinch a bit from an old pair for this very purpose

PigeonPie Mon 28-Apr-14 18:53:18

I would have done that, but as luck would have it, I have just given away all DS2's old trousers! Typical!

Anyway, I'll see if our sewing shop has got some in the morning.

MuddlePuddle Mon 28-Apr-14 19:45:49

I have bought it in the past from John Lewis, if that is any help.

Your sewing shop should have it.

LackaDAISYcal Mon 28-Apr-14 19:47:19

lots on ebay in different colours or try local haberdashers.

It's called buttonhole elastic.

dawntigga Mon 28-Apr-14 19:48:13

Aberkan has some, I noticed it last time I was there.


PigeonPie Fri 02-May-14 20:42:15

Thank you folks - I found some in our lovely Wool Shop and bought a whole two metres at 80p a metre (last of the big spenders me!).

whatdoesittake48 Mon 05-May-14 08:22:56

I searched high and lo for this a while back - it isn't easy to i know what they call it - many thanks!

PigeonPie Mon 05-May-14 22:37:21

Whatdoes - glad my thread has helped you too!

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