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Shirring Elastic

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HouseOfGoldandBones Thu 27-Apr-17 21:39:08


Hoping to pick someone's brain.

I'm about to make a pair of harem pants, and I'll be using shirring elastic to make a waistband.

Does anyone know if I can buy this pre-wound onto a bobbin?

BarchesterFlowers Fri 28-Apr-17 08:31:15

I don't think so but you wind by hand and it only takes a couple of minutes because it is so thick compared to sewing thread.

Gatekeeper Fri 28-Apr-17 08:36:48

I wouldn't rely on just shirring elastic for a waistband - had my trousers pulled down to me ankles by dd when she was little and it was in public as well blush

(and GBSB is pronounced bloody sherring NOT sheering )

fortifiedwithtea Sun 30-Apr-17 19:41:46

Agree with Gatekeeper, I wouldn't trust shirring elastic for a waistband either. And sadly no short cuts you have to wind shirring onto the bobbin by hand. Good news is it doesn't take long.

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