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Shirring Elastic

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

Hi,

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 ...it 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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