How to Insert Cord/Elastic

Your pants are too loose so you want to add an elastic band; you’re making a hoodie and want a drawstring around the hood. To do these things, you need to know how to insert elastic or a cord into a fabric casing.

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1. The difficult part about inserting a cord/elastic is that it’s too floppy so you can’t push it through the casing. To solve this problem, attach a bobby pin to the end of the cord/elastic.

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2. Poke the bobby pin into the casing

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3. Gently push the bobby pin through the casing, feeling it with your fingers and guiding it along.

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4. Pull the bobby pin out the other side of the casing. Do not unclip the bobby pin until you are sure the cord/elastic is securely out of the casing and will not slip back in. Otherwise, you’ll have to pull it out and start over đŸ˜¦

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The bobby pin trick is quick and easy, and now my hoodie has a drawstring encased!

 

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