How to sew fold over elastic

Posted by Christina Albeck on

Here is a step by step tutorial explaining how to sew fold over elastic to any neckline.

How to sew FOE elastic Tutorial

The technique gives a nice clean finish and can be applied The Carma Camisole, The Love Yourself Hipsters and The Love Yourself Panty.

The FOE is applied in Two steps.
You will be using a three-point zig zag stitch and a straight triple stretch stitch. You can also just use one of the two, but the tutorial uses both.

Sew the elastic to the body between the points on the front.

How to sew FOE elastic Tutorial

 

Align the groove in the elastic against the cut edge of the top. The elastic should be sewn to the top wrong sides facing. Line up 4" (10 cm) of fabric and elastic a time, and stretch the elastic a little bit as you sew.

How to sew FOR tutorial

 

Fold over the elastic and sew it to the outside with a straight triple stitch (or a three-point zig-zag).

How to sew FOE elastic Tutorial

 

Trim both sides so they line up with the fabric.

How to sew FOE elastic Tutorial

The straps and the rest of the elastic is sewn to the body in one operation.

Using the strap template from the pattern measure one strap and mark the length with a pin.

How to sew FOE elastic Tutorial

 

Fasten the elastic to the front point wrong sides facing. Leave the strap unfastened and start at the marked pinpoint.

How to sew FOE elastic Tutorial

 

Sew all the way to the other point, measure and cut at the end of the other strap.

How to sew FOE elastic Tutorial

 

Starting with the left strap, fold over the elastic wrong sides facing and sew all the way around to the end of the right strap. Use either a three-point zig zag stitch and a straight triple stretch stitch.

How to sew FOE elastic Tutorial

 

Try on the top, and find the correct length of straps for your body type.

 

How to sew FOE elastic Tutorial

Sew the straps to the back according to notches on the pattern.

 

Courtesy of Lone Thomsen / Sewn By Lone

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  • It looks lovely. I like the concept of love yourself sewing!

    Susanna Di Milo on

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