How To Make A Drawstring Waistband

| June 2, 2010

        A drawstring waistband is made in the same way as the “self band” for an elastic waistband.  Make an eyelet either by using a small machine buttonhole or by inserting plastic or metal eyelets (A).  These should be placed 1” on either side of the center front in the middle of the waistband casing. […]

How To Make An Elastic Waistband (Self Band)

| May 12, 2010

There are actually two types of elastic waistbands – a “self” band and a “separate” band.  Today we’re going to cover the steps in making the “self” band type elastic waistband.           The self band elastic waistband can only be made when the garment has not been dart-fitted at the waistline.  Cut the garment with […]

Working With Waistbands And Facings

| April 21, 2010

          There are several ways to finish the waistline of skirts and slacks.  The straight waistband is the most familiar and the most popular, but a stretch waistband  or a simple facing may be used.  The pattern will specify a waistline treatment, but a different finish can often be substituted if desired.           Straight waistbands […]