What kind of stitch do you use on elastic?
You can use a zig-zag stitch or a straight stitch. If you are sewing this elastic waistband on a stretch garment then a zig-zag or twin needle is your best option.
What is the best way to sew elastic together?
What stitch is best for elastic? The best stitch for elastic is a zigzag stitch as it complements the stretch in the material. Sew along the overlapping elastic using this stitch 2 or 3 times to secure and connect the elastic ends.
How do you stop elastic fraying?
Prevent fraying when making bands of elastic by overlapping the edges 1/2 inch and sewing a zigzag stitch over the edge of the elastic. Turn the elastic over and sew the overlapping edge on the other side in the same way.
What is a straight stitch used for?
The straight stitch is the most basic sewing machine stitch. It’s also known as a construction stitch because it is used to fabricate sewn shaped items and is the stitch you will use most often.