Attaching elastic to leg hole of swimwear.

Attaching elastic to leg hole of swimwear.

Attaching elastic to leg hole of swimwear.

This method is for attaching braided elastic to the leg hole of swimwear,

I use the three point zigzag, much better for attaching elastic, more stitch points and does not pull in form edges of the zigzag.

First, put a few stitches into just the elastic, and make sure you leave an extra inch behind the presser foot to hold onto the elastic, then with the needle down insert fabric under the elastic and line up with right edge fo elastic.

Using a three point zigzag of 4.5mm and stitch lenght of 1.8mm.  Attach elastic to fabric.

Then flip over and make sure elastic and fabric is tight to the edges, and topstitch over it making sure you catch the elastic.  I use the lightning blot zigzag, you can also use a zigzag to topstitch.

Braided elastic is not my preferred elastic to use for swimwear, but is readily available everywhere.  I prefer rubber elastic, made for swimwear (have to order online).

 

Braided elastic attach to leg hole od swimwear.
Braided elastic attach to leg hole od swimwear.
Topstitched with the lighting bolt zigzag stretch stitch.
Topstitched with the lighting bolt zigzag stretch stitch.
Topstitched with the zigzag stretch stitch.
Topstitched with the zigzag stretch stitch.
inside vied of braided elastic attached to leg hole swimwear
inside view of braided elastic attached to leg hole swimwear

 

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