Advice 1: How to sew a wide elastic band

Wide elastics are usually used when sewing belts, skirts, shorts, boxers and other articles from the upper hem with drawstring. When implemented carefully, the clothes turns out to be convenient and practical. A thin rubber band wear is reduced, and the thing to have regular repair. Feature wide the ribbon is that it is firmly sewn into the hem of the top.
How to sew a wide elastic band
You will need
  • - wide elastic;
  • - sewing machine;
  • - pins;
  • needle;
  • - Mel (the remnant);
  • thread;
  • - iron.
Try to sew boxer shorts or a skirt from two panels (top and rear) on a wide elastic band. When building patterns provide a one-piece belt. Leave it to the hem in two widths of braid with an allowance of 1.5 cm.
Treat all joints of the main products, in addition to hems for future belt-kuliske. Make the necessary calculations: grasp elastic in the waist and add about 2 cm on joints.
Sew the ends of the broad bands, leaving a small allowance. The edge of the slices manually process the overlock seam. Lay allowances on the wrong side of the stitched braid and attach them to the top and bottom edges, a few small hand stitches.
Divide the upper hem of the garment for six to eight (depending on waist size and length of an elastic braid) equal sections. Mark the boundaries of segments tailor's chalk or a remnant. Do the same on the gum.
Run along the top, raw cut hem product about a centimeter tall and zautyuzhte it on the wrong side. Then align the marks on the elastic band and the hem of the belt.
Secure wide elastic band on the cloth on wrong side of work with safety pins. The braid should lie the upper edge exactly lined rolled edges of the fabric.
Now you need to pristroit wide elastic belt with four special elastic lines or (for stronger hold) three-piece lines "stretch".
While working on the sewing machine it is necessary to stretch the working portion of the braid, to the finished belt-kuliske came out of the same small build.
First, lay the engine line at the bottom of a wide elastic band, then remove the pins and turn the braid inside is sewn together with the cloth. The following line is routed close (about 2-2,5 mm) to the inner slice of the working fabric. The remaining stitches will be parallel to the top and bottom lines.
When calculating the required length of wide elastic bands keep in mind the individual requirements. Belt be good to keep the product on the waist, but not be too tight. To adjust the length of pricechannel the ribbon later will be difficult, especially if you have used strong line of "stretch".
Useful advice
For primaqiune wide elastic tape to the top edge of the product, you can use a narrow zigzag stitch.

Advice 2: How to weave rubber band case for smartphone

Case for smartphone is not only protect the phone from external damage, but also the accessory that emphasizes the individuality of the owner. Cover woven from rubber bands loom bands is the best way to Express yourself.

For weaving a multi-colored cover with a picture diagonally need a machine for weaving from loom bands Rainbow loom, more than 200 PCs colored rubber bands and a well-lit workplace.

Take the machine out of the 12 pairs of columns and expand it to itself so that the hollows on the bars on the right looked forward, to the left of you.

For the first row take the 11 bands of the same color. Each elastic roll twice. Wear a rubber band on the machine in the form of eight diagonally from the first left column on the second right, etc.


Repeat a number of the opposite: from the first right column on the second left, etc. Should get a line crosswise. Pull the bands down to have a place for the other rows.

Take 12 rubber bands 2 of the same color. Wear them vertically on the left of the line in the usual way, to avoid twisting, combining two columns and alternating colors: six rubber bands of different colors, then six bands in the same color sequence. Latest elastic band worn horizontally, uniting the right and left columns.


The next row in the same colour scheme is repeated on the right lines. The last gum also incorporates the right column with the left.

Hook, remove the bottom band from each column to form a knot. Again, do the color number for the left line in the same sequence, skipping the first color (the image was obliquely). And so the circle. Remove the hook of the lower gum.

The following color wheel start with the third color, etc. After each mileage range remove the bottom elastic hook. The number of rows depends on the size of the phone, on average you will need about 33 rows.

Following the last round and removing all the lower bands, go back to the first left column. Place your hook in the bottom layer of the two rubber bands from the first left column and put it on the second left, the second to the third column, etc. From the last column of the gum are removed on the right side, and the braiding of the loops continues until the last right column.

In the last right column is necessary to make the fastening loop. Take the elastic and thread it through the bottom hook the elastic on the pole, tying it to the node. Carefully remove the remaining gum from the machine. Case ready.


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