Elastics

Add some elastic to your haberdashery supplies with our extensive range of elastics at Spotlight. These craft box essentials are available in a wide range of widths and styles, with both pre-backs and rolls to choose from. With such a wide choice available, plus bargains galore across the range, Spotlight is your one-stop shop for all your sewing supplies.

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Can I purchase elastics from Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Our fabulous range of elastics includes several craft box essentials, with tons of different types for a multitude of purposes. Using elastic in your sewing project will help to ensure that everything stays in place - it will provide stretch and can make the garment more comfortable to wear. Whether you are working on a dressmaking project or a millinery one, our elastics are ideal for gathering fabrics to create that desired effect, adding stretch and structure to your finished piece.

How do I purchase elastics from Spotlight?

To purchase Spotlight's selection of elastics, shop online and follow the instructions right through to check out. We accept all major payment methods, including Visa, MasterCard and PayPal and we will deliver right to your door. You can also discover our entire range in one of our nationwide stores, where our team will be more than to help you in any way that they can.

What are the most popular types of elastics used in sewing?

Elastics are most often used to create waistbands in your clothing project. However, you can also use them to create a snug fit, to add cuffs, or anything else really. If you are not quite sure which of our elastic products would be right for your project, check out our handy guide below of the most popular types that we have available.

Braided: braid elastic is relatively lightweight, and it is one of the most popular types of elastic that we have available due to its longevity.

Sports Elastic: If you are sports shorts, kit or any other activewear apparel, it is vital that you choose sports elastic as this have been designed specifically for this purpose,

Knit Elastics: Knit elastic is the perfect choice if you are looking for something that is soft and comfortable,

Woven: Woven elastic is the right choice if you are working with a mid or heavy weight fabric, as it has increased durability due to its distinctive rib design.

Fold over: The purpose of fold over elastic is to add those all-important accents and finishing touches to your design. It is available in an assortment of colours and design, and the fabric is folded over it to provide professional edges.

Lingerie: Lingerie elastic is heat resistant, meaning that it will not shrink, and it can either be inserted into a pocket on the fabric or sewn directly in.

Do you have any tips for working with elastics?

Elastic is usually sewn either directly onto the fabric or in a casing, and the method that you pick will depend on the overall finish that you are hoping to achieve. If you are working from a pattern, the guide should inform you how much elastic you will require for your project. In most cases, the piece of elastic is cut too approximately 3 inches smaller than the size of the waist. Before you cut your elastic to the desired length, stretch it several times. This will help to prevent the elastic from becoming loose. We recommend using a ballpoint needle, and whether stretch stitch or a zig-zag stitch to secure it into place. Always remember that practice makes perfect, take your time and opt for a pattern or project that is suitable for your level of expertise.

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