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Elastics

Elastics

Need some elastics for your haberdashery kit?

Get your elastics online at Spotlight for the lowest prices in Australia. Our online store offers a wide range of elastics from braided elastic to knitted elastic.

We also have additional haberdashery items, so be sure to look at our entire collection and explore the countless possibilities.

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  • Birch Sew It Elastic 3 Pack

    Birch Sew It Elastic 3 Pack

    The Birch Sew It Elastic 3 Pack will become a great additional to your sewing essentials. Ideal to have on hand when you are undertaking your next sewing or dressmaking project.

    Reg: $3.99


  • Birch Woven Swimwear Elastic

    Birch Woven Swimwear Elastic

    The Birch Woven Swimwear Elastic will become a great additional to your sewing essentials. Ideal to have on hand when you are undertaking your next sewing or dressmaking project.

    Reg: $6.99


  • Birch Elastic Flat Hank

    Birch Elastic Flat Hank

    The Birch Elastic Flat Hank will become a great additional to your sewing essentials. Ideal to have on hand when you are undertaking your next sewing or dressmaking project.

    Reg: $6.99


  • Birch Elastic Ribbed Bon

    Birch Elastic Ribbed Bon

    The Birch Elastic Ribbed Bon will become a great additional to your sewing essentials. Ideal to have on hand when you are undertaking your next sewing or dressmaking project.

    Reg: $7.99



  • Simplicity Elastic Cord Trim

    Simplicity Elastic Cord Trim

    The Simplicity Elastic Cord trim in metallic gold adds a shimmering touch to apparel, accessories, home decor and costumes.

    Reg: $4.99


  • Simplicity Metallic Cord

    Simplicity Metallic Cord

    Add a luxurious shine to apparel, crafts, costumes, hand bags and accessories with Simplicity Metallic Cord.

    Reg: $5.99 - $14.99


  • Birch Metallic Cord

    Birch Metallic Cord

    The Birch Metallic Cord will become a great additional to your sewing essentials. Ideal to have on hand when you are undertaking your next sewing or dressmaking project.

    Reg: $3.99


  • Birch Metallic Cord Elastic

    Birch Metallic Cord Elastic

    The Birch Metallic Cord Elastic is suitable for decorative ties, gift wrap, floristry, craft and hobbies.

    Reg: $4.99



  • Birch Braided Elastic

    Birch Braided Elastic

    Seeking for elastic fabric to add into your projects and make a perfect elastic finish? Well, this astonishing Birch Braided Elastic is just for you! Made from magnificently high quality polyester elastane combination material, this elastic piece will become a great additional to your sewing essenti...

    Reg: $4.99 - $8.99


  • Birch Knitted Elastic

    Birch Knitted Elastic

    This magnificent Birch Knitted Elastic is shrink resistant material that is suitable for waistbands, sleeves, necklines and leg bands. Perfect for wash and wear garments and swimwear, this stunning piece is usually inserted in a casing but it can also be stitched directly onto fabric. Made from high...

    Reg: $3.99 - $5.99


  • Birch Elastic Loom

    Birch Elastic Loom

    Sew with confidence and delight using this remarkable Birch Elastic Loom! With colour that well suit your sew projects, come and try it yourself.

    Reg: $8.99


  • Birch Woven Elastic

    Birch Woven Elastic

    Perfect for wash and wear garments and swimwear, the Birch Woven Elastic is ideal for waistbands, sleeves, necklines and leg bands. It is shrink resistant and is usually inserted in a casing but can also be stitched directly to fabric.

    Reg: $5.99 - $6.99



  • Birch Non-Roll Elastic

    Birch Non-Roll Elastic

    The Birch Non-Roll Elastic is ideal for waistbands, sleeves, necklines and leg bands. Usually inserted in a casing, this can also be stitched directly onto fabric.

    Reg: $4.99 - $5.99


  • Birch Ribbed Elastic

    Birch Ribbed Elastic

    The Birch Ribbed Elastic is ideal for waistbands, sleeves, necklines and leg bands. Usually inserted in a casing, this can also be stitched directly onto fabric.

    Reg: $7.99


  • Elastic Ribbed Bon Pack

    Elastic Ribbed Bon Pack

    The Elastic Ribbed Bon Pack is ideal for waistbands, sleeves, necklines and leg bands. Usually inserted in a casing, this can also be stitched directly onto fabric.

    Reg: $7.99


  • Birch Fitted Sheet Elastic

    Birch Fitted Sheet Elastic

    The Birch Fitted Sheet Elastic is shrink resistant and ideal for waistbands, sleeves, necklines and leg bands. This is perfect for wash and wear garments and swimwear. Usually inserted in a casing, this can also be stitched directly onto fabric.

    Reg: $6.99 - $9.99



  • Semco 20m Elastic Shirring

    Semco 20m Elastic Shirring

    Lovely and remarkable, this Semco 20m Elastic Shirring is perfect to create a smoked appearance on your fabric! Exclusively for your sew projects, bring the additional wow factor with this.

    Reg: $3.00


  • Semco Elastic Hanks

    Semco Elastic Hanks

    Get some astounding design and added texture to your sew projects! This Semco Elastic Hanks adds depth and texture to your projects, making it more delectable and comfortable.

    Reg: $3.00


  • Semco 20mm x 3m Woven Elastic

    Semco 20mm x 3m Woven Elastic

    Add some woven goodness to your sew projects. This Semco 20mm X 3m Woven Elastic is remarkable and soft to the touch, making it more desirable and adds more texture to your sew projects!

    Reg: $3.00


  • Semco 20m Elastic Shirring

    Semco 20m Elastic Shirring

    Lovely and remarkable, this Semco 20m Elastic Shirring is perfect to create a smoked appearance on your fabric! Exclusively for your sew projects, bring the additional wow factor with this.

    Reg: $3.00


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Discover the Different Types of Elastic Used in Sewing

Elastic is used in a variety of sewing projects; this includes garments as well as handcrafted bags. If you have been curious about the different types of elastic, be sure to read the useful guide below, which contains all the various types of elastic you may encounter in your sewing projects.

What Is a Braided Elastic?

The braided elastic is the type of elastic most people are familiar with. The elastic is characterised by parallel ribs running across the entire length of the elastic.

When this elastic is stretched it becomes narrower; this could have some disadvantages when the material is overstretched over a longer period. Braided elastic can also lose some of its strength once you pierce it with a sewing needle, so sewing through the elastic is not recommended.

Despite some of its weaker points, braided elastic is a fantastic choice for neckline casings and sleeve hems. Of course, ensure the proper size will greatly help the longevity of the elastic.

What Is a Knit Elastic?

Knit elastic is used in many garments, mainly because this type of elastic feels soft against the skin and is not as bothersome as some other types of elastic. Another benefit of the knit elastic is that the material does not go narrower when it is stretched, which means it adds a certain longevity to all garments it is used in. Crafters can also sew through knit elastic; this because of the premium strength the material has.

Most crafters will use a knit elastic for fabric with a light or medium weight. It can be applied directly on the fabric, but it can also be used as a casing, much like the braided elastic we mentioned earlier.

One of the applications we especially recommend for knit elastic is pyjama bottoms; this because the material can withstand plenty of stretch and feels comfortable against the skin. Therefore, it is the perfect option for nightwear.

What Is a Woven Elastic?

Crafters who are looking for extremely strong elastics should certainly consider the woven elastic. The elastic is characterised by various vertical and horizontal ribs, which run throughout the length of the material.

Woven elastic can be used for a variety of garments and other crafting projects. It is suitable for fabrics of medium and heavy weight; therefore, you can use this elastic for home décor items, bags, outerwear, and most popular garments.

What Is a Fold-Over Elastic?

The function of the fold-over elastic is slightly different than the elastics we mentioned earlier, because this type elastic is used to put accents on clothing; this opposed to elastic that ensures a garment stays in place.

Fold-over elastic is used by crafters to finish edges on stretchy fabrics or garments overall. The elastic provides a certain smoothness, but ensures that the stretch in the garment is maintained.

Most retailers provide fold-over elastics in various designs and colours, so crafters can be quite creative with a fold-over elastic. However, there is one small downside to this material, since it can feel rather uncomfortable when it comes in contact with your skin. Therefore, it is best to keep a fold-over elastic on the outside of fabrics and garments.

What Is Lingerie Elastic?

Since lingerie needs incredible support combined with strength, it needs a special type of elastic; therefore, lingerie elastic is in a class of its own. Lingerie elastic can be knit elastic, but other elastic types can also be used for lingerie.

When looking at a range of lingerie elastic, you will immediately notice a wide range of colours and textures. With so many colours and textures, crafters can easily choose something to fit their lingerie design.

Lingerie elastics can also be used as a decorative element in lingerie and other garments. Aside from the plain lingerie elastic, you will also find lingerie elastic with a scallop or a picot trim.

Please note that certain types of lingerie elastic can have a different material on the reverse side; this ensures that the lingerie elastic feels comfortable against the skin when worn for a longer time. So, if the lingerie elastic is going to come in contact with the skin, be sure to look for lingerie elastic with this special back material.

What Elastic Types Are Available at Spotlight?

Spotlight provides crafters with a full range of elastics; this includes all the different types of elastics we have mentioned earlier. Our elastics come in a plain design, but also in some bolder designs to match your creative garments.

Do you have any questions about the elastics available at Spotlight? Or are you unsure which type of elastic would be best for your crafting project? For more information about our elastics, or to get a recommendation for your sewing project, do not hesitate to contact the Spotlight team today.

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