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kanhakanha
« on: July 31, 2006 03:49:48 PM »

does anyone know where i can buy clear elastic. the kind that go around the band of pantyhoses (they look like they're glued almost.) which make it stick to your skin and not slide down.
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2006 03:52:14 PM »

This is something that is used to line the edges of bikini tops, etc to help keep fabric in place.  You can buy lengths of it in the notions department of your local fabric store where the other ribbons and elastics are.  I recently bought some to sew onto a garter I crocheted (used fabric paint instead).
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2006 05:24:24 PM »

I've looked before at the Joanne's here and they didnt' have it, also checked Walmart, and that was a no go. However because you mentioned it was used in swimwear i googled "swimwear elastics" and found the clear kinds that i was looking for. http://www.fulflex.com/elastic-forms/tape/default.html  too bad it's outrageously $$$. just gotta find me a cheaper site.

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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2006 06:33:26 PM »

Definitely a ripoff if it is $$$ - I paid definitely less than a $1 cdn per yard.  What are you using it for - perhaps we can brainstorm an alternative?
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2006 08:03:32 PM »

well i was going to knit some lace stockings and use the clear elastics to hold them up at the top. oh, and also in a bra as part of the back strap. aside from that i just thought they were cool to have.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2006 02:40:35 AM »

well i was going to knit some lace stockings and use the clear elastics to hold them up at the top. oh, and also in a bra as part of the back strap. aside from that i just thought they were cool to have.

Perhaps the stuff you saw was thicker than the stuff I bought.  For the bra, it sounds like you would need thicker stuff.  For the lace stockings, the thin stuff should suffice.  Like I said, I used some fabric paint in a thin layer to provide a  bit of grip on the leg, for the garter I made.  Perhaps give that a try on something, like an old nylon stocking to see if that would work for you?  Otherwise, another alternative would be to take the tops of stockings, cut them off, hem the edge somehow, and sew them into the top of your knitted stockings.
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2006 04:23:42 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try them out.
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