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« on: February 13, 2008 12:53:27 PM »

Hi there talented people. Sorry to bother with such a newbie question, I really am new to sewing and i need a few suggestions/advice on fabrics that are good for waistband.. See I'm making recon sleeve pants for my little boy and they are coming along pretty nice but i dont know what type of material (hopefully something i can get from another tshirt, pants...etc) is best for the waistband part... Any tips? Undecided

P.s: The t-shirt i'm using for the pants doesn't actually have any ribbing on it.. so that doesn't help...

all answers much appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008 12:55:26 PM »

Can you just make a casing and put some elastic in?
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008 01:01:57 PM »

Sure, there's definitely enough material for that, but last time i did that it didn't end up so good.. still its tshirt fabric.. like very thin which is great for summer pants (We're in summer here) but i don't know if its very firm.. its kinda really loose knit..
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008 09:19:01 PM »

I'd look for a nice stretchy knit fabric that has good "return"--when you stretch it out it'll snap back to its original size/shape quickly without sagging.   Smiley  Ribbing/ribknit should fit the bill. . .You could salvage the ribbing off the waistband of a sweatshirt perhaps--or if you have a stretchy ribbed shirt or leggings, you could try cutting a waistband from that.  Dancewear/swimsuit knits would probably work too.  (Mind you, I'm just speculating here. . .I've only done one fabric waistband and I just went out and bought some ribknit from JoAnn's to make it.  Wink)


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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2008 09:37:49 PM »

Thankyou.. See the reason i'm asking is because there's no such thing as JoAnnes here in Chile xD ...No SewZannes no nothing where crafty sewing people can buy this kinda things.. I think they only sell in bulk for people who make large quantities, like school uniformes and such. And i've still to find an online shop with convenient shipping rates.. So for now, I'll gladly try out your speculations  Tongue
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