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Topic: Looking for suggestions on how to fix pajama waistbands  (Read 1219 times)
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« on: May 27, 2011 07:18:04 AM »

I have three girls, so our clothes get handed down a few times.  The problem with cotton knit pajamas is that quite often the waistband starts to develop tiny holes in the fabric along the top edge of the elastic casing.  Otherwise they're fine.  Anyone have a quick fix idea?  I thought about folding some ribbon in half over the top edge, but because of the elastic waist, it needs to have some give.     

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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011 07:32:27 AM »

Depends how the elastic is attached. If it has been just encased in a tube, it's not a huge job to take it out from a small unpicked slit, then put the ribbon round and replace the elastic. If it has been sewn in along the length, it'll be a royal nuisance to do that way.

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2011 05:29:50 PM »

Cut off the whole waist band, where the stitching is where the folded off bit is.

Then make a new waistband and attach it, the same way one makes any pair of pants/shorts with a separate waistband
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2011 02:39:30 PM »

^^ agree with this, i doubt youd be able to just remove and replace the elastic if there are holes in the actual fabric, if you use knit material and cut it smaller than the childs waist, you wont even need the elastic, just make it like a yoga waistband x

« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011 08:32:52 AM »

This happens to DH's boxers, too.  You can cut it off and attach a new waistband in the same style. 

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