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One of my latest sewing obsessions is foldover elastic.  I  love, love, LOVE this stuff!!

I love that it’s quick and easy to apply – just fold it over the edge of your fabric and zig zag it in place.

And I love that you can get it in so many fun colors!!  You can find colors that blend with your fabrics, or go for contrasting colors that really POP.

I get my foldover elastic from Hobovian on Etsy.  She has fabulous selection – a whole rainbow of colors! – and very reasonable prices.  The pictures in this post show just a fraction of the colors that are available in her shop.  And because it can be hard to see true color on a computer screen, email her at Hobovian@ebay or Hobovian@etsy and she’ll send you free samples.

I used her elastic to bind the edges of the shirt in my Peek-a-Boo Shoulder Shirt tutorial.  I’ve used it to make my own panties, as well as panties for my daughter’s American Girl doll.  I have also seen foldover elastic used to make really cute hair accessories, or stretchy straps for a cami.  Ohhh, the possibilities!!!

Hobovian has very generously offered to give away a 25-yard pack of foldover elastic (5 colors of her choice, 5 yards each) to 10 Craft Gossip readers.  You read that right, there are 10 25-yard foldover elastic packs up for grabs in this giveaway!  Just think of all the projects you can make with 25 yards of foldover elastic!  Squeeeal!!

To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me what kinds of projects you want to try with foldover elastic.  Would you use it on shirts?  Skirts?  Panties?  Hair accessories? Something entirely different?  Let me know, and you’re entered.

I’ll use random.org to select 10 comments at random as winners.  Deadline for entry is March 16, 2011.

[photos from Hobovian]

By Anne Weaver

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  1. Tutorial: The Peek-a-Boo Shoulder Shirt, plus a surprise · Sewing | CraftGossip.com on March 9, 2011 10:56 am

    [...] said yesterday that I had a little suprise up my sleeve?  Well, Hobovian has generously offered to give away a 5-piece sampler pack of her fabulous elastic to 10 lucky Craft Gossip readers.  Each pack will include 5 5-yard lengths of foldover, for a [...]

  2. Ashley W on March 9, 2011 11:03 am

    I would use it as infant headbands and also on skirts. I love the selection that Hobovian carries!

  3. Tiffany on March 9, 2011 11:05 am

    Yahoo, I hope that I win a packet so I could use them to make a few headbands and for some diapers that I have been meaning to fix.

  4. Rachel Horne on March 9, 2011 11:11 am

    I love all the bright colors of this elastic! This would be cute on little girl shirts. Then I could make matching headbands! So fun!

  5. Sara on March 9, 2011 11:11 am

    Wow, this stuff is amazing. I was thinking of using it for tank tops / camis for myself. Love the giveaway!

  6. Greta on March 9, 2011 11:17 am

    Oh wow…love the pricing and amounts she sells! Those are some great deals. As for what I would use it for? So many options. I would start with some panties for myself and my girls. Then maybe some tank tops and skirts for the girls..maybe me too..lol. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  7. Cynthia on March 9, 2011 11:18 am

    That looks like cool stuff! I live in the middle of nowhere, and have never even heard if this stuff! I can imagine 101 projects just from the description!

  8. Mel pi on March 9, 2011 11:24 am

    i bought some recently to try to make some undie-like night time trainers for my son. That has yet to happen. But, I have, instead, used it to make gathered neckline tunics for my daughter and niece.

  9. Pamela Wall on March 9, 2011 11:30 am

    I must admit I haven’t seen this in our local fabric stores. I want it! I sew for my grandson and my grandnieces so I can imagine edging for lots of knit items I make for them. Softer than a serged ribbed edging! I would guess that it would be easier to apply than other bindings for edge application. Perhaps….some pretty lingerie for me!!!

  10. Jen on March 9, 2011 11:32 am

    Summer dresses for my little girl!

  11. amy in ne on March 9, 2011 11:32 am

    Camis and panties!
    I have used it on diaper covers in the past too!
    This is GREAT stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Syd on March 9, 2011 11:32 am

    It would be fun to use in headbands for my granddaughters. I think I would like to try it in my bags I make. How fun it comes in so many colors. Thanks!!

  13. Brandy on March 9, 2011 11:33 am

    I’ve never seen this before, but I am intrigued! I make dresses and tops for my 2 little girls, so I would experiment with incorporating it there. Then I would make matching hair accessories. Cuz apparently you can do that too. (I just want to get a look at this stuff!)

  14. Cortney on March 9, 2011 11:33 am

    I’ve been thinking up some fun new summer skirts, this elastic could make those projects extra-simple!

  15. Shelly on March 9, 2011 11:37 am

    I’d love to make a few headbands for my daughter, then make a ton of skirts for her and I. Plus, I think FOE would be great for finishing the sleeves of peasant shirts – I sew those a lot!

  16. Pamela Wall on March 9, 2011 11:38 am

    Thank you for the reference. Nice shop! Another thought…edging for fleece!

  17. Sarah on March 9, 2011 11:41 am

    Awesome! I have some elastic waistband skirts in queue that this would be perfect for!!!

  18. Heathery on March 9, 2011 11:48 am

    I had never thought of trying to make panties, but when you mentioned it, it got me thinking, lol! Now I kind of want to!

  19. Beth on March 9, 2011 11:53 am

    So cool! I would use for skirts or headbands!

  20. Nina on March 9, 2011 11:56 am

    I would use this to make cloth diapers for my two kiddos and then I would use some to make that awesome shirt!

  21. Amber F. on March 9, 2011 11:56 am

    I think I’d have to give making panties a try if I were lucky enough to win! Thanks for the chance :)

  22. Rose on March 9, 2011 12:03 pm

    I prefer to wear skirts as much as possible, so this would be a boon to win. Also, I have four daughters – I would make skirts for them, as well.

  23. Mandy on March 9, 2011 12:05 pm

    skirts for sure, but I’m sure I’d find lots of other uses for it…

  24. Laura on March 9, 2011 12:05 pm

    I’d love to make baby stuff for some preggo friends and family members. Thanks!

  25. Megan on March 9, 2011 12:06 pm

    I would make *everything*! Chonies, skirts, headbands, some sort of crazy headgear for my dog…who knows!

  26. Sarah on March 9, 2011 12:10 pm

    I would make skirts for my daughters.

  27. Heather Muncie on March 9, 2011 12:13 pm

    I would use it to make some headbands for baby’s and little girls.

  28. Kirsty@Bonjour on March 9, 2011 12:18 pm

    I would use it to make some maternity tunics/smocks for spring. Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. Melissa on March 9, 2011 12:20 pm

    I would love to make headbands for my daughter and skirts for her and me!

  30. Michelle on March 9, 2011 12:23 pm

    I would make some skirts for my twin girls, and probably some cute headbands for their bald little noggins!

  31. Shelley on March 9, 2011 12:24 pm

    Oh how fun! I make lots of purses, and I would use this product to make elasticized pockets for my purses and totes.

  32. Paula on March 9, 2011 12:33 pm

    I have a friend who has been telling me about fold over elastic. I would love to try it with some skirts. :-)

  33. Misty on March 9, 2011 12:36 pm

    OMG, the things I could do with this are endless!! First I would make a gathered skirt for me, then maybe some baby gifts, and then some purses for christmas gifts.

  34. Lybbye on March 9, 2011 12:42 pm

    Love the peek-a-boo shirt idea – I want to try it! I would also like to try and make my own undies. My 5 year old daughter wants clothing for her dolls and from what I see about the fold over elastic it would be great for that.

  35. Brooke on March 9, 2011 12:42 pm

    I am working on a summer wardrobe for my daughter… I would use it for shorts and skirts for her :)

  36. Mary Pat on March 9, 2011 12:50 pm

    Never used this before but it looks like it would be a lot of fun to play with. I have a giant stack of Chez Ami fabric begging to be turned into a summer wardrobe for my boy and girl — I’m sure I could use the elastic for all sorts of edge finishes. Would it work on swimwear?

  37. Kristie on March 9, 2011 12:50 pm

    I would love to try foldover elastic. I’ve never used it, but I’d start with skirts, pants and pockets. Thanks!

  38. katherine on March 9, 2011 12:59 pm

    this would be grat for diapers- love it!

  39. Cindy on March 9, 2011 1:07 pm

    I would love to try it on t shirts for my girls

  40. Kate on March 9, 2011 1:11 pm

    Loving the colours! I’d use it to brighten up some plain t’shirts I’m making for the kids! And I’d love to try to edge some baby shoes with it!

  41. Shannon on March 9, 2011 1:13 pm

    I would most likely use the fold over elastic for hair accessories, but until you mentioned it in this post, I hadn’t thought of making panties. That seems like a great idea!

  42. Kathryn on March 9, 2011 1:14 pm

    I can just imagine the skirts I’d make for my baby girl using the foldover elastic – I am going to have to buy some if I don’t win it!

  43. Cathy on March 9, 2011 1:45 pm

    I would love to try them on “cot sheets” I own a daycare and I make cot sheets for the cots that the children have quiet time on.

  44. chicnjoy on March 9, 2011 1:45 pm

    I would love tro try those for panties! I might be crazy but I was thinking to make one of those mini dress made out of crossed elastics!

  45. Kayla on March 9, 2011 1:54 pm

    I would use it for headbands!

  46. Erin on March 9, 2011 1:58 pm

    I have never used fold over elastic before and I am interested in trying it. I think my first project would be the peek-a-boo shoulder shirt and then look for additional project to try.

  47. Colleen on March 9, 2011 2:05 pm

    I have never used this but I for sure would love to on some shirts and hair bands!

  48. Pat Drown on March 9, 2011 2:05 pm

    I don’t get to a fabric store very often most of them are a good hour away. I can think of a ton of things that I would love to try this on! I sew a lot for myself and my kids and grand kids and even my sister’s grand daughters in Florida!! So winning this would be so very nice!! Thanks for the chance!!

  49. Chris on March 9, 2011 2:06 pm

    I think I would love to try some on the aprons I love to make. thanks!

  50. Grandma G on March 9, 2011 2:09 pm

    I’m currently making doll clothes, and I’ll bet it’d work great for them, too! What a great selection in that shop! It’s going immediately into my ‘Etsy favorites’ bookmarks.

  51. Shannon Margaret on March 9, 2011 2:15 pm

    I AM LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVING my FOE……I use it on alot of items, Bibs, with my PUL, Underwear I make for my kids….its a great product that can be used all over the place!

    Thanks,

    Shannon Margaret

  52. Amy in TX on March 9, 2011 2:18 pm

    I would use it sewing for my daughters, I’d really like to make their undies and the colored FOE would be perfect for that. I love the idea of using it for doll clothes, a great use for scraps! Thanks for sponsoring such a cool giveaway!

  53. Jen on March 9, 2011 2:19 pm

    I’m anxious to try this out.

  54. Lisa K on March 9, 2011 2:22 pm

    I would definitely use it for the necklines/arm holes of little girls’ dresses– and hairbands to match!

  55. Lynne on March 9, 2011 2:34 pm

    Nappies and skirts. I saved a cute skirt tutorial just the other day that suggested FOE for the waist band. It is awesome for binding nappies (diapers).

  56. RaDonna Murner on March 9, 2011 2:38 pm

    So pretty! Would be wonderful for making hairbands. I would also use it for the tops of the soda bottle covers I make.

  57. LizLaP on March 9, 2011 2:40 pm

    Awesome. Thanks for the giveaway. I’m sure I’ll find something awesome to do with it.

  58. Cecillia on March 9, 2011 2:44 pm

    I would use them on everything humanly possible!

  59. Julie K on March 9, 2011 2:48 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make my own panties and this would be just the motivation to pull that project off the to-do list!

  60. susan@tickledpaisley on March 9, 2011 3:02 pm

    Very fun! I haven’t seen this stuff before! Would love to try it out on some projects!

  61. Jaime N on March 9, 2011 3:04 pm

    It’d make making underwear, prettier and easier. That and some cloth diapers for my nephew.

  62. Em on March 9, 2011 3:09 pm

    I’d use it on summer clothes for my baby girl!

  63. Karis on March 9, 2011 3:15 pm

    I would love this for making headbands!

  64. Jenny l on March 9, 2011 3:21 pm

    I love FOE!!! I just started making my kiddos underwear with old tee shirts and this would be the perfect thing to finish off the edges for my little girls. I also think I would use it for some headbands! How fun! Thank you!

  65. Suzanne on March 9, 2011 3:27 pm

    Skirts, skirts and more skirts! I haven’t tried FOE yet and would love to.

  66. Annie on March 9, 2011 3:41 pm

    I would use it to make hair accessories!

  67. Deborah on March 9, 2011 4:13 pm

    I’d use it on skirts, maybe tops and I’d love to try it out on panties!

  68. Liz on March 9, 2011 5:10 pm

    I think I would use it for skirts and camis!

  69. Nancy on March 9, 2011 5:12 pm

    I like using it on panties and camis. What a great idea to use it on skirts!

  70. Eve on March 9, 2011 5:31 pm

    I have never used fold over elastic, but I do use elastic in skirts! I think I would use it in skirts and maybe headbands.

  71. BJ Christopher on March 9, 2011 5:36 pm

    Can’t wait to use it on shorts and hairbands.

  72. sue snowden on March 9, 2011 5:47 pm

    Hi, this looks like such a great product !! Been wanting to use for necklines in tops and for homemade panties.

  73. Tessa on March 9, 2011 5:51 pm

    swimsuits! :)

  74. Charmia on March 9, 2011 5:52 pm

    I can’t wait to try it on headbands and little girl outfits… My granddaughter is only 17 months and has a headband for every outfit I have made..

  75. Tanya on March 9, 2011 6:09 pm

    I’ve seen this used for headbands and would love to try it, I have a little girl who is headband crazy!

  76. Lisa Spencer on March 9, 2011 6:33 pm

    I have been dying to try tome t-shirt underthings, but my local fabric store doesnt care FOE! Yikes!

  77. Christina on March 9, 2011 6:40 pm

    I would use it for little girl headbands and maybe a shirt for my little guy too. Maybe a Cami for me

  78. Angela on March 9, 2011 6:45 pm

    I love the colors and I love learning about new ideas for sewing! I think I would start with your top pattern. Maybe one for me and one for my daughter!

  79. Barb on March 9, 2011 7:25 pm

    purse straps or bags for the redhat group I’m in,
    since I’m new and not sure of all the possiblities as I’ve not seen this before my brain is not working right now.. so would love to win some where I could see it and have fun coming up with ideas on what I could use it for and what I could make.

  80. steph carroll on March 9, 2011 7:39 pm

    I’ve never heard of this stuff before, but i’m already thinking of so many projects it would be useful for. Thanks for sharing!!

  81. Meg on March 9, 2011 7:53 pm

    wow- I would love to try this stuff – it looks awesome!!

  82. serena on March 9, 2011 8:08 pm

    headbands! and i’d love to try to make panties w/ it!

  83. Kataryna on March 9, 2011 8:22 pm

    endless possibilities! swimsuits, shirts, skirts, oh my!

  84. Jennie on March 9, 2011 8:30 pm

    I would use it to make headbands, shirts, pants, aprons, all kinds of neat stuff with it =)

  85. Mama Lusco on March 9, 2011 8:34 pm

    I’d love to try this on waistbands!

  86. Sylvia on March 9, 2011 8:35 pm

    Skirts and sweatpants!

  87. Hennahands on March 9, 2011 8:51 pm

    I would totally use it for skirts and tops. I can make lots of strappy tops for my little girl. I love the colors they have.

  88. S Porter on March 9, 2011 9:17 pm

    I love this stuff. I have used it on cloth diaper covers for my baby girl. I would use this give away to make my sister’s youngest some potty training pants.

  89. royce on March 9, 2011 9:48 pm

    i have a lovely daughter and i keep making things for her …
    i would definitely utilize this for her skirts .

  90. Nichia on March 9, 2011 10:03 pm

    seams on clothes, panties, purses, skirts…what wouldn’t I use it on??

  91. Kelly on March 9, 2011 10:37 pm

    I would love to try it on shirts

  92. Charlene on March 9, 2011 10:40 pm

    Oh! I would love to try hairbands – my daughter has curly, curly hair, and I hear foldover elastic makes the BEST hairbands – soft, yet holds well.

    And, doll panties, and, sewing shirts for my daugher, and….and…and…

    :)

    Thanks to both you and Hobovian for a great giveaway!

  93. Debbie Painter on March 9, 2011 11:13 pm

    I never saw this item before, it brings many ideas to me! I would definitely make head bands & elasticized pockets on purses, to name a few! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  94. Jessica on March 9, 2011 11:31 pm

    I would love to try this on a peasant shirt!

  95. Carrie Millat on March 10, 2011 12:23 am

    Oh, wow! skirts, t-shirts, bloomers, headbands… oh what I could do!

  96. Sonja on March 10, 2011 2:14 am

    I would love to win this and make some tank tops for me and the girls, also I would use it on their t-shirts as well as panties. We only get black and white here…would love to get some colors.

  97. Sarah on March 10, 2011 3:30 am

    Yes please! I have a newborn on the way and a two year old. This screams the need for some of this!

  98. Debbie on March 10, 2011 4:10 am

    I’d use it to make headbands and on a skirt I want to sew for summer.
    Thanks!

  99. Karen Norris on March 10, 2011 4:40 am

    i would love to try these out

  100. Elena @ Breakfast for Dinner on March 10, 2011 5:17 am

    I think it would be fun to use on pockets of handbags. Something different.

  101. sarah on March 10, 2011 5:24 am

    I have been wanting to try foe forever now! I would like to make interchangeable headbands and would love to try making underwear for my daughter!

  102. Lisa Garrett on March 10, 2011 5:36 am

    I would use it to make summer skirts!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  103. Ellen Ban on March 10, 2011 5:43 am

    Would love to try some FOE on shirts. Thanks for a chance to win some!

  104. Julie Barkley on March 10, 2011 5:54 am

    I am in, my head, making a list of all the stuff to use this for! I didn’t know about this type of elastic! First items on the agenda, baby stuff for my sister’s first baby due July 27Th!!
    Thanks so much for this generous giveaway!

  105. Becky Fisher on March 10, 2011 6:18 am

    My only grandchild is 15 months old and my head is spinning with all the cute things to use this on! Perfect for little bloomers for her under the dresses she can now wear as shirts. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  106. Belinda on March 10, 2011 6:28 am

    Skirts & more skirts! Cami’s and likely a whole host of to be thought of projects :) Great give away! Thanks!

  107. Jaan on March 10, 2011 6:30 am

    Bling it headbands for my baby grandneice. And why not have her own little shirt as you have shown. Is there really any end to using this foldover elastic?

  108. Astreia on March 10, 2011 6:40 am

    Wow! I’ve never used it, but I have a little one that is about to potty training so the thought of making undies is very appealing!!

    Skirts are a crowd favorite with my house

  109. Julie Morin on March 10, 2011 6:43 am

    I would use it on polar fleece projects for binding the edges.

  110. Paula on March 10, 2011 6:50 am

    I have never used foldover elastic but would love to try it, maybe in a skirt for me!
    Thanks for the chance!

  111. Teresa Novak on March 10, 2011 6:50 am

    I have a nightgown I want to duplicate that has foldover elastic edging the bodice.

  112. Claire on March 10, 2011 6:59 am

    This looks great, I would use it for my skirts and trousers. Also on my Grand daughter, she is so tiny round her waist that all her skirts and trousers never touch her when you get the correct length. She is constantly pulling them up, poor little thing.

  113. Ricki Duke on March 10, 2011 7:19 am

    I have allways wanted to try this fold over elestic. I think on shirts and hair bows would be great. Maybe on little girl bloomers for under their dresses. Wow what possibilities. Love to win. Pick me please.

  114. TaMara on March 10, 2011 7:36 am

    Just thinking about it makes my head spin with ideas! My favorite has to be clothes for my daughters with matching accessories. The elastic will make them so unique!! Thanks for giving the opportunity.

  115. clarissa on March 10, 2011 7:47 am

    this stuff is amazing!!!

    i can’t wait to try it on shirts, especially on the cuffs of sleeves, and on pjs. it looks so comfortable! i could see making some awesome leggings with this stuff too!! YAY!!!

    thanks for the giveaway!!

  116. Nannette on March 10, 2011 7:48 am

    would love this have 2 granddaughters and a grandson the things I could make summer clothes and new clothes for school

  117. Sarah on March 10, 2011 7:50 am

    I would love to try this product on skirts. I love elastic waistbands and with this product I won’t have to be afraid to try elastic.

  118. Tammie on March 10, 2011 7:59 am

    Wowzers!! This is too exciting!! I would use it on anything i could think of!! Totes, camis, i love love love trying out new crafts and applying new tools like this!! maybe even some crafty pants, even use it on my mini grab bags i love to make! oh my… so many many projects to use it on!! thank you!!

  119. Amber on March 10, 2011 8:08 am

    I have never seen this stuff before! I would love to try some homemade undies and explore other projects as well!

  120. Nancy on March 10, 2011 8:32 am

    This stuff is great! I would make panties, skirts and shirts with it. I love all the colors!

  121. Ness on March 10, 2011 8:44 am

    Very hard to find FOE where I am – so would love to win! I would start with some nappies I have waiting to be finished and yep, probably headbands for my 3 daughters!

  122. Rochelle on March 10, 2011 9:14 am

    I’ve got skirts with foe on my list for summer!

  123. Kandice on March 10, 2011 9:22 am

    This would be great to make more diapers with…I have been wanting to use FOE but am a little bit scared of it because I have never actaully seen it in person! Thanks for the giveaway!

  124. mdpitts on March 10, 2011 9:22 am

    I have been dying to try making my own undies for a while now and I also plan on making a bunch of t-shirts for the summer and think the FOE around the necline might add a nice accent. I’d roll around in all that free elastic.

  125. Janice on March 10, 2011 10:55 am

    Thanks for the great ideas. This product really rocks!

  126. Tabitha on March 10, 2011 11:06 am

    Skirts! Lingerie seems like it would be easier with this product too. Thanks!

  127. Tamara on March 10, 2011 11:26 am

    This stuff looks AWESOME!! I will have to check out the etsy store. I plan to make some skirts, hair accessories, tank tops and bags if I won.

  128. Fallon on March 10, 2011 11:39 am

    Ohhhhh, How fun! I want to make Linen pants for the summer… i LOVE elastic. Maybe some headbands for my friends have girls this summer, um, jersey baggie shorts for my boys… so many ideas come to mind. I LOVE ELASTIC!!!! Thanks for the post on this wonderful invention!

  129. lyn lewis on March 10, 2011 12:33 pm

    Amazing, Ive never heard of it before! But since I have never yet manged to insert elastic in anything round ANY waist, that hasnt prevented folk from breathing …then this sounds perfect for me! Id use it on a skirt for me first, Ive had a gypsey pattern for ………………years! It must be back in fashion by now!

  130. Dennis on March 10, 2011 12:38 pm

    I have never seen this before. I would find some fun crafts to make with it. I hope I win so I can start playing with it.

  131. Brenna on March 10, 2011 12:44 pm

    I sure would like to try this stuff.

  132. Emily C on March 10, 2011 1:22 pm

    hmm, shirts, skirts, so many possibilities

  133. Flasun on March 10, 2011 2:13 pm

    It would be great to win one of the 10 packages of foldover that will be given away. Foldover elastic is a wonderful product that offers flexibility in constructing garments with a ready-to-wear appearance.

    I anticipate using the foldover elastic for:
    -lingerie such as panties, tummy cinchers and camisoles.
    -bias binding replacement around necklines, sleeves and even the bottom of blouses.
    -waistband replacement; this can be useful for sleepwear (pajama pants) waistbands because it will make them less binding and more flexible.
    -ribbing replacement such as long-sleeve binding; I prefer not to have ribbing on my sleeves, so this would provide some gathering while making it less binding.
    -decorative finishes for towels, caps, scarves and socks.

    Thank you.
    -Flasun

  134. Muireann on March 10, 2011 3:31 pm

    I’d use it to make summer skirts – I have enough dresses but really need some more skirts, so this would be perfect!

  135. Callie Callender on March 10, 2011 3:42 pm

    how cute could clothing i make become with this elastic! I’d love it!

  136. JD on March 10, 2011 4:41 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make a cute skirt for a while, but haven’t gotten to it. Maybe some fabulous elastic would be the little push i need?

  137. Linda on March 10, 2011 6:15 pm

    Skirts. Bracelets – add some beads or funky stitching and something great would be born. Wouldn’t it be fun to use some to make a play mat for kids – the car (for example) is permanently attached, but could move? Or a monkey in a tree. . . . Wow! Lots of fun stuff!

  138. Becky on March 10, 2011 7:05 pm

    Thanks to Hobovian for the generous giveaway!

    I have a stack of t-shirts waiting to be transformed into some “new” panties for me! This would be the incentive I need.

  139. Brittany P on March 10, 2011 7:48 pm

    Cloth training pants!!!!

  140. Patricia on March 10, 2011 9:43 pm

    I would love to try it for making tops and to try making hair accessories.

  141. Karen K on March 10, 2011 10:09 pm

    I would love a chance to try it. I think it would be great for skirts.

  142. Laura W. on March 10, 2011 10:14 pm

    I’d love to make some panties for my girls in fun colors! :)

  143. Ruth on March 10, 2011 11:37 pm

    I’d use this elastic to make summer skirts in bright colors!

  144. Sewsmiley on March 11, 2011 12:30 am

    My sewing room is my favorite place and I spend a lot on sewing supplies, but I’ve never seen foldover elastic in my local store. I’m nervous about online shopping, however I love learning about new products -and getting free samples would be a bonus! I’ve read the prior comments, and this elastic sounds VERY versatile! I definitely want to try it for clothes for my granddaughter! Thanks for the chance and for the ideas!

  145. Reine on March 11, 2011 2:26 am

    I would love to use this for a skirt and some cutie pj’s!

  146. Dana Darr on March 11, 2011 5:28 am

    Perfect – I have been trying to get the table clear in my sewing room so I can do some lingerie for myself…this would fit right in!

  147. Michelle jadaa on March 11, 2011 5:43 am

    I luv all the new innovations that make sewing so much more fun now.Id love to try making some plus size lingerie also to do a no bulk neckline on some tee shirts :)thanks for the chance to win.

    mitch1066@gmail.com

  148. Milica Carter on March 11, 2011 6:49 am

    I have a vintage dress that would make a fabulous and wearable skirt with the addition of a fold-over elastic band!

  149. Kathy on March 11, 2011 8:15 am

    I would use it to turn a couple of my husband’s old t-shirts into onesies for my son (avoiding hemming on tiny pieces = yay!).

  150. Pat on March 11, 2011 8:16 am

    I would like to make some cute spring skirts with elastic waistbands!

  151. Debra on March 11, 2011 9:00 am

    I have never seen this product, it looks great and I would love to try it on skirts!

  152. Kathleen on March 11, 2011 9:02 am

    Wow, great item. I could think of lots to do with it….skirts, shirts, undies, crafts. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  153. Marta on March 11, 2011 10:50 am

    I have used many edge finishing techniques, but have been wanting to use FOE for a long time. This seems like the perfect opportunity! I love using knit fabric and my daughter is an avid gymnast. She is 12 and we both love to sew gym gear for her. We have made warm-up suits, gym suits, boy shorts, grip bags, and scrunchies. Thanks for all the opportunities to win great prizes!

  154. Shari J on March 11, 2011 1:34 pm

    I think I would try to make a skirt for my grandaughters, a journal closure holder, and some headbands for the girls. thanks for the chance to win.

  155. Adrienne on March 11, 2011 5:10 pm

    I love this stuff as well! And I’m needing some more.

  156. Felicia on March 11, 2011 5:16 pm

    I have been dying to try FOE! I would use it on the little newborn gowns that I just started making to finish the necklines!

  157. April on March 11, 2011 6:30 pm

    I have been wanting to try FOE to edge finish garments.. and possibly try to make some cute panties out of the stack of shirts I have upstairs.

  158. Narelle @ Cook Clean Craft on March 11, 2011 6:30 pm

    I’ve never used it before, but I’m sure I could find lots of clothes to make for my kids with it!

  159. Jenny on March 11, 2011 6:34 pm

    definitely underwear. I’ve been wanting to tackle that for a long time, and I think this would give me a good opportunity!

  160. Susan on March 11, 2011 7:30 pm

    I want to make that boxy shirt that you just made for myself! It’s adorable.

  161. Heather on March 11, 2011 8:34 pm

    I have worked with some before to make the waist part of a skirt I made. I liked working with it. I would love to use more for headbands, shirts, and more skirts! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

  162. Mindi on March 11, 2011 8:57 pm

    I would use it for skirts and headbands for my little girl.

  163. Ruth Hill on March 11, 2011 10:42 pm

    I could easily use this to make skirts. But I can only imagine what else I could use it for!

  164. Cheryl on March 11, 2011 11:30 pm

    I would use it for some aprons I
    am going to make.
    Thank you

  165. Jenielle on March 11, 2011 11:38 pm

    Oo! I’d love to get my hands on this and start playing! I’d probably use them for skirts, but the possibilities are endless!

  166. Jane T in NW Louisiana on March 12, 2011 12:34 am

    I would try to use this in making my great granddaughter something to wear. Since I have never even heard of this, I would want to experiment with some of it first and then decide how best to use it. Very interesting.

  167. Lori on March 12, 2011 6:31 am

    I’ve been sewing forever and never knew this foldover elastic exists. I need to try some on tanks and tees for my lovely daughters. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  168. Vicki on March 12, 2011 7:40 am

    I would use it on nearly everything I sew for my grandchildren.I can`t find it here anywhere.Thank you for the chance to win some!

  169. Helen S. on March 12, 2011 7:52 am

    What an awsome find! I would make headbands and wristbands to match. I can’t wait to see how much faster some pattern of mine will go from useing this elastic.

  170. Jill Hubbard on March 12, 2011 8:44 am

    I would love this to use on outfits I sew for my new twin grandson’s. Also have sewn my own panties. This would make it so easy.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  171. daphne on March 12, 2011 9:08 am

    OOOh i would use it for waist bands on light weight summer circle skirts. lovely and super easy.

  172. Pranita on March 12, 2011 9:51 am

    i’d use it for skirts and shirts :)

  173. Jenn post on March 12, 2011 4:01 pm

    I would use it to make short/skirts and pants for my lil girl who is growing out of clothes faster than I can buy them!!!

  174. Marlena on March 12, 2011 4:29 pm

    I would use it for a skirt an also for the peekaboo shirt.

  175. Tracy on March 12, 2011 5:22 pm

    I have been wanting to try this forever! I would use it on shirts for my one year old made from recycled T’s!

  176. Emily on March 12, 2011 5:29 pm

    Shirts and skirts and maybe some little panties for my daughter.

  177. Erin on March 12, 2011 5:31 pm

    Oh wow–what a great idea. There are so many things I would make with it–pants for my little girl, maybe a swim suit edge, headbands, and I am sure many more ideas will come to me when I use it!

  178. Bea O. on March 12, 2011 8:10 pm

    I’m going to use this for some crafts me and my buds would do. Probably hair accessories like head bands, clips and other more. I’ll also do some experiments with these stuff. THANKSS!!

  179. Mary on March 12, 2011 8:39 pm

    What an awsome product! I’ve never heard of it before but it sounds like it would be great to use in place of bias tape on stretchy garments.

  180. Chris S. on March 12, 2011 10:16 pm

    I am really wanting to use this to bind off a bunch of knit tees for my little 3 year old. This seems like the perfect way to knock out more clothes in less time, which is one of my new goals!

  181. Bronwyn on March 12, 2011 10:35 pm

    I love making jersey dresses, and fold-over elastic is the best and neatest way to finish necklines, hems and sleeves.

  182. Tracy Nixon on March 13, 2011 6:02 am

    Wow, never heard of it but the it sparks flashing ‘creativity light bulbs’ in my head! I’m always making dolls clothes and accessories for my two daughters and I feel this new elastic has great potential!!!……watch this space!

  183. Judith on March 13, 2011 8:46 am

    I’d use it to make hair accessories.

  184. Deanna on March 13, 2011 9:45 am

    My daughter used fold over elastic for diaper covers but the bright colors would be great for most anything.

  185. Lottie Essig on March 13, 2011 12:40 pm

    Boy am I out of the loop — never even hears of fold over elastic! I’ve been making clothes for my grandaughter using elastic still left in the sewing basket from when HER MOTHER was a little girl! I can’t wait to try this great new elastic!

  186. kati on March 13, 2011 1:47 pm

    i would love to try this stuff out! i’d probably start by making a skirt for my daughter. thanks for this giveaway!

  187. Kara on March 13, 2011 2:55 pm

    I’m planning on a making a jersey knit cardigan in black for myself. I think it would be a fun way to add detail and color. I would probably use it for baby clothes/headbands for my 3month old niece too. :)

  188. Colette on March 13, 2011 10:08 pm

    skirts! on the bias with elastic top waist. I have a pattern I’ve been wanting to try.

  189. Adrienne on March 13, 2011 10:54 pm

    I think I am in love with this stuff. I could make that peek-a-boo shirt and then some toddler skirts.

  190. Jen Clark on March 13, 2011 11:20 pm

    Ohhh…I have twin 3-year old girls, who have a LOT of hair – and I would LOVE to use this to make hair accessories for them! (And, okay, to be honest, also to make a few pairs of pretty panties POUR MOI!)

  191. Heather Anne Mentzer on March 14, 2011 12:13 am

    I’d love to try it out on some baby items, I’m sure I’ll be needing to make dolly clothes for my first baby girl before I know it.

  192. karina on March 14, 2011 4:44 am

    I would LOVE to make a whole heap of your awesome peek a boo tshirts!!! such great colours!

  193. JenW!~ on March 14, 2011 12:50 pm

    I’d use if for the clothes I make for my cousins little girl.

  194. Beth Dash on March 14, 2011 4:25 pm

    What a great find! I would use this to trim the cute hats I’ve been making to wear while I’m bald from chemo!

  195. Em on March 15, 2011 5:25 am

    i have a stash of shirts to upcycle into summer clothes for my 4 kids that could really use some of this

  196. Cricket's Daughter on March 15, 2011 10:45 am

    I love this stuff:) It has been around in the tradition colors of white, black and nude for so many years, but it has made its’ introduction into the wonderful world of crafting, mixed media, scrapbooking etc. I love using it alone to make reeeeeeeeeeeally cute flowers. It can be fun and whimsical, or more serious and charming.

    Thanks for such a great giveaway and I will check out her site:)

    THANKS,
    sherry
    aka CRICKET’S DAUGHTER

  197. Paula Bond on March 15, 2011 6:03 pm

    Hi! I came across your site after googling “fold over elastic shirt”. Your idea is brilliant and I hope to have time to make some of those cute shirts for myself soon!

  198. Romelia on March 16, 2011 3:20 am

    Hair accessories mainly…

  199. TheresaE on March 16, 2011 6:54 am

    i would most likely use this on some cute summer skirts for my daughter.

  200. Karen Norris on March 16, 2011 9:01 am

    i would love to make some of these for my daughter

  201. Anne on March 16, 2011 9:42 am

    I love the peasant type shirts I’ve seen done with FOE. (Yep, that’s right. I just used an acronym.) I’d love some elastic to try them out with!

  202. Dehbi on March 16, 2011 11:52 am

    I had never heard of foldover elastic until reading about this giveaway here at Craft Gossip! I would use it in some of my little knitted dance purse designs, maybe in skirt waistbands, and possibly in some sort of hat design. I also like the idea of making decorative flowers for knitted bags (or the hair, for that matter. Knowing about this making ideas dance around in my head!

  203. Ashleigh on March 16, 2011 1:08 pm

    I would love to try useing it. Not sure for what yet but I love new fun stuff to play with. It is hw I find insperation.

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