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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]
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