applying elastic using overlocking techniques
Attaching waistline elastic to a lined skirt, using overlocking techniques
Quarter mark the elastic and garment waistline.
q Pin elastic to inside of the skirt, aligned with waist edge.
q Lower the foot and take a stitch by turning the flywheel manually. (Check the instruction manual, as some older models turn back not forward!)
q Now place a hand to the front and back of the overlocker, stretching the fabric apart to fit the elastic smoothly. Take care not to pull too aggressively! Photo 1
q Working in short bursts, attach the elastic, removing pins as you work.
q Press the garment over the elastic so that the lining falls to the inside.