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If your planning to make a waistband for a garment, there are several different kinds of elastic in the Porta Craft range you could use. If you're making a dress, skirt, cushion cover or some crafty items around the kitchen or home - you can be sure that Discount Craft has the most suitable elastics for you!

Types of Elastics

Different types of elastics have different characteristics, some are lighter while others are thicker. It is very important to know the type of fabric you are sewing before purchasing any elastic. For example, if you are making a dress or skirt you will need a much heavier elastic than you would need for a T-Shirt.

Most elastics can be sewn to the fabric, however some types of elastics can not be sewn through as the elastane in the product will break. These types of woven elastics mahy not be suitable for sewing, especially for thicker fabrics

What is Braided Elastic?

Braided Elastic is one of the most popular types of elastic that comes in white and black. The difference between these two types of elastic is that braided cord is more decorative and eye catching.  It can be used in many applications, including casings at the neck, waist, and sleeve bands. These elastics are stretchable and durable, and they are machine washable. They are also non-allergenic.

Braided elastic has parallel horizontal ribs running along its length. As the fabric is stretched, the ribs narrow and roll. When sewn over, braided elastic loses some of its stretch. For this reason, it is best to sew it over a fabric casing. Porta Craft Braided elastic is not suitable for heavyweight fabrics. It should be sewn inside a casing.

Braided Elastic, like the Porta Craft brand is also perfect for masks and face masks. Compared to woven elastic, braided elastic is easier to stretch and roll. It is also more durable than non-roll elastic. This makes it a good option for waistbands and leg bands. This type of elastic is also more expensive than woven elastic.

A braided elastic has a long life expectancy and is often lightweight. It has a wide range of applications and is made from rubber or polyester fibers. As it becomes narrower when stretched, it can be sewn into casings or encased in a fabric. It is also non-irritating and soft to the touch. While a thin, flat band will cling to a smooth surface, a thick, twisted elastic will not cause any rashes.

What is Woven Elastic?

Woven Elastic is a material with a very high stretch capacity, it is ideal for adding comfort and stretch to clothing and bags. You can purchase it in different colours, lengths and widths. This is a very common type of elastic.

Porta Craft Woven elastic is a premium type of elastic, as it will not narrow or stretch. It is made from polyester and elastane. This material is ideal for strapping, car covers, and home decor. It can also be used in heavy-duty applications. In addition to a variety of applications, woven elastic is also durable and able to withstand extreme temperatures.

What is Shirring Elastic?

If you're a beginner at sewing, Porta Craft Shirring elastic is a great way to get the gathered look you've always wanted. Shirring elastic is a thread that's normally twisted to form a circle, and the resulting stitch is not as smooth as it might appear. Luckily, there are a few steps to help you achieve the gathered look. The first step is to make sure you're using a top-loading bobbin. Then, load your regular thread in the top and bobbin. Using an anchor stitch, set your sewing machine's length to zero. This way, when you're shirring the elastic, you won't have to worry about it coming out of the fabric as easily as a backstitch.

What is Hat Elastic?

Hat Elastic is a very versatile elastic which can be used for anything from making masks, to lingerie and much more. You will find Hat Elastic quite commonly in sewing shops, craft stores and more as it can be used for a lot more than just clothing and materials.

The Hat Elastic from Porta Craft comes in a card with Black & White elastic making it a single, easy choice if you are looking for Hat Elastics.