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submitted by Beth Hayes
from Threads #114
Most patterns tell you to overlap the ends of an elastic waistband when sewing them together. To eliminate bulk, some sewers butt the ends together and sew through them and a piece of ribbon. An even easier method is to butt the ends of the elastic together and sew down the seam with a wide triple-zigzag stitch. Backstitch all the way back to the starting point. This seam is virtually undetectable when the elastic is sewn into the casing.