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Video: How to Apply Elastic

Learn how to apply elastic to a variety of fabrics. Judith Neukam demonstrates how to measure elastic to gather your fabric perfectly, whether you are using or heavy-duty elastic as a waistband, or attaching clear elastic to form a swimsuit edge. Also, learn how to gather fabric at the bust using multiple strips of elastic instead of requiring a dart.

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