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Video: How to Sew a Nonstretch Waistband

Oct 25, 2012

Victoria North

While attending the 2012 American Sewing Expo, Threads caught up with sewing expert and fashion designer Angela Wolf. In this video tutorial, Angela shows you how to add a nonstretch waistband to your favorite pair of jeans. This simple and quick method uses cotton twill tape to prevent your waistband from becoming loose fitting.

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  1. User avater charisbathel January 28th

    It was beautiful. I am definitely going to try this.

  2. Evamarie June 25th

    My apologies. The typo has been fixed.

    Evamarie Gomez
    Web Producer

  3. SherryLee1940 June 25th

    I also, believe she is saying twill tape. Nice tip!

  4. whoneedlesthis June 25th

    Great tip, now I know how to fix a pair of stretch twill jeans that keep falling down, despite my best efforts re: adding elastic!
    Although, I think we should point out to the producers that t
    the product Angela uses is 'twill tape', not 'tulle tape'!

  5. user-941841 June 25th

    I believe Angela said "twill tape," sometimes known as stay tape.

  6. Sandy June 25th

    I am not familiar with the product "cotton tulle tape" Angela Wolf refers to in her video about non stretch waistbands. Is it known by other names?

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