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elastic tape…

anik | Posted in General Sewing Info on

does anyone know what those elastic tape along the top of a tube top is called? and where i can get some? i’ve tried searching the internet to no avail…:(


  1. Josefly | | #1

    I've seen it referred to as "clear elastic". Hope this helps.

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    ThreadKoe | | #2

    The clear elastic is sometimes called swimsuit or chlorine resistant elastic, or sportswear elastic.  Sometimes it is also called sew through elastic.  Cathy

    1. anik | | #3

      thank you...do you know where i can order some??

      1. meg | | #4

        check out Nancy's Notions, Clotilde, or Atlantic Thread Supply...

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        ThreadKoe | | #5

        Meg has good suggestions.  I do not order online myself.  It is a basic elastic that can be found with the elastics in a fabric shop, although it sometimes hides amongst the laces.   Cathy

      3. Josefly | | #6

        Hancock Fabrics carries it, but it's among the elastics that have to be cut by the yard, or fractions of yards, not in the pre-cut packaged stuff.

        1. anik | | #7

          thank you, everyone! i tried joann's and they didn't have it. i'm trying not to order it online because i can't justify the shipping cost but i guess i might have to...

          1. starzoe | | #8

            Have you tried Wallmart? This clear elastic is pretty much a basic one and even the smaller fabric stores should have it.

          2. anik | | #9

            thank you starzoe...i will try walmart tomorrow!

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