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Quality Underwear Elastic

robinne | Posted in Fabric Guidance on

I am unable to find high quality elastic for use on underwear in any of my local fabric stores. Nothing I’ve found lasts more than a couple of months, and it’s getting frustrating to spend time making a garment only to have the elastic fail prematurely. 

Anyone have a suggestion for brands or even particular stores that sell high quality elastics? I am willing to order from anywhere in the world.



  1. Emmylou | | #1

    Hello Robinne, I'm sure you've already thought of this, but what about the elastic made for swimwear? It's supposed to withstand chlorine, so may be a bit stronger? I think it's usually made from cotton and real rubber. I'm in Canada, and this is the brand I purchased from Fabricville (I believe they ship to the US): https://fabricville.com/products/chlorine-resistant-braided-elastic-hank-10mm-x-2m?_pos=4&_sid=e4854ac6e&_ss=r

    1. robinne | | #3

      Thanks! Yes, I've considered swimsuit elastic--I'm in New Zealand, so I've been considering ordering swimsuit elastic from Australia (where there are LOTS os swimsuit apparel/haberdashery companies), but have no idea what the quality's like. I'll check whether Fabricville ships to NZ.

  2. [email protected] | | #2

    I buy from sewsassy.com. That is their website and I have been ordering from them for a few years.
    I have never had a problem with their products.

  3. robinne | | #4

    Thanks! Will check them out!

  4. osewviolet | | #5

    I buy from Sew Sassy too and have been happy with my purchases.

  5. user-7713055 | | #6

    Hi, Robinne. There's a lingerie supplier near you, Nellie Joans. She has elastics and other lingerie supplies. Hope this helps. Lynn

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