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How to Sew a Nonstretch Waistband

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. Sandy | | #1

    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?

  2. user-941841 | | #2

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

  3. whoneedlesthis | | #3

    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'!

  4. SherryLee4 | | #4

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

  5. Evamarie | | #5

    My apologies. The typo has been fixed.

    Evamarie Gomez
    Web Producer

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    charisbathel | | #6

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

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