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Old 04-19-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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replacing elastic in a flip

I bought a few flips on here and there is like no elastic left in the legs she is in it now with no leaks yet but I was wondering can I replace the elastic in them? Is it worth it? Has anyone done it? Is it easy? Where do u get the supplies to do it?

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Old 04-19-2013, 11:44 AM   #2
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Here is a good looking tutorial I plan on using whenever my elastic needs it. http://www.makermama.com/2011/03/dia...orial.html?m=1
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:15 PM   #3
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Here is a good looking tutorial I plan on using whenever my elastic needs it. http://www.makermama.com/2011/03/dia...orial.html?m=1
I was looking for a flip tutorial for the same thing yesterday with no luck!! Thanks so much
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Re: replacing elastic in a flip

I bought a few flips with shot elastic and it turned out the elastic itself was fine, just the stitching on one end had ripped out. I ripped out some (about 2 inches) of the stitches on the casing, fished the elastic back through and sewed it back down. Stitched the casing back down, threw them in the dryer to seal any holes and they're good as new.
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Re: replacing elastic in a flip

I've replaced elastic in flip covers before, and I think that tutorial might actually be a little bit more difficult than it needs to be. Like the previous person, I just took out enough stitches in the casing to get to where the elastic is stitched down (about 1 inch or less on each end), cut off the old elastic, threaded the new elastic through the old casing and stitched it down on each end. Then you only have to stitch down a few inches of the casing and don't need any pins (or extra holes.)
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:21 PM   #6
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Re: replacing elastic in a flip

That sounds easier! Lol any idea what size and brand elastic I could use locally? And how long to cut it?

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Old 04-19-2013, 02:19 PM   #7
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Thank u i will be trying them tomorrow at nap time
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