sewing elastic into waist?
Can someone talk me through this? Not making a casing and then inserting elastic in it but actually sewing the elastic onto the waist band of pants/shorts.
The pair of pants I have on has the elastic edge zig-zagged onto the edge of the waist, then straight stitched near the zig-zagged edge. Then the waist "band" is turned inside the pants and 4 rows of stitching are done around the waist band - stitching through the elastic also.
Is this a case where you sew the ends of the elastic then divide the elastic into 4 parts with pins then stretch the elastic as you sew.
Haven't done this in a while and need some guidance.