Many of you are probably familiar with this method, but since there was a query posted recently about elastic rolling inside the casing.. I thought some people may find this useful.
Most patterns will instruct you to make a casing and then thread through the elastic. Lately I've been using up some cheap elastic that rolls like crazy.. so I've used a different method for my last project. - my Rule Britannia Pj's!
Please forgive the photography.. it is very tricky to hold stretched elastic with one hand and take a photo with the other!
Decide on the finished length of your elastic. Decide carefully.. this method doesn't allow you to adjust it later. Stitch the ends together.
Mark your elastic at quarter intervals. Mark your garment's waistband at quarter intervals. Match up the quarters and pin. Pin elastic to wrong side of garment(see photo)
Stitch the elastic to the garment by stretching the elastic between the pins as you sew. (see photos below) I've used an overlocker.. but you could use a regular sewing machine. If using a sewing machine you might want to place the elastic 6mm from the raw edge and fold the edge over for a neat finish.
Fold the elastic inwards. Pin at seams only.
Use a sewing machine to Stitch through the bottom edge of the elastic - stretching between the pins as you go. I used a slight zig zag stitch.
Casey...very well said.. and you are right..it will not roll..Perfect every time. Thankyou for sharing with