See all that beautiful cotton undies elastic pictured above? Well it's mine, ALL MINE! Hahahaha!!!
Forgive me, I got a bit excited. I have acquired this lovely stash is because I was asked to make some undies samples using some of it. Maggie, the owner of Textile Garden, who is a sponsor of my blog and officially the nicest lady in haberdashery, recently got a new range of elastic and wanted some samples for her stall when she goes to knitting and stitching type events.
I made a couple of pairs of pants using some luxurious organic cotton knit (sent to me by Offset Warehouse) and a vest using some stretchy lace fabric lurking in my stash. Unsurprisingly, I used my free undies/pants and vest patterns for these.
I adapted my usual undie-making methods to suit these delicate cotton elastics by applying them with tiny zigzag stitches rather than a chunkier three-step zigzag stitch. It was really enjoyable to sew with a product that I normally wouldn't get my hands on. And I love the results, even if there's no red, navy, leopard print or anchors involved!
I think my favourites are the duck-egg and lilac/pink scalloped elastic (pictured above) and the cream lace elastic (pictured below). They also sell the lace elastic in white, and seeing as it's cotton I'm assuming that you could dye it any colour you pleased.
My undies drawer is looking a bit shabby these days (in case you were wondering) so when I get some time I'm going to update it using some of these lovely elastics. I'm sure there are lots of other uses aside from undies that you could make though. What would you make with pretty cotton elastic like this?