How to Sew Elastic in Leotards and Swimwear

Learn how to sew elastic in swimwear and leotards using this professional (but easy!) fold over method. All you need is a sewing machine that does a zig-zag stitch. Nothing fancy 🙂

Always use swimwear elastic for best results. 3/8″ (1cm) wide is the easiest to sew. Ordinary elastic does not give the same results.
Dritz –
Another good brand is Birch (available in AU mainly)

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