Hi friends! This is going to be a quick tip, or trick or whatever you want to call it. I call it a NOWEK (see title) idea. It can be in the sustainability category, a quick sew category, or both. Go here for another NOWEK idea …..
Here goes: While making a pair of loosey goosey silk velvet pants, I reached the second last step of making the elastic waistband casing. By that point I was through dealing with the ultra slippery fabric. But wait! I found a complete red linen waistband with sport elastic that was thrown into my elastic bin and I considered just adding it to the pants! Who’s going to see? No one!
Filing away this idea: what if I took time to make an assortment of waistbands to fit my waist in assorted scraps, then pull them out to be used on any future loosey goosey pajama style pants. Hmmm? Sustainable idea much? Or lazy seamstress hack? Do you think it’s a “waist” of my time to sew up several elasticized separate waistbands to fit me and then use them as I see fit? “Waist” of time …. lol. Get it?
Remember that this is not a folded-casing-and-insert-elastic item. I will make my waistband collection with sport elastic, like the red one, and whatever fabric scraps are on hand. Plus, your pants will have a waist seam where the pant meets the waistband, unlike the foldover casing method. If you prefer the casing method, thank you for reading this anyway :). But I will definitely start to create my WB collection….
Sew up a storm and stay warm (or cool, depending which climate zone you’re in). See you next time!
PS: this has to be the shortest post in SewEveryThingBlog history.