How to add adjustable elastic cord on clothes

March 21, 2016 No Comments

How to add adjustable elastic cord on clothes

March 21, 2016 No Comments

Soft shell ski jacketThis is how you add adjustable elastic cord to a garment. Perfect for all sorts of activewear, like a windbreaker or ski jacket, fleece sweater or as a way to end the hems of hiking pants.

To make adjustable cord you need:

  • Elastic cording
  • Cord stoppers/toggles (I used plain silicon ones that I salvaged from an old jacket)
  • Eyelets and the proper tools
  • Interfacing
  • (Superglue)

How to add adjustable elastic cord on a jacket

Step 1. Apply two eyelets

Apply them fairly close together were your want to place the cord ends. Repeat on the other side of the hood/hem/sleeves or were you want the adjustable cording. Make sure the area of the eyelets are properly interface to avoid any tear.

How to add adjustable elastic cord on a jacket

Step 2. Attach a stopper at one end of the elastic

 

How to add adjustable elastic cord on a jacketHow to add adjustable elastic cord on a jacket

How to add adjustable elastic cord on a jacket
Step 3. Thread the elastic cording

Then attach the end in the seam allowance. I also used super glue because the cording was hard to sew because it was so dense.

How to add adjustable elastic cord on a jacket

Step 4. Repeat the process on the other side

Thread the elastic, attach the stopper and secure the other end.

 

How to add adjustable elastic cord on a jacket

Step 5. Now close the casing

Since soft shell is hard to pin I used tape instead to keep the facing in place. Afterwards I just ripped off the tape, which didn’t hurt the top stitching.

How to add adjustable elastic cord on a jacket

Finished! This was a super easy method and gives a really professional look to any jacket.

 

How to add adjustable elastic cord on a jacket

Johanna Lundström

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