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
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.
Step 2. Attach a stopper at one end of the elastic
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.
Step 4. Repeat the process on the other side
Thread the elastic, attach the stopper and secure the other end.
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.
Finished! This was a super easy method and gives a really professional look to any jacket.