Spring Green 1 inch Soft Foldover Elastic
Foldover Elastic Binding is very popular for use in binding the edges of your home made cloth diaper covers. You may even use it to bind cloth diapers in lieu of serging the edges.
Our 1" foldover elastic binding is $0.99 per yard. It is the softest foldover elastic we carry. And also the widest, making it easy to sew, especially for beginners.
Foldover elastic binding is easy to use, but can take some practice. Go slowly at first until you get used to using it. The elastic binding is seamed down the center to make folding the elastic around the edge of your diaper simple. No special binding foot is needed.
Using a wide and long zig zag (or multiple/triple zig zag stitch), stitch the elastic to the edges of the cover. When you reach the areas where regular elastic would normally have been applied, stretch the foldover elastic binding as you sew to create a gentle gather.
Customers report that they have been able to dye this fold over elastic successfully with Rit or Dharma dyes. If you attempt to do this, you may want to test dye small portions until you get the correct color you're looking for. We cannot be held responsible for dyeing mistakes.