Here’s how you can add a faux drawstring to your sewing for all of the credit with none of the work!
A Faux drawstring can be added to elasticated garments after they are sewn. They make handmade garments look legit, without any of the work that comes with adding a real drawstring!
You will need:
- Twill tape (or use desired notion in it’s place)
A 50cm (20”) length of 13mm (1/3”) twill tape for a child’s proportions
How to add a faux drawstring:
- Fold under twice and sew short ends of twill tape to enclose raw edges OR knot ends for a frayed look.
- Place in centre of waist band (In line with front seam if it’s a trouser garment)
- Zig zag stitch vertically across the twill tape whilst pulling the elastic taut.
- Tie bow and enjoy!
Easy, right!? Faux drawstrings for everything!
Have you added a faux drawstring to your handmade garments? Let us know!
Love and happy sewing,