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Step 4: Pin and Sew

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After defraying your edges, fold the elastic in half so that the two ends meet. Pin it about half an inch away from the ends; this will help ensure that they stay aligned when making the seam. Make a straight stitch just to the inside of the existing overlock or zig zag stitch to join the two ends together, making sure to go over your stitch twice at both beginning and end.
 
suayres2 years ago
You can give yourself extra fray-prevention backup by applying a substance known as "Fray Check". Basically, it's a fabric glue which, well, stops fabric from fraying.