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What is fold-over elastic?

Fold-over elastic is most often used to finish the edges of stretchy garments such as undergarments, swimwear, pajamas, baby clothes and cloth diapers.
Due to its stability and wide variety of colors, many people also use it as headbands for infants and children.
One side of the elastic is plush for comfort against the skin, and the other side is often more decorative.
Fold-over elastic features an indentation down the middle, which helps evenly fold the elastic in half when sewn on as a binding.

We especially love using fold-over elastic for finishing the edges of mesh fabric for pockets in purses and bags.


Crafting for school events is going to be fun this fall! You can make all kinds of unique accessories that show off your school or team colors (think woven bracelets, hair ties & headbands, bookmarks, belts). Check out the full range of woven fold-over elastics and let your creativity run wild!







Our fold-over elastic (aka “FOE”) is just wonderful to work with!
Use it to create a professional finish on raw fabric edges – just fold it right down its center line and sew.
Crafty uses include hair ties, head bands and bracelets – you don’t even need a sewing machine for these.
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