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Baby Soft Diaper Elastic 1/4", 250 yard spool, $0.27 per yard. Quantity = number of spools.
Baby Soft elastic does not narrow when stretched. It is a fine webbing that stretches out when you sew it, then gathers in, without the stiffness of typical polybraid elastic. It has a similar effect as Lastin but is easier to apply. See sewing instructions below.
We recommend Baby Soft Diaper Elastic for diaper leg openings - the diaper will gather in for thin thighs or stretch out for chubby thighs - without leaving red marks!
If you've been using braided elastic such as Stretchrite polybraid, give this a try instead. It is much softer, while still gathering well. Why is our elastic softer AND more durable? With braided elastic, the rubber is under tension, so it is stiffer. Baby Soft has rubber channels that are free to flex, keeping the elastic softer. At the same time, the rubber is thicker than in braided elastic, so it holds up longer and better.
This professional quality elastic is widely used in the apparel industry for swimwear. Baby Soft is a blend of polyester and rubber that has been manufacturered specifically to hold up to wet conditions and chlorine.
Of course, it is not limited to just that purpose; in addition to cloth diapers, fitted diapers, pocket diapers and trainers, you can use it for any type of sewing.
Baby soft elastic contains natural rubber latex, if you need latex-free elastic choose Lastin instead.
Sewing requirements for Baby Soft elastic
- Feed it into an overlock stitch (this is the most common apparel industry method); or
- Sew it on with a straight stitch, zigzag or triple zigzag stitch down the middle.
- DO NOT use Baby Soft tacked down just at the ends.
This elastic should be sewn down. Tacking the ends and doing a casing is a method that compensates for the lack of flex in typical braided elastic; keeping braided elastic free in a casing lets it retain some of it's stretch, whereas if you sew it down it gets very stiff and non-stretchy.