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DSS Braided Elastic 1/4 Inch

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made-in-usa-america.jpgDSS Braided Elastic 1/4 inch | 6 mm

Quantity = number of yards.

DSS Braided is a high quality polybraid elastic, made in USA by the same mill that does our Baby Soft Diaper Elastic. 65% Polypropylene 35% Rubber.

What makes our braided elastic better for babies? A general purpose braided elastic like Stretchrite is stiff and firm - it is sold in big box stores for all sorts of sewing and craft projects. Baby Soft Braided has a special soft finish. This lets it stretch out more easily, so it is extra gentle on baby legs. Try it yourself and see!

Sewing: If you plan to apply the elastic with a casing method, use toggles on the elastic, or sew (tack) down just the ends of the elastic - DSS Braided is the elastic you should choose. Be sure to leave a 1 inch tail of elastic at each end, past the point where you tacked it.

Latex allergies: Baby soft elastic contains natural rubber latex, if you need latex-free elastic choose Lastin instead.

Also sold by the 144 yard spool

How does DSS Braided compare to Baby Soft elastic?

Baby Soft -

  • stretches out to a fine webbing
  • gentle on baby legs yet durable
  • has special sewing requirements

DSS Braided -

  • narrows when stretched
  • made with a special soft finish
  • can be sewn by any method


They are both great diaper elastics!



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  1. Amazing 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Aug 2018

    Very good quality and easy to work with

  2. Not as soft as it use to be 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jun 2018

    This is the second time I have purchased this product (the first probably about a year ago). I still have some left from the prior purchase that is much softer. This is stiff and a bit rough. To be seen how it compares durability wise to the older product.

  3. Better than typical store brand 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Apr 2016

    I have always used whatever 1/4" braided elastic that I could find at the store. This is by far better. It seems to last longer (less need to replace) and it stretches MUCH more. I like it way better and will continue to buy it.

  4. Great product at a great price! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Mar 2016

    Nothing to add, it's a great product all together. No need to look any further. I even got a bit more because I got the end of the roll so they added some length to my order. Customer service is impeccable as well!

  5. Works great 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Mar 2016

    Just what I needed, very good quality haven't had a problem with it

  6. love it 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd May 2015

    This is my favorite elastic

  7. great stretch 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Sep 2014

    Very durable,perfect for cloth diaper making!
    Exactly what I needed for cased elastic

  8. pleasantly surprised!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jun 2014

    I was disappointed to see the "new" white baby soft braided elastic, but tried it anyway and was pleasantly surprised!! Still really is as soft as the off white just seams to be ab bit stronger somehow. Thanks DSS for a great product!!

  9. sews on beautifully! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Feb 2014

    I have been making diapers pretty heavily for about a year now, and stitching on the elastic was always a chore - even just the small sections I tack down! But this elastic has gone on so smoothly. no thread breaking, and it has a great stretch. It's no more expensive then generic elastic you can find at chain craft stores, but is just so much better to use!

Warranty Information

Elastic is cut to customer length and may not be returned, except in case of store error.

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