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Everything you Need to Know About Elastic and Its Uses in Clothing

What is Elastic?

Elastic tape or an elastic band is nothing but a longitudinal elastic elongated property which is flat and has contains narrow pieces of fabric material, which is also commonly known by people as a wide and tight elastic band. Sure you must be wondering about the birth of English name translation of the word elastic? The word elastic refers to flexible and a stretchy material which is specially made by a pliable substance. Stands of rubber, latex and other such flexible materials are weaved together to prepare bands. These bands are known for their best feature which includes going back to its original shape after extending and stretching and force released.

How are Elastics Classified?

Elastic tape are classified according to its exclusive and different qualities and categories like knitting elastic, weaving woven elastic, woven elastic bands and so on. The elastic woven cotton or the chemical fibre can be used for wrapping and weft along with the spandex latex or rubber silk considering the rules of interwoven. While on the other hand the plain weave fabric can be re-levelled, used, twilled, doubled, this is carried out by jacquard and other such organizations.

Rubber elastic and cotton elastics are the one which shrink, but not much. This kind of material clothes are to be specifically dry cleaned. Cotton and rubber elastic clothes are easy to wash & wear and can be dried in the medium amount of heat. This material can be a flawless fit for natural fabric lovers.

Rubber/Nylon elastic has a very delicate, soft texture and is specially used for the production of lingerie and swimwear. This material can be machine washed whereas it does not dry in a medium heat.

Knitted elastic is quite stronger, softer and most suitable for clothing production than the other elastics due to its light weight.

Woven elastic bands are more tough, smooth and are thicker than all the other elastics. They are specially used under heavy weight fabric clothing, including all the car covers, home decor fabrics, bags, etc.

What are The Types of Elastics?

There are numerous types of elastics in the market today, each elastic is famous for its own unique qualities like stretching and its recovery type and is classified accordingly. The stores in the market may or may not have all the kinds of elastics in their stores. You need to walk around the market and explore various options present in the market to avail the best elastic bands or you can also take the help of a sewing catalogue. The user guide or user manual is basically provided with the package whereas to get the best finishing one must try using a ball point sewing machine needle while sewing fabrics that include elastic.

  • Stretchband

This type of elastic contains a vertical mono filament threads which has an open and a transparent look which goes back to its original state. It is very much light in weight and does not roll easily.

Some of the other important types of elastic bands are listed below:

  • Drawstring
  • Waistband Elastics
  • No-Roll or Non-Roll
  • Knit Non-Roll
  • Skirt Waistband Elastic
  • Underwear and Pajama Elastic

What are Some Special Types of Elastics?

  • Lingerie Elastic
  • Transparent Clear Elastic
  • Buttonhole Elastic
  • Cycling or Waistband Elastic
  • Stretchlace Elastic
  • Elastic Thread
  • Fold-over Elastic

Garment Accessories Introduce the Uses of Elastic:

Elastic as part of clothing adornments, are broadly utilized in production of clothing sleeves, sew, bra, tie, waistband, belts, lingerie wear, bra straps, shoes, mouth, and sports and stretch of body stretch bar, etc. Especially appropriate for clothing, pants, kids garments, sweaters, sportswear, exercise essential wears, wedding dresses, T-shirts, caps, bras, veils and other garments items. There are many more uses of elastic as elastic is one such material that can be used in every other clothing material.

Make sure you study all the options wisely and chose your best match accordingly.

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