|Mending & Repair
|Sewing Quick Tip: A Fix for Weak Ribbing
To strengthen ribbing that’s weak or has stretched out of shape, treat it like a casing and insert a
piece of wide elastic through it.
Cut a vertical slit through the wrong side of the ribbing. Insert the elastic through the ribbing (attach
a safety pin or bodkin to the end of the elastic to make insertion easier), then sew the ends of the
elastic together. Slipstitch the ribbing closed.