Elastics

Yes sure we can replace your elastics...

What length were they ... was that a good legnth

Diagram 1

Elastic Length

Buckle usually just next to end of strap

Diagram 2

If elastic is too wide, cut vee in end to make it narrower

Diagram 3

Stagger ends of elastic especially on thin straps to avoid a bump where the elastic ends

Diagram 4

Stitching down, across and back up the other side is usually heaps! Unless there are other obvious stitch holes that need filling

Main Steps

1. Unpick and remove old elastic and all threads

2. Cut new elastic to size

3. Glue in

4. Stitch

Main Steps Explained

1. Unpick and remove old elastic and all threads

2. Cut new elastic to size

3. Glue in

4. Stitch, Check that you have caught the lining, either redo if you have missed lots or glue down if it is just little bits. If you have too much lining, trim it.

Issues are usually causes by too thick glue or not waiting for the glue to dry enough, if the glue dries too much add another thin coat to the elastic, wait 2 min and assemble

How long was the elastic?

Way back before it was stretched out of shape.

Fully stretch the elastic out to it's max then use half that measurement as the exposed amount of your fresh elastic.

Replacing elastic in straps with a buckle

1 Choose your elastic. Slightly too narrow is better than too

wide as it will give a much neater finish. Ideally it will be a

fraction narrower than the strap and will also fit nicely

through the buckle.

2 Cut to a suitable length. It needs to be long enough so

that it can go through the buckle and back into the strap by

10-15mm. 5-7mm on thin straps.

3 The amount of elastic poking out from the end of the strap

should be just enough so that one end of the buckle just

touches the end of the strap - see diagram 1

4 If the closest width elastic you can find is slightly too wide,

it can be made to fit the strap by cutting a narrow wedge into

the ends of the elastic and pushing the two new corners

together - see diagram 2. This does weaken the elastic so

think about where you will be stitching to help keep the strap

as strong as possible.

5 When it comes to gluing the elastic into place in the end of the strap, don't have the ends meeting exactly.

Have one end poking into the strap a little further by say a few mm. This will lessen any bulge in the strap - see

diagram 3. Glue only up to a line 2mm away from where the strap will end, so that once it is being worn the

stretching of the elastic doesn’t make the glue show all yuk. Put the glue on fairly thin otherwise it will not hold

firmly. Let the glue almost dry and push together firmly, make sure the elastic is centred on the strap and that

as you fold the strap around the elastic that you pull firmly, then as you roll the lining on keep squeezing the

strap at the sides. This should give you a nice neat finish.

6. Stitching – see diagram 4. ELASTICS

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Replacing elastic in straps

1. Choose your elastic. Slightly too narrow is better than too wide as it will give a much neater

finish. Ideally it will be a fraction narrower than the strap

2. Cut to a suitable length. It needs to be long enough so that it can go into the strap by 10-15mm.

5-7mm on thin straps.

3. If the closest width elastic you can find is slightly too wide, it can be made to fit the strap by

cutting a narrow wedge into the ends of the elastic and pushing the two new corners together -

see diagram 2. This does weaken the elastic so think about where you will be stitching to help

keep the strap as strong as possible. You can also glue the v together

4. Glue only up to a line 2mm away from where the strap will end, so that once it is being worn the

stretching of the elastic doesn’t make the glue show all yuk.

5. Stitching – see diagram 4.

marking out

mark our so that you hide the pen line under the strap, so if you need 20mm of elastic showing, make a

line at -1 and at 21 this way once you cover the 2 lines you will be left with 20mm.

only glue up to the lines, this way, when the elastic is pulled it wont expose glue.

Replacing Elastic in Joddy Boots

1. Unstitch old

2. Trace onto new unless really misshapen

3. Stitch in, keeping in mind the width distance at top should be the same

as the bottom.

Button elastics

Sometimes the elastic runs down between the lining and the upper of the shoe, it's then attached out of site under the sole. The reason they do it this way is so there is plenty of elastic to stretch out.

When replacing this type

  1. Pull old elastic tight and cut off next to hole
  2. Put new elastic thru button then you can stitch the ends together so that it's easy to poke into the hole with screwdriver.
  3. Either run it down and stitch it as long as the stitching will look nice, or run it up to the top seam and stitch it there.


Elastics