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Tip on using cardboard inserts to keep skirt waistbands upright and smooth.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Sep-Oct 1990 (v.21#5) pg. 8

Sewing tips. How to let out the waist of slacks or a skirt, how to reinforce the crotch seam in slacks, how to sew a very narrow hem, and tips on a quick way to rip out basting or permanent seams.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #6 Summer 1977 (v.2#2) pg. 93

Tip: How to crochet a sweater waistband with the "elastic" stretch of a knitted waistband.
THREADS #4 Apr-May 1986 pg. 8

How to make a perfect waistband that is smooth, even, square and clean at the ends.
THREADS #8 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 6

Tip: Elastic waistband cut from the top of an old pair of panty hose can be ready-made waistband elastic for a skirt.
THREADS #11 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 8

Tip: How to duplicate a commercially made elastic cut-on waistband.
THREADS #11 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 10

Understanding the waistband. Explains matching waistbands to waists, making a contoured waistband, interfacings and techniques for fitting the garment to the prepared waistband.
THREADS #15 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 62

Tip: Cut and store strips of ribbing fabric in the widths used for cuffs, waistbands and neckbands so that just the length needed can be cut off for a sewing project.
THREADS #25 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 8

How to make a faced waistband that works well for bulky fabrics.
THREADS #30 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 64

Advice on how to make a comfortable, non-collapsible waistband.
THREADS #32 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 12

Tip shows how to fashion a self-interfaced waistband.
THREADS #35 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 14

Advice on how to make an adjustable waistband that will make it more comfortable for a fluctuating waistline.
THREADS #36 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 8

Tip on fusing waistband seams so it is easier to thread elastic through the sewn band.
THREADS #42 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 24

How to sew a basque bodice or V-shaped waistline seam.
THREADS #47 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 10

Making room for waists. How to expand a waistband.
THREADS #47 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 66

Taking in a waistband on pants or skirts.
THREADS #48 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 66

Tip on how to make the elastic adjustable on waistbands and cuffs.
THREADS #51 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 16

A method for attaching the lining and waistband all at once to a skirt.
THREADS #55 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 14

How to put new elastic in pant or skirt waistbands.
THREADS #61 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 49

The amazing expanding waistband. How to place elastic in a non-elastic waistband.
THREADS #63 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 54

Tip describes how to apply stretch adhesive inside the waistband of trousers to keep shirttails in place.
THREADS #66 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 18

How to mount hanging loops on skirts and slacks so they can't slip to the outside and hang out at the waist.
THREADS #71 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 16

Pull-on chiffon. Double-layer, reversible pants. Insert shows how to sew a reversible waistband.
THREADS #71 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 64

How to make expandable buttonholes for a comfortable fitting waistband.
THREADS #72 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 16

The petersham waistband. How to use petersham ribbon as a waistband facing for skirts and pants. Steps in modifying a pattern and constructing an outside tab detailed.
THREADS #76 Apr-May 1998 pg. 40
Added Info THREADS #77 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 11

Sewing professionals and designers share their secrets for making comfortable, fashionable waistbands.
THREADS #83 Jun-Jul 1999 pg. 51