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If you are using a commercial pattern, you can find the elastic requirements on the back of the envelope. For children's clothing such as pjs, I like to use the "soft stretch" elastic. I also use the non-roll elastic quite a bit. Don't be embarassed to ask for assistance when you purchase your elastic. Sewers are the nicest people!

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Q: How do you choose the correct elastic to use for a sewing project?
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