Rubber Swim Elastic (6mm,12mm, 20mm) Chlorine Resistant


Chlorine-resistant, these rubber elastics are ideal for use in swimwear. They have excellent stretch and recovery, and are perfect for use in the waistband, necklines or leg bands, where needed. They can also be used to replace swim google straps, and just about any other pool accessories that will be exposed to the elements. Rubber elastic has a slimmer profile and has the advantage of creating finishes that are less bulky.

Suitable for:

  • Swimwear, googles, beach and pool accessories
  • Available in 6mm, 12mm and 20mm widths
  • Excellent stretch and recovery
  • OEKO-TEK Certified
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Helpful tips about sewing elastic for swimwear:

  1. Our elastics come in 6mm and 12mm, the most commonly used widths. When deciding which width to use, we recommend you refer to your sewing pattern, if you are using one. If you pick a narrow width than suggested in your pattern, be sure to adjust the seam allowance accordingly so that the garment would fit true to size.
  2. Give it a good stretch BEFORE sewing! This helps to prevent the elastic from stretching out over time.
  3. The general rule of thumb is to use thinner elastics in necklines, and wider widths in the waistbands.
  4. Do not use polyester elastic in swimwear – prolonged exposure to chlorine, sun, salt, and sunscreen can cause the polyester fibres to break down over time.
  5. Rubber elastic can be slippery to work with. Use a teflon foot for a better grip.
Weight0.05 kg

6mm (per 3-yd bundle), 12mm (per 3-yd bundle), 20mm (per 3-yd bundle)


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