Elastic Suppliers for Knicker makingBy Susan | Comments: 16 | May 1, 2014
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I’ve been scouring the web for elastic suppliers for the upcoming Everyone deserves Pretty Knickers week.
Now unless I’ve noted it, I have not personally tried all these suppliers. If anyone has had any interaction with any of them it would be great if you added in the comments so everyone can know who is reliable and offers good service. If anyone knows of anymore please share them, I’ll update the lists as we go along.
Ok here we go
In Sydney and Australia
I have found underwear elastic in white, black and nude at Spotlight stores. They occasionally have other colours but make sure you are buying an elastic, not a trim. They have a trim nearly identical to lingerie elastic except it has almost no stretch? very odd.
EM Greenfields (aka Greenfields or Greenies) in Sydney has a variety of elastics, it is open to the public but you will need to purchase an entire roll as they don’t cut trims. Also only open weekdays.
My super coloured lingerie elastic as seen here was found out at Cabramatta for the bargain price of 20c to 50c a metre! Don’t be afraid to buy the bright stuff as only a tiny sliver shows on the outside of the garment. Plus it’s knickers, have some fun!
Around the web
Minerva Crafts – wide selection of elastic, on the site is a soft backed narrow elastic, no fancy scallops along the top but would still be nice. Plenty of the regular 6mm elastic and stretch laces
eBay – I found a whole bunch of places on eBay selling elastic. Some are small stores which use eBay as their webstore, others look direct from China. Some have some really great looking stuff so it would be a good place to take a look at.
Peak Bloom – suppliers of mostly fold over elastic, some stretch lace. I follow these guys on instagram but am yet to order from them, mostly because I can’t make up my mind on which of their amazing patterns to get!
Elastic by the Yard – plenty of fold over elastics here as well as some skinny elastic in fun colours.
Fabric Depo – decent range of lingerie elastic (the scalloped top style), also have a physical store for those in California
Swoon Party Shop – vintage lingerie elastic and metallic ric rac (hey I know it’s not knicker specific but it’s metallic ric rac!)
YYCraft – plenty of fold over elastic and some lingerie elastic
Mrs DePew – vintage lingerie patterns and supplies
DIY supplies and kits – fold over elastic and even some double edge frill elastic!
If anyone knows of anymore places either online or across the world, let me know, I can add them in so everyone can source what they need.