Shirring Elastic

Spools are approx 20m




Shirring elastic is a fine. round elastic, approx 0.5mm diameter

It’s not strong

Shirring elastic can be used to create an elasticated effect on necklines, sleeves, waistlines and cuffs. It may also be used on tops or dresses, where the elastic is used throughout the bust section of the garment to create a figure hugging result.

For machine sewing – shirring elastic is used only in the bobbin of a sewing machine, with standard thread used as the top thread.

Wind the shirring elastic by hand onto the bobbin, stretching it just slightly. Test for desired results, but a longer machine stitch is probably best

price per spool

Additional information


Black, White, Gold, Silver, Mustard, Burnt Orange, Purple, Dark Green, Navy, Emerald, Light Green, Royal, Light Blue, Beige, Red, Dark Grey, Light Grey, Pink, Ecru, Cream, Dark Brown, Mid Brown, Dark Pink, Wine


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

The-stitchery is based in Lewes, East Sussex and has been trading since 2008. We provide an extensive range for all your haberdasheryfabric  and knitting needs. In-store or online, we have a wide range of fabrics, buttons, threads - in fact everything for your dressmaking and sewing projects as well as wool and yarn for knitting. We also stock a wide range of crafting materials.

We have new deliveries every week are constantly updating our stock so please keep a look out on our social media pages for exciting new fabrics and haberdashery items - FacebookInstagramPintrest and Twitter. If you sew, knit, mend, create, imagine, stitch, do, make create or craft - please visit us online or in-store for all your haberdasheryfabric and knitting.