Cloth Kits offers 1 inch and 2 inch wide, matte finished, plush and dyeable
fold over elastic. Fold over elastic (FOE) is perfect for finishing and
binding cloth diapers, cloth swim diapers, and cloth diaper
possible, you will receive a continuous piece of fold over elastic when
purchasing multiple yards. Enter a quantity of "1" for one yard,
"2" for two yards, etc.
see the drop down list below for the colors that are available at the time of
The Nitty Gritty on Fold Over Elastic
from Kayla's Cloth Kits
You should always
pre-wash your fold over elastic (FOE) in hot water before adding it to your
project since it will shrink slightly after the first wash.
fold over elastic (FOE) offered by Kayla's Cloth Kits is dyeable. RIT dye
(available in most grocery and retail stores) dyes this FOE very well.
the amount of fold over elastic that you would like to dye in some warm
water. Dissolve Rit dye into the recommended amount of water and immerse your
FOE in the dye solution until the desired color is achieved. Let the FOE
air dry. Test your fold over elastic for color fastness before using it
on your cloth diaper or cloth diaper cover. You may want to wait to
pre-wash your FOE until after it is dyed. If you are planning to dye
alot of FOE, I highly recommend purchasing the liquid form of RIT dye to reduce
waste. This method of dyeing works well for all the hook and loop sold by
Kayla's Cloth Kits as well.
people use 5/8 inch wide fold over elastic on cloth diapers, but we find that 1
inch FOE binds the multiple layers in cloth diapers much more easily than 5/8
inch fold over elastic does. Some fold over elastic has a shiny finish to
it. If you purchase this kind of FOE, it will work well for binding cloth
diapers, but it will not be dyeable.
prevent snags in your fold over elastic when the FOE interacts with the
hook tape closures on your coth diapers, always secure any hook tape
against loop tape (usually laundry tabs) during laundering.
Additionally, you may want to sew the fold over elastic so that the lined
side faces outward to reduce snagging of the matte surface.