Tuesday, July 19, 2011

CraftShare: Fold Over Elastic (FOE) Giveaway!


This week of CraftShare is all about Fold-Over-Elastic (aka FOE).   It is hands down one of my favorite sewing items because of its versatility.  Here's the 411 on its super sewing powers:

It's an ultra soft elastic that has a seam in the middle so it can be folded (hence the name) and used much like bias tape. But besides being a way to finish edges, it's also ideal for adding stretch & gathering with ease.  And it doesn't have to be folded, so it can be used for LOADS of crafting ideas too.

 Here are just a few uses:

- Finishing hems, necklines, legholes & cuffs


- Underwear, cloth diapers or diaper covers


- Headbands/hair ties


- Flexible binding on toys, blankets, place mats, bags, etc.

As well as:
- Sewing bathing suits easily
- Fun & colorful jewelry
- Making awesome gathers

- Pacifier/toy clips and more!
And anything else you can think of!

Tips for working with FOE:
- It comes in various widths, but the 1" is the easiest/most versatile to work with. 
- Sew it on using a wide, triple zig-zag stitch set to 5.0 wide by 2.0 long
- Make sure the edge of the stitch is close to the open edge of the FOE so it won't curl up
- Can be sewn on like bias tape ~or~ stretched to create a gathered, stretchy edge



What I really love is that it comes in loads of colors - even super cute prints - to go with just about everything.  It really adds that extra something as a colorful trim.  Finding it can be tricky though - my  favorite source is:



They have loads of colors, widths & prints and the prices are great too.  Total bang for the buck. AND they ship all over the world - how's that for handy?  Want to win some for yourself?  

We're celebrating this week's CraftShare topic with a GIVEAWAY for a $25 gift certificate courtesy of FOE Your Diaper. 

Here's How To Enter:
- Go to FOE Your Diaper and then in the comments tell me what your favorite colors/prints are
For additional entries (leave a separate comment for each one):
  • Become a fan of FOE Your Diaper on Facebook
  • Become a follower of Sew Can Do 
  • Become a fan of Sew Can Do on Facebook 
  • Mention the giveaway on Facebook or your blog

The giveaway will be open until 11:59PM EST July 23, 2011.  I will announce the winner on July 24, 2011.  Good luck! Giveaway Closed.

Every day this week I'll be sharing some all-new, super easy tutorials for fun stuff using FOE, but you can find some of my past FOE tutorials right now by clicking HERE.

Here's a sneak peek at what's coming up:


See you tomorrow for more FOE fun!

74 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm intrigued. I'm always thrilled to learn about new craft/sewing materials. I can't wait to see all of the projects.

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  2. Ooohhhh, I've never heard of this. Definitely excited to learn more about this and then to try it out! :) I have a friend who is having her first baby in December and I wanted to sew up some diaper covers for her - sounds like a perfect project to start this on!

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  3. Thank you for introducing me to FOE, I had never heard of it. Went to FOE Diapers and choices are wonderful, I think the Red and White Dots could be used with so many projects.

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  4. I love the spotted elastic (red and white would be my first choice). The animal prints are great too. FOE could be a great easy way to finish the necks of tops too.

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  5. I love the Honey Bee on black. Too cute!

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  6. I love the dots in brown and blue.

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  7. I already follow your blog.

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  8. I've heard of FOE but never really looked into it much. It looks really awesome. The pink skull 1" FOE is adorable.

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  9. I already like Sew Can Do on Facebook

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  10. I follow Sew Can Do via RSS

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  11. i love all the dotted colors! have used plain white on diapers, would love the chance to try some of these awesome prints/colors for clothes!

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  12. i am a follower of sew can do

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  13. i'm a facebook fan of sew can do

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  14. Wow, love the colors, especially the aqua. Having two boys, this would be great using for tops and onesies

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  15. i think i'd go with a solid pink. thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  16. Hey, I love this stuff. The baby pink solid is my favorite, but I love the raspberry pink dots as well. I sew a great deal, but was totally unaware of this product. I have a brand new baby granddaughter and need to get my hands on this :-) Thank you for the contest!
    Sandra

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  17. Oh, I also am a follower of your blog on Google Reader.
    Sandra

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  18. Loves all...never used of this before too...
    My fav would be Transportation 1” PLUSH FOE , cute...

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  19. Following Sew Can Do via GFC...

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  20. Liked Sew Can Do in FB too...

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  21. I think FOE has changed my life as a sewist. I am very interested in trying out some plush, and I love all of the pinks and blues.

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  22. Boring, but I think I'd just go for pink.
    amo72 at ymail dot com

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  23. We are pirate crazy around here so I love the skull FOE. But I'd love to have a rainbow of all of the solids too!

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  24. I am a fan of FOE your diaper on FB

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  25. I am a fan of Sew Can do on FB

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  26. I'm working on some T-shirt Trunks for my son so I would choose blue and black.....I think!

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  27. Ooga Booga 1 - Grass & Natural was just one of my fav's.

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  28. I like sew can do on facebook

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  29. I love the Dots- raspberry & brown. Cute!

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  30. My fave color is grass green, but the ooga booga print seems cool too. I've never used FOE, and would love to try it out. I do sew a lot for my kiddos.

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  31. I love that solid crimson color!

    jenfur427 at hotmail.com

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  32. I follow Sew Can Do blog (of course!)

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  33. I'm loving the zebra print FOE, as well as the white and navy solids. I think some basic black or white 2" FOe would be useful, too.

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  34. love the red and white dots plush foe!

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  35. visiting from favecrafts.... wow foe has come a long way since i used it when my teenagers were babies!! im getting my first granbaby girl in Nov so the pink skulls would be great! thanks!

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  36. and im now a google follower, you have some great tutes!!

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  37. What a neat idea! I've never know what to do with fold over elastic... I would choose the Transportation to use for my boys. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  38. I'm a new fan of FOE your diaper on facebook!

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  39. I'm a new follower of Sew Can Do via GFC!

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  40. I now like Sew Can Do on facebook!

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  41. I shared the giveaway on facebook!

    Carla G

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  42. I would love to try out FOE from FOE your diaper. I sewed my daughter some cloth diapers last year (she's now 14 months) but I never got around to making anyting with FOE. I'd love to learn and it's the perfect time to make her a cloth swim diaper. I was eyeing that giraffe print. I have some butter yellow PUL that would look cute with it.

    - Anika

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  43. I love the red and white dots, as well as all of their solids... so many colours! I've never tried FOE but have been wanting to try it for a while. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  44. I also follow Sew Can Do. Thanks!!

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  45. I liked the Berry Plush. What a range of colors and finishes! Plushes and shinys, and neon pink skulls!

    Noreen

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  46. I like the whales print the best although I probably would get the most use out of the solid orange that you have.

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  47. just liked FOE your diaper too

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  48. My favorite FOE is the giraffe print :)

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  49. Liked the FOE Your Diaper Page on Facebook!

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  50. Already liked your page on Facebook :)

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  51. Just started following your blog!

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  52. One last comment...Share the giveaway on my facebook profile and business page!

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