For a few dollars, the Elastic Glides 3 Pack just makes sense for sewing enthusiasts.
$4.75 gets you 3 elastic glides in 6MM, 12MM and 20MM allowing you to thread a variety of elastic widths. This sewing tool is great for threading elastic through narrow to wide casings allowing you to keep the elastic taut as your thread so that it doesn't twist. The elongated flat handle is easy to grasp making the whole process easy peasy.
As much as I love my trusty safety pin that I've used for years, once I tried the glides I wondered why I've waited so long?
Yellow Guide: 6MM <
Green Guide: 12MM <
Orange Guide: 20MM < (I have used this to thread up to 25MM without an issue)
Here is a pair of shorts I made for my son using 20MM Double Knitted Elastic for the waist band. If you are using anything other than non roll I suggest running a stretch stitch down the centre after threading to stop it from shifting. I love double knitted elastic for kids wear because its soft and has good stretch making it comfortable to wear.
If you end up grabbing a set, let me know what you think! Better yet, show me a picture of it in action and tag me @wickedfabrics #wickedinthewild for a chance to be featured via my Instagram/Facebook account!