How to Install Drawstring Elastic

 

I have only seen instructions for drawstring elastic which include the following concept: Make two (or one) buttonholes in the center front. After the elastic is installed, pull the draw cord out, cut it, and tie a knot in the ends of the cord.

Well, that is NOT how I do it. Kids like to untie things and cut them off (OK, not all kids).

I press the center front seam open, and topstitch around the seam at the place where I'm going to rip the seam open. This will be on the i