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Default Hareline Scudback substitute

I have found a replacement for Hareline Scudback. Here are photos of the 1/4" and 1/8 " clear Hareline Scudback.


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It is identical to Sew-Ology Clear Elastic that I bought in the sewing section of Hobby Lobby. See the photo of the package and the material below.

Sew-Ology and Dritz brands of clear elastic

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Sew-Ology elastic 3/8" outside the package.

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This is clear elastic that is in the elastic section of the sewing departments. It is used in swim wear and underwear and is sometimes called clear swim wear or bathing suit elastic. Other companies make a similar material such as the Dritz brand that I bought at Joanne's. The Sew-Ology brand is thinner and better IMHO. I bought both to examine them.

Both brands are 3/8" in width and you get 5 yards of it for about $2-3. It comes in 3/8" width, and that is why Hareline cuts that into a 1/4" and 1/8" to sell it. I plan to cut mine into the same widths using a rotary cutter on a rotary cutting board.

You can color it with a marker to get the shade you want like the olive Hareline version.

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Good tip Silver....guess it's cheaper too
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Default Re: Hareline Scudback substitute

been using that for a long time

heres even more to last a lifetime

clear elastic | eBay

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Default Re: Hareline Scudback substitute

I use either of two things for Scud Backs

#1 Plastic Zip Loc bags

#2 Pearlescent Gift Shred from the craft store.
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Default Re: Hareline Scudback substitute

Gardening supply shops sell a stretchy green (I think) vinyl for tying plants to stakes. It works well too. Plastic or rubber surgical gloves. Dang near any thin plastic especially in clear or earth tones, I'll cut strips by taping it to a cutting board and cutting strips to size with a straight edge and an Exacto knife.
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