Tutorial: repairing a rain jacket's adjustment elastic - Flotte

Tutorial: repairing the elastic adjustment of a rain jacket


Most of our waterproof jackets are designed with elastic adjustment straps at the hood and waist to allow you to adjust them as you see fit and make your jacket fit your body and needs. They are convenient and easy to use, but can sometimes get damaged with use. Like all parts of a garment, an elastic band can wear out and the stitch that holds it in place can pop.

To be ready to repair it if it happens to you, we have concocted a little repair tutorial or how to sew your adjustment elastic and put it back in its place.


Here are the elements you need to have:

  • your adjustment elastic
  • its stopper buttons (which are used to block it at the length that suits you)
  • your hood


1era step: Fold the elastic so that both sides are the same size and make sure to keep the first stopper at the end of the elastic (where it is folded). Reinsert the elastic through the dedicated hole to bring it out on the other side of the hood and get both ends (so you can put on the second stopper later).

2th Step 2: Now that the two ends of your elastic are coming out of one of the holes in your hood (and the other side is blocked by a stopper), you can thread your second stopper onto one end of the elastic.

3rd step: join the two ends of your elastic and wrap them in a small rectangle of fabric.

4th step: you can then sew this piece of fabric to the elastic so that its two ends are once again united and become one! We use a sewing machine, but you can do just as well with a simple thread and needle 😉

Step 5: Put the elastic back in place, hiding the stitched part inside the raincoat. No one has seen anything!


Find the detailed tuto of the elastic repair right here :



For the waist, we follow almost the same steps as for the elastic of the hood. Only, instead of sewing it with a square of fabric, you can sew the elastic directly on the raincoat! Since it's inside, it won't show 😉


1era step : reinsert the broken elastic into its dedicated space at the waist of the raincoat.

2th step : you only have to sew the elastic directly on the raincoat by making 5 to 6 points. And be careful to sew the two ends!


Find the video tuto repair of the elastic waist adjustment right here :



After that, your adjustment elastics will be good as new! And no need to call in another person to fix them 😉



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