boot side elastic

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    boot side elastic

    PPl

    please help........

    i am scratch building a pair of Fett boots and all was going well until.....

    I desperately need to purchase some black elastic to go on the sides of my boots. It needs to be approx 5" deep x 2" wide (see attached pic, not sure whose pic this is but thanks).

    Come on ppl i really need some help and i do not want to post pic's of the boots until complete but you will all love them......may be .

    thanks
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    Re: boot side elastic

    Come on guys any advice would be welcome. what does everyone else use?

    i'm begging you

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    Re: boot side elastic

    thanks for that but i need the stretch to go in the other dirction.

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    Re: boot side elastic

    I just thought of another possible source. They sell the back belts for lifting heavy boxes and furniture that are made out of extra wide elastic. Like this:

    http://imagex.homedepot.com/f/248/13...s/165890_3.jpg

    search Home Depot's site for Back Belt. I'm sure there must be something like it in the UK.

    They are cheap enough you just cut it up for what you need.

    Alan

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    Re: boot side elastic

    What about using neoprine...you know the stuff that wetsuits are made of. I think that would work great in the boots.

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    Re: boot side elastic

    The neoprene would be expensive and not stretchy enough over that small a space. Your best bet is wizardofflight's suggestion. I work professionally in the costume garment field, and I can tell you from experience it's difficult to find elastic that wide. If you can't purchase it directly, you may want to look for objects (such as the lumbar support belt) that have it, so you can scavenge it.

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    Re: boot side elastic

    cheers guys

    i am making appropriate enquiries already

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