Braided elastics are made of natural and synthetic yarns braided around a natural or synthetic rubber. We stock several items in standard widths from 1/8” – 1” wide. Braided elastic is generally not made more than 1” wide. Braided elastic is used inside casings because it narrows when it’s stretched, and it looses its stretch and shape retention when it’s pierced or stitched through. Braided elastic has distinctive lengthwise, parallel ribs and is used primarily on sleeve hems, swimwear and leg bands.