This cording is quite a lot of fun -- it's great for waistbands, of course. One of my favorite ways to do waistbands, especially for my skinny kids (and how they got that way I'm just not sure!), is to use both elastic and a drawstring -- that way the waistband is more adjustable and more forgiving of day-to-day fluctuations in size. But don't neglect cording's other options -- so many, including:
Available by the yard here or by the full, 288-yard-spool if you're needing quite a lot of cording, the cording is also available wholesale for our business customers. It's made in the US from certified organic cotton.
As always, be careful when using cording -- use common sense, don't use cording in places where babies or children could get to it and hurt or strangle themselves, be sure to follow all applicable government regulations when making items for sale, etc. (And on a practical note, if making something with a drawstring you're much less likely to lose the drawstring or have trouble with it if you sew down the middle in the back of your item, catching the drawstring so it can't be pulled all the way through.)
We're not offering swatches of the cording, since it's so affordable as is. Hopefully this won't cause any major problems; if it does, let's talk.