I was so happy to be selected to try out Coats new Eloflex stretchable thread. Initially, I thought of all sorts of "knit" things to sew. Once the initial excitement wore off, I decided to test the thread on something quick and easy. But first, I wanted to closely examine the fiber of the thread to take note of the look, stretch and feel of it between my fingers. It reminded me of embroidery thread. Then I tried pulling it while holding it between two fingers.
This might sound a little crazy, but I wanted to see if it actually had stretch and if it would break easily. Yes, it stretch and it did not break when I pulled on it. I wanted to assess the usability before I tried it in the sewing machine. I inserted a new Schwetz stretch needle, size 75/11; threaded a bobbin and the machine. I was able to use the thread like other thread without experiencing breakage or skipped stitches. I tested the stitching by holding the fabric taut and stretching it a little as the fabric passed through the needle plate area of the sewing machine. It sews beautifully. The stitches were the best when the fabric was slightly stretched though.
I really want you to try it out for yourself. Please leave a comment indicating that you would like to enter a drawing for a packet of ten spools of thread in a variety of colors. Just like the packet below. I will send it to the person who's name is drawn. If you would like to purchase the thread, you can find it at your location JoAnn's Fabric and Craft stores.
Also, go to the "Make It Coats" website to enter a contest for a grand prize. The link is here. Take a tour of the Make It Coats website for other products and project ideas.
Don't forget to let me know if you want to be included in to drawing for the packet of thread.
Thank you and Happy Sewing!
PS - DRAWING ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2017