If you’re anything like me you’re always on the hunt for products that make will make your sewing experience better. When Coats approached me about trying out their newest product, Eloflex Thread, I was totally intrigued. I jumped at the opportunity and I can’t wait to share this revolutionary thread with you guys! Read to the end for two chances to win your own stash of this amazing product.
Eloflex Thread is designed to be used when sewing stretch fabrics. It has just the right amount of stretch making it super easy to sew those pesky knits and stretch wovens with ease. I honestly struggled a bit with how I would actually use this thread. I am constantly sewing knits for my kids and myself but do 90% of it on my serger. This new thread is meant to be used in your regular sewing machine which is a huge plus for those that don’t have a serger/overlock machine. Now, for those of us that are attached at the hip with our sergers how does this new thread help?
Well, I’ve had my thread for almost a month now and I’m constantly reaching for it! I’m so glad I had the time to really work it into my sewing routine so I can give you an honest, real life review. I’ve used it on dozens of garments and had the chance to see how it wears and stretches in many different applications. As I sewed my kids back to school requests it came in handy for topstitching knit pockets onto tees and finishing knit neckbands. The fact that it stretches means you can use your standard lengthened straight stitch for beautiful topstitching that retains the garments stretch! Game changer right there! I’ve almost always skipped the topstitching around necklines because I wasn’t a huge fan of the zig-zag finish my regular machine does. With this thread in both the bobbin and top, my stitch length lengthened just a touch, my neckbands have never looked better. This cute pair of undies was done by serging the elastic on then topstitching it down with Eloflex and a zig-zag stitch. So easy and I know it’ll last wash after wash.
I don’t have a Coverstitch machine and this thread is making it less and less a priority for me. I played around with my double needle and this thread and think I have the perfect combination to keep me happy for a long time. I have a Brother sewing machine and I use Eloflex in my bobbin with a stretch double needle and regular thread up top. I did try using all Eloflex and with my machine it was actually too much stretch, resulting in a bit more tunneling than normal. Even on this drapey poly rayon, my hems look great!
When thinking about what project I wanted to make to really highlight this thread I knew this gorgeous quilted knit would be perfect. Because of the quilting I wanted to use single stitch topstitching throughout the garment and this thread was just what I needed. With this thread in the top and bobbin I was able to use my regular straight stitch to hem the sleeves and bottom, sew the pleats, and topstitch the pockets and neckband for such a nice finish.
It has honestly changed my sewing habits. I will continue to use this thread for all my finishing needs on my stretch garments. I’m so wishing I had had this for all the swimsuits I sewed this summer and can’t wait to use it for next years. I know I will keep coming up with different uses for it too- workout gear, undergarments, socks/tights, Halloween costumes… I think the list will grow and grow!
Have I converted you yet? Are you ready to win your own pack to get you started? Just follow me on Instagram and leave a comment for me here once you have to be entered to win this fun rainbow pack of 10 colors that will get you hooked just like me. I’ll close comments and draw a winner next Thursday, September 7th. *Giveaway is now closed and winner has been notified. If you weren’t the lucky one head on over to your local Joann’s or Hobby Lobby to try it for yourself!!
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This thread was provided to me by Coats & Clark. The opinions stated here are my own.
Fabric in this post from Raspberry Creek Fabric (except yellow plaid that was gifted to me by my cute sister 😉