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Stretch Thread - 12/13/2017 7:54:24 PM   
Linda S.

 

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Does anyone use coats and clark stretch thread? I've been noticing it at Joanne,
not sure how long this has been on the market. It sounds like it would be good
to use when sewing stretch fabric? Or maybe when using a twin needle stitch
instead of a coverstitch hem on knits.

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RE: Stretch Thread - 12/14/2017 7:39:53 AM   
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I haven't tried that, but how about the new "button-thread" that shrinks when you steam it after sewing on the button? Has anyone tried that?

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RE: Stretch Thread - 12/14/2017 8:59:29 PM   
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No, I haven't tried either. But what happens to the shank we leave when sewing on the button?

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RE: Stretch Thread - 12/15/2017 10:31:05 AM   
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I wondered the same thing about sewing on buttons. Even if we don't want
a shank, we need a little give. Interesting.

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RE: Stretch Thread - 12/15/2017 3:27:27 PM   
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I Googled it and C&C says it's for any kind of fabric which stretches. I haven't tried it or the button sewing thread either but the button thread intrigues me. I'm so tired of re-sewing buttons all the time.

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RE: Stretch Thread - 12/22/2017 10:42:14 AM   
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Carol, I just be missing the point entirely of this button thread that
shrinks. Can you explain how it would work? If it's just thread
that shrinks up after we sew on the button, the thread can still
wear out...right?

And even when we don't want a shank, a little room seems like the
good idea so the side with the buttonhole can sit under the button
(that's the reason we sometimes make a shank). I must be missing
something if coats and clark invented a whole new thread line for this.

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RE: Stretch Thread - 12/22/2017 9:30:26 PM   
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http://www.coatsindustrial.com/en/products-applications/industrial-threads/secura Linda, I haven't tried it but here's the CC website description.

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RE: Stretch Thread - 12/23/2017 12:06:20 PM   
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Thank you Carol....I didn't know it's fusible...that makes more sense now.

The thread with stretch seems like a good one to use when we're sewing knit fabric
on a sewing machine (instead of a serger). Or just to provide a little extra give in
the stitching. What won't they think of next : ).

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RE: Stretch Thread - 12/23/2017 12:45:00 PM   
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Oh wow. This thread is an amazing invention! I can't wait to try it!!!
check this out:

http://www.makeitcoats.com/us/new-eloflex-for-knits/

Figures...now that I've spent so much money on a coverstitch machine, I could
use this stretch thread and my twin needle stitching (which is pretty much like a
coverstitch) and wouldn't have my hems pop out later....without using a coverstitch.

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RE: Stretch Thread - 12/23/2017 8:23:17 PM   
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Thanks Linda fir that info.

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