Hey Everyone… Happy Day! Especially for Janet Lowry – She is the winner of the sample pack of Eloflex Thread… I’m super excited for her because she’s been waiting to make her first swim suit and she thought Eloflex Thread would be the perfect thread to use. (I think she’s right 🙂 Coats and Clark is having a grand prize drawing, so you still have a chance to win this wonderful thread! The Grand Prize is the full collection of Eloflex Thread (all the colors) and a 50 spool assortment of Dual Duty XP. I haven’t really talking about this thread, but I want to tell you that it’s not the old Coats and Clark I remember my Mom sewing with. Dual Duty XP is a nice smooth thread that holds up to some of the other European thread on the market. I’ve been using it in class kits and it works great across a wide range of machines and sewers of all abilities. So… Click HERE to enter to win the Grand Prize! (I went to Joann Fabrics to check out the full collection of EloFlex Thread… Here are all the pretty colors. If you don’t have a Joann Fabrics near you, you can find Eloflex Thread at createforless.com
Just between you and me, I felt honored when Coats asked me to be part of the Blog Tour that is part of celebrating the launch of their new thread. There are a bunch of other talented bloggers that are working on special projects. If you want to follow along and visit other blogs on the tour, here is the schedule (I apologize that I didn’t get this list up before the start of it.)
August 24 The Sewful Life
August 29 JStern Designs
August 31 Sew Sophie Lynn
September 7 Goodbye Valentino
September 11 Sew Can She
September 14 Professor Pincushion
September 18 Simple Simon and Co.
September 21 Sew Mama Sew
September 25 Sew Liberated
September 28 The Mahogany Stylist
And if you want to go check out Coats Official Blog click HERE.
…And, now for my project. I decided that the Eloflex Thread would be a perfect companion to my Performance Sport Knit Fabric to create amazing Yoga Pants. Before I started working on the tutorial, I made a pair to wear to the gym. I wore them for a few weeks… trying to pop seams. I’m absolutely in love with them. All the seams still look great! The Eloflex Thread is really strong, and the built-in stretch allows the seams to give we me when I’m working out. I’m actually wearing them right now… look how nice the inseam is (and I didn’t even take the time to topstitch).
A few quick things about the Yoga Pants Tutorial. I used a light gray Eloflex Thread so you can see the details, normally I would pick a thread color that is darker than my fabric. I used a size 11 Stretch Needle. And, I’ve gotten some questions about winding the bobbin. I did not find that I had to slow it down when I wound the bobbin. I’m guessing that the bobbin thread was slightly stretched as the bobbin filled up. But, my seams came out perfect, so I don’t think it’s necessary to slow it down to wind a bobbin. Please let me know if you think you’re having trouble with this, or if you have any other questions. I hope you enjoy the video tutorial!