It’s raining, it’s pouring and summer is almost over…… dreary I know, but a beautiful rainbow awaits. Introducing Coats and Clark Eloflex, an innovative performance s t r e t c h thread designed for high extension s t r e t c h seams!
Introduced to the market in July, this wonder thread will elevate your sewing experience whenever your sewing needs a little give and take 🙂 No more snapping seams on knits and certainly no more puckering!
Eloflex is indeed perfect for:
- Stretch seams in performance sportswear and activewear
- Stretch jeans and jeggings
- Highly stretchable seams in footwear
- Neck seams and hemming operations
The Coats & Clark representatives gave me a spool of Eloflex at our initial meeting in March. They did not tell me what it was and waited for a response.
“Is this s t r e t c h thread?”
Making sure I understood its significance, they asked me to give it a try and I sewed This Garment in April.
Now that the new colors have been released I sewed my latest with the Eloflex which is Vogue 9214 designed for moderate stretch knits.
Since the backing is black I used both black and white Eloflex threads. Every seam is smooth, and the thread is unlike any I’ve sewn with.
I made no alterations on the pattern and sewed a straight size 8. For me this is rare and for some reason the pattern fits me perfectly, but I recommend lengthening the bodice for anyone taller than me (5/2″) or with a long torso.
I finished all seams on the serger and used black Petersham ribbon rather than seam binding for the neckline finish.
I love the jacket and I am beyond thrilled to sew with a thread compatible with knit fabrics.
Eloflex is available in JoAnn stores and Hobby Lobby. A good online source for the thread is createforless.com or you can order it directly from the Coats & Clark consumer service department at (800)648-1479.
Coats & Clark recommends using a size 9 or 11 Ballpoint or Stretch needle with the Eloflex for best results. A universal and ball-point needle should also be compatible with the thread.
And now for the best news of all…. Coats and Clark is giving away an Eloflex gift package in 14 colors to one lucky winner!
Many thanks to Coats and Clark!