If you know how to make elastic thread design, you can make many interesting dresses and sewing projects in lesser time than you usually take. Using elastic thread is simple yet not everyone knows the secret behind doing it right. If you know how to use an elastic thread in bobbin case, you can make a style statement with simplest and plainest of fabrics.
HOW GOOD IS ELASTIC THREAD IN BOBBIN CASE?
You can make frills and gathers in any dress you desire. Be it a maxi dress, maternity gown, a night gown, a frock, skirt, pants, palazzo, sharara, sleeves or just anything and anywhere you want to add gathers with stretch ability.
DO YOU NEED A SPECIAL SEWING MACHINE FOR THIS?
Not at all! Using the bobbin case of your sewing machine (any make, any model), you can create the style of ruffles.
IT WOULD BE NEEDING TOO MUCH EXPERTISE TO HANDLE IT?
If you know how to wind your bobbin case and make straight stitch, then surely you can create elastic thread gatherings on any fabric.
WHAT IS THE BEST FABRIC FOR THIS KIND OF ELASTIC THREAD RUFFLES?
Satin, silk, crepe’, free flowing mixed fabrics, fine thin cotton, linen are good in the given order. You may try on thick textured fabrics too but the effects may be less dramatic.
WHAT CHANGES DO YOU NEED TO MAKE IN YOUR SEWING MACHINE FOR THIS TYPE OF STITCH?
You have to just keep the stitch width wide enough to hold the elastic. Keep the bigger screw on you bobbin case a bit loose (not too much,lest you actually lose it. As I did!).
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