How to Use Elastic Thread in Bobbin Case

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 and make a style statement with simplest and plainest of fabrics, then surely you’ll jump with joy.

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 I 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 I DO NEED TO MAKE IN MY 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!).

HOW TO GO ABOUT IT?

Just check out StitchingMall YouTube video and follow the instructions. Simple, and don’t forget to let me know how you liked it!

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