10 Sep Giveaway Winner and Answers!
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What a phenomenal response to the Eloflex Giveaway! I try not to respond to comments during a giveaway since it disrupts the sequence of numbers for the Random Number Generator. However, many comments included questions about sewing with Eloflex and my jacket, so I’ve pulled the questions from your awesome responses which are answered below.
Where was the fabric purchased?
I bought the fabric at Mood Fabrics in 2015 and it is long gone. Mood discards records and invoices after a certain period of time, so I have no information about the fabric. So sorry 😒
Why did you used Petersham Ribbon as a neck facing? Please show detailed photos.
Susan Khalje introduced me to Petersham Ribbon during a Couture Sewing class. Julie and I trimmed countless tunics in Petersham because the rayon thread with the braided edge is easy to shape unlike Polyester Grosgrain ribbon. I order the ribbon from thesewingplace.com
I stitched the ribbon on the right side of the garment extending the ribbon a 1/2″ beyond each edge.
After the seam was pressed toward the facing I under-stitched the seam before turning it to the inside of the jacket.
I pressed the extended ribbon under the seam and topstitched.
Another advantage of Petersham Ribbon is it produces less bulk as a single layer over seam binding which is often folded to produce a finished edge.
I thought white topstitching was the way to go on the front. I used black in the bobbin, but the white thread still pops through on the underside.
What precautions should be taken when winding Eloflex on the bobbin?
I simply wind as usual, but I always wind my bobbins slowly.
Are there any issues with tension?
I did not experience any tension issues. I adjusted to slightly less tension since the knit was heavier than the lightweight wovens I typically sew.
What stitch length did I use? Did you use a straight stitch or zig-zag?
I used a 3.5 stitch length on this garment. When sewing with Eloflex, you may sew with a straight stitch.
Is Eloflex available in a wide range of colors?
Eloflex is offered in 21 colors found here.
Where do I buy Eloflex?
Currently Eloflex is available at JoAnn Fabrics 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.
Any word on where to buy in Canada? South Africa?
I’ve just learned from a reader that Eloflex is available in all Fabricville stores in Canada. I’m not sure about South Africa, but will check in with Coats and Clark.
And now….. Congratulations to SANDRA (entry 413 EMAIL: kirksiffs@________) , winner of the ELOFLEX giveaway!
Please send your contact information to email@example.com by Thursday, September 14 or a new winner will be selected.
Many thanks to all readers for you wonderful comments and enthusiasm over the new Eloflex thread!
Until soon 🙂