Vogue 9214 and Eloflex Giveaway!

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07 Sep Vogue 9214 and Eloflex Giveaway!

It’s raining, it’s pouring and summer is almost over…… dreary I know, but a beautiful rainbow awaits.
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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!

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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
  • Underwear
  • Childrenswear

 

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.

V9214_aMy fabric is a zig-zag mid-weight knit with black polyester backing making it ideal for the unlined jacket with a pleated peplum.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

S992-Elofex-prize-packTo enter the giveaway simply leave a comment below. The winner will be announced on Sunday, September 10th. Good luck to all , and let’s celebrate this new reason to stretch and flex!

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Many thanks to Coats and Clark!

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419 Comments
  • Lyndle
    Posted at 05:11h, 07 September Reply

    I love your jacket! That fabric is wonderful and I really like the front zipper.
    This thread sounds very cool. I sew a lot of merino jersey and often struggle with hems popping, though I use a twin needle and woolly nylon in the bobbin. I’ll be seeking out some to try out, if it is available outside the US.
    Happy fall!

    • Patricia Bernard
      Posted at 13:31h, 07 September Reply

      I can’t wait to try this thread on some of my fall sewing!

    • ANne Corcoran
      Posted at 14:17h, 07 September Reply

      Love the jacket. Hope this is available in Canada too.

  • Faith Hutchison-Williard
    Posted at 05:15h, 07 September Reply

    Very cute jacket; love the pattern! Hope to win the thread! Take Care, Faith H-W

  • Nova
    Posted at 05:16h, 07 September Reply

    Very pretty on you!

  • Peggy Menster
    Posted at 05:21h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket. Love the beautiful colors of the thread too!

  • Carole Mellin-Thompson
    Posted at 05:23h, 07 September Reply

    Cute jacket and great fabric.

  • Lorraine Ashton
    Posted at 05:39h, 07 September Reply

    This is a logical answer to the problem of popping seams! You fight stretch with stretch. I’m glad somebody finally thought of this solution. I hope it sells very well.

  • Karey Harrison
    Posted at 05:40h, 07 September Reply

    I love the idea of stretch thread fir stretch fabrics. Can’t wait till its available here.

  • Rianna Brown
    Posted at 05:42h, 07 September Reply

    Such a happy moment when a pattern fits without alterations. Thanks for the heads up on people with long torsos. The zigzag pattern on this knit is so striking – lovely jacket!

  • Vicki Wolfe
    Posted at 05:51h, 07 September Reply

    Love the fabric. Mood?

  • Lisa Pirrello
    Posted at 05:52h, 07 September Reply

    Nice jacket! I’d love to try eloflex. Thanks!

  • Joyjc
    Posted at 05:53h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket is nice. And I’m really loving the colors of that thread. I will definitely test to straight out. To not have to worry about puckering and thread popping on knit fabric will really be nice.

  • Vivian M Katz
    Posted at 05:58h, 07 September Reply

    Wow cute jacket, and it does fit perfectly. I saw this thread at JoAnn’s yesterday and was wondering about it. Perfect timing.

  • Debbie Bowdish
    Posted at 05:59h, 07 September Reply

    I would love to win the Eloflex thread pack!!!! I have been sewing children’s bathing suits and it would be great to have the new thread to try!

  • Kathleen-Marie
    Posted at 05:59h, 07 September Reply

    Lovely jacket made with such precision… highly innovative and much needed thread … hope to find it readily available on-line.

  • Teri Stich
    Posted at 06:02h, 07 September Reply

    Once again, Love your style. This jacket is great, and would be so versatile. Love the fabric and, oh YES, love the thread!! Can’t wait to get some and try it out. Starting to work more with knits so timing is perfect! Of course, winning this contest would be quite helpful. Thank you for opportunity.

  • Jan Brown
    Posted at 06:05h, 07 September Reply

    Active wear is my next challenge so this would be great

  • Leigh Vint
    Posted at 06:05h, 07 September Reply

    Cute jacket! I’ve been waiting for thread like this!

  • Maria Merante
    Posted at 06:08h, 07 September Reply

    The jacket is tres chic! The threads are a great idea.

  • Elise O'Connor
    Posted at 06:10h, 07 September Reply

    You are always such an inspiration in your sewing! I just ordered some knits and was going to attempt a swimsuit this summer but time got away from me. Would love to try out this new thread.

    Elise

  • MaryEllen
    Posted at 06:11h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket is so pretty & stylish -I can’t wait to try this unique thread ! It will make sewing knits stress free . Thanks Sarah for hosting this giveaway !!!

  • Sandy Gibson
    Posted at 06:11h, 07 September Reply

    I have been re-teaching myself to sew with knits….first I’ve heard of this thread. Genius!!!

  • Marijane Smith
    Posted at 06:11h, 07 September Reply

    This thread sounds perfect for sewing seams of knits with regular sewing machine. Happy it is available at Joann’s and will get some very soon. Have a few beautiful yards of black and white I have been saving for a while. Can’t wait to try Eloflex! Thanks for the heads up about it and your jacket is beautiful! May try that, too!

  • Janice Koropoulis
    Posted at 06:13h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket and would love to try the new thread!

  • Ilse Moore
    Posted at 06:19h, 07 September Reply

    What a great looking jacket. Will have to try this thread
    Ilse Moore

  • Jeanne Winkelmann
    Posted at 06:24h, 07 September Reply

    Can’t wait to try this thread!

  • Yashika Cantrell
    Posted at 06:25h, 07 September Reply

    Cute jacket!

  • Kendra Cameron
    Posted at 06:30h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket! The proportions are just right.. And the stretch thread is very intriguing. I’ll have to look at JoAnns next time I’m there.

  • Anne B.
    Posted at 06:31h, 07 September Reply

    Beautiful jacket! So looking forward to this thread being readily available in Canada! Thanks for the tips on where to order it.

  • Melissa Brown
    Posted at 06:39h, 07 September Reply

    Love your peplum jacket! I agree with other posters that it’s a challenge to not have popping seams when sewing knits.

  • Fiona jk42
    Posted at 06:42h, 07 September Reply

    That jacket is beautiful and really suits you. The stretch thread is exactly what I need to improve my sewing of knit fabrics.

  • Rebecca Maddox
    Posted at 06:42h, 07 September Reply

    That is a beautiful jacket! I would love to try this thread!

  • Becky Bagwell
    Posted at 06:43h, 07 September Reply

    Great jacket and can’t wait to try Eloflex!

  • Elizabeth Bauk
    Posted at 06:46h, 07 September Reply

    Love it! I will definitely try this thread! I sew a lot of knit garments. And I have popped my share of seams.! Sounds like it could become a favorite!

  • CHRISTINE KILLE
    Posted at 06:49h, 07 September Reply

    I am a frequent sewer of knits and am hoping to sew more performance/workout wear to fill some gaps in my wardrobe, I can’t wait to try Eloflex.

  • Anna A
    Posted at 06:50h, 07 September Reply

    Love everything about this post — the pattern, the fabric, and the opportunity to win this innovative new thread!!

  • Treasa Antony
    Posted at 06:52h, 07 September Reply

    Thanks for the great review and the giveaway.
    Treasa

  • Debbie Pyle Verhoeven
    Posted at 06:52h, 07 September Reply

    I would love for you to do a tutorial on how to use the thread. Is it easy to wind on the bobbin? How does it come off the spool? Any issues with tension?

  • suzanne landau
    Posted at 06:52h, 07 September Reply

    Lovely fabric and pattern. Usually when sewing stretch knits or jersey I sew with a.slight zigzag stitch. Sarah, were you able to sew this jacket using a regular straight stitch? Also what length stitch did you use? thanks so much! Regards, Suzanne

  • Mary Ann Bassett
    Posted at 06:54h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket on you! When I last checked my local Joanns they had a spot cleared off on their rack, but no thread yet. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Cathy Alby
    Posted at 07:00h, 07 September Reply

    Can’t wait to try out this thread!

  • Katherine Dobrenen
    Posted at 07:01h, 07 September Reply

    Cool!

  • Kerry McNutt
    Posted at 07:02h, 07 September Reply

    Great jacket! Can’t wait to try the new Eloflex thread!!

  • Meg Fetzer
    Posted at 07:03h, 07 September Reply

    I love the jacket. I am looking forward to trying the new thread. Hope I win.

  • Michele Silberhorn
    Posted at 07:07h, 07 September Reply

    I love your jacket. The thread sounds wonderful and I am anxious to give it a try.

  • Paula Head
    Posted at 07:08h, 07 September Reply

    I love the jacket and enjoy the blog.

  • Karen LaDelpha
    Posted at 07:13h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket looks lovely on you!! Would love to try this thread, you are the first person that I’ve heard tried this product.

  • Cynthia Adkins
    Posted at 07:14h, 07 September Reply

    The jacket is lovely! I would be curious to try the stretch thread, do they have a wide range of colors?

  • Debbie Stevens
    Posted at 07:16h, 07 September Reply

    First saw your jacket on IG and headed to your blog for details. Your jacket will sell this pattern!!! The Eloflex thread sounds interesting and I can’t wait to try it for Stretch jeans!!

  • Linda N
    Posted at 07:17h, 07 September Reply

    Very nice! I can’t wait to use this thread!!!

  • Lisa Lacy
    Posted at 07:19h, 07 September Reply

    Love love that fabric! Excited about this thread.

  • Nicki Cooper
    Posted at 07:20h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket is wonderful! Can you post any photos of what you mean by using the Petersham to finish the neck? If you have a link to s tutorial (or could add a post about what you did!) I’d really appreciate it!
    I love your blog and your photos big some closeup shots of the details would be much appreciated too!!!
    And I hope that if I don’t win, I can find this thread in Canada! 😊 Thanks for hosting the contest!

  • Annette Siver
    Posted at 07:22h, 07 September Reply

    What an exciting new product! I’d love to try it, and I’d love to win it!

  • Kim Dimond
    Posted at 07:23h, 07 September Reply

    I would love to try this new thread out. I just don’t like using the wobble stitch so this may be my answer!

  • Rhonda Lane Gatti
    Posted at 07:24h, 07 September Reply

    The jacket is little very!

  • Rhonda Lane Gatti
    Posted at 07:25h, 07 September Reply

    Lovely.

  • Carolyn Branch
    Posted at 07:25h, 07 September Reply

    Glad to hear about this. Will look fot it in my local Joanns

  • Cecilia Pitas
    Posted at 07:25h, 07 September Reply

    This is an example of a pattern I wouldn’t have considered until seeing it made up. And the new thread sounds like something that fills a need I didn’t know I had!

    ceci

  • Angela Mitchell
    Posted at 07:29h, 07 September Reply

    I love this jacket but I am thrilled about the new cocept stretch thread! Definitely want to try!
    Angi

  • Susan Owens
    Posted at 07:30h, 07 September Reply

    This thread sounds amazing. Love the pattern. So rare to sew it directly from the envelope.

  • cheri schwartz
    Posted at 07:32h, 07 September Reply

    of course I would like to try this thread!

  • Karen Hinson
    Posted at 07:32h, 07 September Reply

    Lovely jacket. I am excited about being able to buy stretch thread, since I make a lot of knit garments. Hope I win the thread!

  • Nique Trimmersmith
    Posted at 07:35h, 07 September Reply

    Lovely jacket. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Mollie Bobo
    Posted at 07:37h, 07 September Reply

    I’ve been reading things about this new thread and am do glad to see a review.

  • Bobbi Piles
    Posted at 07:38h, 07 September Reply

    Beautiful jacket!
    The thread sounds interesting. It would be great for the leggings and bodysuits on my to-make list.

  • Bunny Smith
    Posted at 07:39h, 07 September Reply

    Seems like I only sew with knits these days! I would love to try this thread, so I hope I win!

  • Jean Feller
    Posted at 07:42h, 07 September Reply

    Great jacket! I’d love to give the thread a try.

  • Maria
    Posted at 07:44h, 07 September Reply

    The thread sounds perfect for chuldrenswear. I’d love to try!

  • Susan Tinnerello
    Posted at 07:44h, 07 September Reply

    Coats just keeps the new ideas coming! Brilliant idea. I have a stack of ITY knits this would be perfect for. As usual, your top looks fantastic. Great job and fit.

  • Kathie Boyle
    Posted at 07:47h, 07 September Reply

    The new thread sounds intriguing..

  • Nancy McKenzie
    Posted at 07:47h, 07 September Reply

    This could be a game changer! I can’t wait to try it.

  • Michelle Gregorek
    Posted at 07:47h, 07 September Reply

    Nice jacket! Thanks for the opportunity to try the thread.

  • Lynn Woll
    Posted at 07:48h, 07 September Reply

    I love the jacket! I do sew with knits and sometimes it is a huge issue on some seams that get a lot of stretch, that the thread doesn’t, and pops. Can’t wait to order some thread and try it on my next knit project!

  • Carol Gwynette
    Posted at 07:50h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket is really lovely and I can’t wait to try this new thread.

  • Sofie Mitropoulos
    Posted at 07:51h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket is such a perfect fit. I love that style of jacket with that little cute peplum. The threads sound terrific and I’m just about to embark on making some gym gear for me and my niece including swimwear which I make about every three months. I’d love to try this thread for it. Plus what great colours! Just perfect for gym stuff.

  • Cheryl Price
    Posted at 07:53h, 07 September Reply

    I am so excited about this thread. I cannot wait to see with it.

  • April Bailey
    Posted at 07:57h, 07 September Reply

    That jacket looks lovely on you. As someone who sews for small children, I think the Elofex is a marvelous idea!

  • Jean
    Posted at 07:58h, 07 September Reply

    First, I love your jacket- looks great on you. And I have just been reading about this thread. Would be perfect to try on some activewear that is in my sewing plan for fall. Thanks!

  • Joan Hedin
    Posted at 07:59h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket is adorable!

  • Anne Beecroft
    Posted at 07:59h, 07 September Reply

    I was curious about this thread, which I have seen advertised. I trust your opinion so I am definitely going to purchase some. I would love to win the package with lots of colors!

  • Rita
    Posted at 08:00h, 07 September Reply

    Another go e job. Cute jacket

  • Helen McCleneghen
    Posted at 08:01h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket! Love the thread!

  • Janet Wheeler
    Posted at 08:01h, 07 September Reply

    Love that jacket. Will definitely try the thread.

  • Yolanda Fastle
    Posted at 08:02h, 07 September Reply

    Lovely! Thanks for all youar tips!

  • Marsha Snodgrass
    Posted at 08:04h, 07 September Reply

    Wow, a thread that stretches, love that! I am just getting back into sewing after many years and really enjoy your post.

  • LaVerne Weaver
    Posted at 08:06h, 07 September Reply

    What a great idea ! Stretch thread would be great for all the knit fabrics and patterns that are out right now.
    Your jacket is beautiful and looks so nice on you.

  • Gayle
    Posted at 08:06h, 07 September Reply

    Love that jacket on you! Am looking forward to trying that thread!

  • Sue Fishbein
    Posted at 08:07h, 07 September Reply

    Eager to try this new thread!

  • Irene Mischkinis
    Posted at 08:08h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket looks lovely!
    Nice to know that there’s a new option for sewing thread. I’ve not had any problems with Coats & Clark regular thread, but a girl always needs options.

  • Adecia Walker
    Posted at 08:09h, 07 September Reply

    Beautiful jacket! I am going to put that pattern on my “to get list”! Also, I am looking forward to using this new thread.

  • G
    Posted at 08:09h, 07 September Reply

    This pattern was flying under my radar. nive jacket!

  • jaelh
    Posted at 08:12h, 07 September Reply

    super cute 🙂 love the jacket!

  • Linda
    Posted at 08:15h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket would like to win this

  • Sally Peterson
    Posted at 08:17h, 07 September Reply

    Make my own tights and would love to try it there great blog!

  • Star Gunning
    Posted at 08:17h, 07 September Reply

    This is great! I’ve heard about this thread and have been waiting for someone to review it. Thanks so much!

  • Patti
    Posted at 08:19h, 07 September Reply

    That jacket is so lovely and fits you to a tee. I am interested in this thread as it sounds like a great addition to the sewing world. I will look for some before I sew my next knit!

  • Rosalind Clayton
    Posted at 08:19h, 07 September Reply

    Your work is always exemplary! Beautiful jacket! Thanks for the info on the thread I will get it as soon as it’s available in Canada!

  • Madeline Rodriguez
    Posted at 08:21h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket! The material is beautiful! Praying that Irma misses the east coast especially the Carolinas!

  • Gail Releford
    Posted at 08:21h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket

  • Wendy Huss
    Posted at 08:22h, 07 September Reply

    I love the jacket! Will be fun to try the thread!

  • Claudia Griffin
    Posted at 08:23h, 07 September Reply

    Great jacket. Looking forward to trying this new thread!

  • P
    Posted at 08:23h, 07 September Reply

    I love sewing wirh knit fabrics. That thread sounds great! Thanks for sharing!
    Your jacket looks great! I’m tempted to try it knowing that a fellow “shortie” didn’t have to alter the pattern! !!

  • Mary Shoemaker
    Posted at 08:28h, 07 September Reply

    What a great proect! This piece will be a great addition to my wardrobe. Kudos for the zigzag pattern-very slimming!

  • Ginger Barlow
    Posted at 08:28h, 07 September Reply

    All your makes are beautiful and this one is no exception. I’d love to play with new threads!

  • Sandy Gammage
    Posted at 08:28h, 07 September Reply

    This is exciting. I still consider myself a novice at Sewing clothes. I watched a tutorial where the person used stretch thread but didn’t realize it would be available to the public so soon. Love the jacket and all the clothes you sew..

  • Betty Morgan
    Posted at 08:30h, 07 September Reply

    Thanks for the inspirations you send out. This is like all the other , just wonderful. You have shown how good one can get if you keep trying.

  • peggy leah
    Posted at 08:31h, 07 September Reply

    Might never have known about the thread if not for your post.
    Maybe I can now salvage a “disaster in knit” that is stored away.
    Your wardrobe keeps getting better and better! You make
    a fabulous representative.
    peggy

  • Linda Jepson
    Posted at 08:31h, 07 September Reply

    Wowzer, just what was needed for our knits. Great job C&C

  • Kathryn Barnhill
    Posted at 08:33h, 07 September Reply

    So I made mermaid tails from shiny 4,way stretch for 4 granddaughters and this thread would be so great.They have outgrown them so 4 more will be made for swimming next summer
    I’d love to win this. The fabrics are bright shiny Lycra and spandex
    Kathryn

  • Marvel Donovan
    Posted at 08:34h, 07 September Reply

    I love the jacket and love even more the thread. I remember the days of wooly nylon and am so e cited to see a product come on the market that gives us stretch without the hassle. I have to buy the thread ASAP as I am in the middle of making my fall wardrobe. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ginny winter
    Posted at 08:37h, 07 September Reply

    I would love to try it on a pair of leggings I am planning-they have mesh panels and are very stretchy

  • Carolyn Orth
    Posted at 08:37h, 07 September Reply

    Wow, this is revolutionary!

  • Ellen Mise
    Posted at 08:38h, 07 September Reply

    Lovely jacket and interesting concept on the thread. I dont usually look at Coats and Clark thread so you introduced me to something new

  • Catherine
    Posted at 08:41h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket is lovely. I’ve been reading a lot about elastic threads lately and have been wanting to give them a try.

  • Kay Dole
    Posted at 08:42h, 07 September Reply

    This thread would be great to use on all my knit projects.

  • Karen York
    Posted at 08:44h, 07 September Reply

    Great jacket! I’m excited to try this thread.

  • Rachel
    Posted at 08:45h, 07 September Reply

    Would love to try this thread, thanks for the opportunity!

  • Adrianne Caldwell
    Posted at 08:45h, 07 September Reply

    Beautiful jacket! I have some eloflex on order as I am hoping to sew active wear with it Create for less has many colors on back order so I would love to win this giveaway!

  • LYNNETTE PEASE
    Posted at 08:50h, 07 September Reply

    Wow! Beautiful jacket. Love the exposed zipper. I am very happy to hear about this thread. I am just beginning to sew bras and underwear and will definitely give it a try!

  • Casey
    Posted at 08:51h, 07 September Reply

    That thread is such a good idea. I always cringe when I hear my knit seams rip.

    Great job on the jacket!

  • Patricia Flournoy
    Posted at 08:51h, 07 September Reply

    On my way to JOANNS…I always look forward to your Blog…Inspiring! Merci

  • Susie Heintz
    Posted at 08:51h, 07 September Reply

    I can’t wait to try the thread – it sounds like a miracle thread. Thanks for the information. Your jacket looks beautiful and is so appropriate for your figure.

  • Elizabeth Smith
    Posted at 08:51h, 07 September Reply

    Beautiful jacket ….it would be great to have seams that don’t pucker. I’m a “long time” sewer but new at sewing with knits. This would help so much with my adventure. Thank you for all your beautiful examples of clothing.

  • Christine Taylor
    Posted at 08:52h, 07 September Reply

    I too love the jacket, its very chic with lovely lines. and I would like to see a bit more detail on the use of petersham. I have just started sewing with knit fabrics and would really like to have a chance to use this Eloflex thread, it might be the answer to some of my problems.

  • Evelyn LeVasseur
    Posted at 08:53h, 07 September Reply

    Classy looking jacket…Love your blog!

  • Eileen
    Posted at 08:54h, 07 September Reply

    You are such an inspiration in the world of sewing…..introducing us to new products in such a beautiful way!

  • Cheryl Kinnear
    Posted at 08:57h, 07 September Reply

    I’ve always wondered why, with so many specialty threads available, there were no stretch threads. Finally! Thank you, Coats and Clark. BTW, your jacket is spectacular, as are all of your other projects. You are my inspiration!

  • Catherine Stone
    Posted at 08:57h, 07 September Reply

    I would never have even given that pattern a second look… until now. It looks great on you.
    Love your choice of fabric and the fit. I’m looking forward to trying the thread!

  • Marie Barrese
    Posted at 09:03h, 07 September Reply

    Would love to sew my knits without the stitches popping! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great new thread, but also for the information to purchase.

  • Mary Holderman
    Posted at 09:04h, 07 September Reply

    Can’t wait to try the thread!

  • Marybeth Tawfik
    Posted at 09:04h, 07 September Reply

    EXACTLY what we’ve all been waiting for! Love your jacket too.

  • Sharon Kane
    Posted at 09:05h, 07 September Reply

    As they say, the proof is in the pudding and your jacket is gorgeous! Thanks for introducing us to a new product and explaining the whys and hows to use it. I would certainly love to have the opportunity to use this new thread from Coats and Clark.
    Sharon.

  • Sandra Parker
    Posted at 09:06h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket

  • Saarah
    Posted at 09:07h, 07 September Reply

    I always find your sewing adventures

  • Angela
    Posted at 09:07h, 07 September Reply

    What a fantastic innovation – I can’t wait to try that thread!

  • Jean Humphrey
    Posted at 09:11h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket and can’t wait to try the new thread! Planning a jacket for fall is just what I need to get beyond the summer blahs I’ve been stuck in. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Kimberly Thomason
    Posted at 09:12h, 07 September Reply

    I’ve recently become a fan of sewing knits. So far, I’ve only made a few items, but look forward to making many more. This thread sounds like it would be a game-changer for these projects! I also love the peplum jacket and will have to add that to my list of fall projects!

  • Paceda Petrone
    Posted at 09:12h, 07 September Reply

    Love your jacket! Looking forward to trying that thread.

  • Mary Stein
    Posted at 09:14h, 07 September Reply

    Sarah, as always, you are an inspiration. You have innate taste for your wardrobe and I am glad companies in the sewing world are recognizing you as an influencer. Beautiful job on the jacket too.

  • Seleste Skinner
    Posted at 09:14h, 07 September Reply

    Sounds great and looks great!

  • Laurina Peters
    Posted at 09:15h, 07 September Reply

    Finally an alternative to a tiny zigzag stitch or having to thread my serger! What a wonderful solution to sewing with knits! That is a great looking Vogue pattern. Very flattering style.

  • Martha Town
    Posted at 09:22h, 07 September Reply

    Wonderful jacket! This new thread sounds great!

  • Renee berry
    Posted at 09:23h, 07 September Reply

    Amazing that someone thought up such a product. Can’t wait to grab some to try.

  • Ruta
    Posted at 09:23h, 07 September Reply

    Thank you for opportunity, I love to win the stretch thread !
    Cute jacket.

  • Phyllis
    Posted at 09:24h, 07 September Reply

    As always, a beautiful job on the jacket.

  • Tiffany Moore
    Posted at 09:24h, 07 September Reply

    Good morning! Thank you for this post. Thread sounds hopeful! It would be great if we could see a picture of your seam binding replacement. I love your book!💕

  • Rita D. Murphy
    Posted at 09:26h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket is beautiful on you, and it fit right out of the envelope! The pattern, fabric and now the thread you chose worked so well together.

  • Carole bremerman
    Posted at 09:27h, 07 September Reply

    I would love to try that thread
    And your jacket is beautiful!

  • Adaire Graham
    Posted at 09:28h, 07 September Reply

    I read about this new thread in Pattern Review a few days ago and ordered some from Amazon. It should be here soon. Can’t wait to try it especially for children’s knits.

  • Carole bremerman
    Posted at 09:30h, 07 September Reply

    Beautiful jacket. I would love to try the thread you used

  • Wanda
    Posted at 09:31h, 07 September Reply

    I love that pattern! Wouldn’t have thought of using a zig zag. It turned out very pretty! As usual, you’ve made me wish I could get back into the sewing room, but life is getting in the way right now. (Life in a good, but a very busy way.)

    I’m excited about the new thread!

  • Barbara Goudy-Bachman
    Posted at 09:36h, 07 September Reply

    I’m excited to try this new thread! I love that jacket too!

  • Dana Tougas
    Posted at 09:36h, 07 September Reply

    Love the fabric for the jacket! Interesting new thread. Looking forward to trying it in the future.

  • Lois Van Ackern
    Posted at 09:37h, 07 September Reply

    Your reviews are always so interesting and fun to read. I would love to win the new Eloflex thread, as I sew mostly with knits.

  • Jane Cartwrigt
    Posted at 09:37h, 07 September Reply

    Nice voice of fabric on the jacket, and the news about the stretch thread reads like a great idea for knits!

  • Kimber Crow
    Posted at 09:38h, 07 September Reply

    Great jacket! Thrilled at the new Eloflex thread. I’d love to win the pack of thread. Thanks.

  • Kathy
    Posted at 09:39h, 07 September Reply

    I can’t wait to try this new thread!

  • Tammie Kielpinski
    Posted at 09:40h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket looks gorgeous on you. I appreciate the chance of owning this thread. I am looking forward to make jackets for myself and daughters as well.

  • Becky Hopkins
    Posted at 09:45h, 07 September Reply

    Love your jacket. Looking forward to trying this new thread. Could you explain more about how you used the Petersham, and where you buy it?

  • Sue White
    Posted at 09:45h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket! The thread sounds like something I need to try.

  • Cissie Wellons
    Posted at 09:48h, 07 September Reply

    What a cute, versatile jacket. Can’t wait to try this thread!

  • Patricia Stroup
    Posted at 09:49h, 07 September Reply

    Beautiful jacket. I think I will try a peplum jacket. And I will try the new thread by Coats and Clark.

  • Nelda Basenberg
    Posted at 09:50h, 07 September Reply

    Love this jacket and can’t wait to sew it myself. Also excited about trying Eloflex thread. What a great invention for sewists!

  • Linda Neubauer
    Posted at 09:55h, 07 September Reply

    Cute jacket! Would love to try this thread. Thanks!

  • Sharon
    Posted at 09:55h, 07 September Reply

    After 40 years of sewing, I am thrilled to discover this thread! Love your jacket!

  • Ruth Tollett
    Posted at 09:57h, 07 September Reply

    I love this jacket! I can’t wait to try this thread!

  • Claire Pullman
    Posted at 09:58h, 07 September Reply

    Love your jacket, Would love to try this thread.

  • Laurinda
    Posted at 09:59h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket and I can’t wait to try this thread!

  • Melanie Banford
    Posted at 10:01h, 07 September Reply

    I think this thread will be very helpful in my sewing. I cannot wait to try this thread!

  • Mary Jean Cunningham
    Posted at 10:07h, 07 September Reply

    I’m sold! Hope Coats and Clark is gearing up to meet the demand which would appear to be huge from all the comments above! As always, I want what you made – you are so good at matching fabric to pattern!

  • Dayo Boyd
    Posted at 10:08h, 07 September Reply

    That jacket is super cute! I may not even wait for the winner announcement. Joann at lunch it is!

  • Elizabeth Lewis
    Posted at 10:12h, 07 September Reply

    I can’t wait to try this thread! I sew with knits most of the time and this thread will ensure great results.

  • Melissa B
    Posted at 10:13h, 07 September Reply

    Darling jacket! That thread sounds so amazing, I’ll have to pick some up if I don’t win. Happy sewing!

  • Miriam Knox
    Posted at 10:14h, 07 September Reply

    Wow what interesting thread, can’t wait to try it. Love the jacket on you, looks so comfortable too!

  • Nikki Sunderland
    Posted at 10:15h, 07 September Reply

    That thread sounds awesome. I’m excited to try it

  • Sharon Peters
    Posted at 10:16h, 07 September Reply

    Impressive. It seems so obvious, now, to have stretch thread for stretch fabrics… too bad we didn’t have this decades ago! I’m looking forward to using this thread.

  • Linda Berube
    Posted at 10:17h, 07 September Reply

    Beautiful Jacket and you look adorable in it! Curious how my sometimes fussy sewing machine would “like” this thread. Any tension adjustments needed for you? Thanks!

  • Dana Perez
    Posted at 10:19h, 07 September Reply

    This an exciting new development. I would be thrilled to give it a try.

  • Carrie Diamont
    Posted at 10:19h, 07 September Reply

    Beautiful jacket! Love the ability of this thread – I would love to give it a try myself!

  • Terri Burt
    Posted at 10:19h, 07 September Reply

    Love the idea of stretch thread

  • Joy Jensen
    Posted at 10:22h, 07 September Reply

    Cute jacket and very practical. I appreciate your comment about lengthening it for a taller person. I already had that in my mind.

  • Rachel Trindle
    Posted at 10:23h, 07 September Reply

    This thread is intriguing.

  • Jan
    Posted at 10:23h, 07 September Reply

    Very cool thread! I can’t wait to try it!

  • Cheryl lanfear
    Posted at 10:28h, 07 September Reply

    I cannot wait to try this on hems and
    More. The Seams on your jacket are beautifully smooth.

  • Yoshie Wong
    Posted at 10:30h, 07 September Reply

    Cute jacket.

  • Marcia nichols
    Posted at 10:30h, 07 September Reply

    Love your jacket and I would love to try real stretch thread!

  • Nan Doll
    Posted at 10:32h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket is lovely! I can’t wait to try this thread myself!

  • Monica Mathias
    Posted at 10:32h, 07 September Reply

    I cannot WAIT to try this thread!! Love your jacket! I am gearing up for sewing fall sweater knits for myself and my daughter. Will definitely buy this thread!

  • Barb Scott
    Posted at 10:32h, 07 September Reply

    Hi — your jacket is lovely…..and perfect color on you. I hope to be the lucky one who gets this thread bundle. As for the rain, we are in Mooresville, NC. It is highly likely both you in Spartanburg and we will get hit by hurricane Irma. Just a matter of how badly. Batten the hatches and hope for the best!

  • Karen J McColl
    Posted at 10:36h, 07 September Reply

    Sounds like this is a product worth trying…

  • Pam zimmerman
    Posted at 10:38h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket and the fabric. Pam

  • Lauren Loughlin
    Posted at 10:40h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket is lovely. I just bought a Quilt Expressions from Pfaff a few months ago & was thinking of making a wool knit dress for fall. Maybe I will give this dress a try. I am going to NCY in November and plan on hitting MOOD and other great shop!

  • Kathy Darling
    Posted at 10:42h, 07 September Reply

    I love your jacket! I will have to pick up that pattern and this new thread you speak of!

  • Teresa Arnold
    Posted at 10:43h, 07 September Reply

    I sew a lot of dance costumes using mostly stretch fabrics. I can’t wait to try this thread!

  • Tracy
    Posted at 10:43h, 07 September Reply

    Great jacket! I love the whole idea of Eloflex — I’ve been sewing a lot of knits lately, and thread designed for knits is such a great idea. (I actually have a Japanese pattern book that calls for it, and I haven’t been able to find it anywhere. So glad it exists now!)

  • m k paris
    Posted at 10:48h, 07 September Reply

    This jacket/top looks great on you! Great choice of fabric too. I’ll be looking for this new thread when I go to get supplies to start my fall sewing!

  • Michele Svedberg
    Posted at 10:48h, 07 September Reply

    I’ve been curious to try this thread. I have a body suit make day with my girlfriends so it would be perfect for that.

  • Belinda Pond
    Posted at 10:49h, 07 September Reply

    The jacket is gorgeous! I used to sew almost everything that my children and I wore, but life got in the way for about a decade. Now that I’m getting my sewing mojo back, I’d love to try the Eloflex thread. I have a piece of organic cotton/hemp knit in heathered brown and cream that will be perfect for the Eloflex. Thanks for telling us about it!

  • Allie Casey
    Posted at 10:49h, 07 September Reply

    Yes, please!! Finally a good solution for knits that don’t like to be sewn. Love your jacket and all the beautiful clothing you make. Thanks for sharing this new product. My hand is raised and waving!

  • Rheta Stears
    Posted at 10:51h, 07 September Reply

    Can’t wait to try this thread. I am currently sewing a stretch lace dress for my grand daughter and this sounds like this would work well.

  • Vicki P Burkins
    Posted at 10:55h, 07 September Reply

    How exciting! I love all the sewing advice you give us, and your clothing is beautiful! You are an inspiration to all sewers! It is great to learn about new products.

  • Deborah Weber
    Posted at 10:56h, 07 September Reply

    What a beautiful jacket! I am going to get that pattern right away. Using stretch thread make so much sense on stretch fabric. Can’t wait to try this new product! Happy sewing!

  • Cassandra Dolphay-Jones
    Posted at 10:56h, 07 September Reply

    Hi, lovely jacket and great giveaway! 🙂

  • Rita Johnson
    Posted at 10:56h, 07 September Reply

    Thanks for the tip on lengthening–I always have to! I sew lots of knits and can’t wait to try the new thread. I have a good coupon for Joann’s!

  • Martha Belfour
    Posted at 10:57h, 07 September Reply

    Looking forward to trying the C & C Eloflex thread.

  • Helen Gorsuch
    Posted at 10:59h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket is gorgeous. Can’t wait to try this thread.

  • Anne Martin
    Posted at 11:05h, 07 September Reply

    Another beautiful project. Your perfect combinations of fabric and pattern always amaze me

  • Marilyn Metz
    Posted at 11:05h, 07 September Reply

    Darling jacket! The new thread will be interesting to try.

  • Louise Strayhorn
    Posted at 11:07h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket! I’m eager to try the eco flex .. Seems like a great innovation.

  • Tamara Oster
    Posted at 11:09h, 07 September Reply

    I love your jacket, very flattering and fun. The thread sounds fascinating, I am looking forward to trying it. I truly enjoy your blog, we have many of the same tastes and perspectives on clothing. I made my own clothes all through junior high and high school. I enlisted in the Army over 38 years ago and my dear Uncle Sam has been dressing me ever since. As I near my mandatory retirement in two and a half years I am looking forward to making my own garments again ~ thank you for being an inspiration to me. I CAN do this! Blessing for you and your family.

  • Melony
    Posted at 11:10h, 07 September Reply

    I am looking forward to seeing with this thread.
    I really like the jacket you sewed. Very classy.

  • Melwyk
    Posted at 11:19h, 07 September Reply

    Love your jacket! I hadn’t noticed this pattern before, and I also hadn’t realized that we are the same height 😉 Great to know this jacket fits so well!

  • Janet Allen
    Posted at 11:21h, 07 September Reply

    What a great concept!! We will be using it all the time. I will look for it at Joanne’s
    Thank you as always for your inspiration!!

  • Felicia Reese
    Posted at 11:22h, 07 September Reply

    This is really sharp. You have a good eye for fabrics.

  • Soledad Seman
    Posted at 11:23h, 07 September Reply

    Would love to try this new thread!

  • Jean Lee-Jackson
    Posted at 11:24h, 07 September Reply

    Love that jacket! looks good on you! I sew a lot of knits and looking forward to trying the thread!

  • Carol Tonini
    Posted at 11:29h, 07 September Reply

    Sewing with knits can be intimidating but with this new thread I am ready to tackle them again. Love the jacket!

  • Elaine Sweet
    Posted at 11:29h, 07 September Reply

    Since I sew mostly knits I am so eager to try this new stretchy thread! It will be o nice to be able to use my regular machine instead of having to thread up the serger all the time (with 4 spools) especially for mending and shorter seams where a serger is not necessary. Congrats to Coates for thinking ahead about what will make our sewing endeavors easier.

  • Tiffany W.
    Posted at 11:32h, 07 September Reply

    I love your jacket. Everything you sew looks very good on you. I would love to try out this new thread. It’s amazing that they have created a stretch thread.

  • Susan King
    Posted at 11:33h, 07 September Reply

    Love your Blog. Love the Jacket. Love the thread.

  • Alex in California
    Posted at 11:38h, 07 September Reply

    I would have thought that this fabric made up with this pattern would look bulky. It doesn’t. I was speaking to someone yesterday saying that you’ve got to keep current with what is being created to help sewing/tailoring become easier. I’m glad I saw your post this morning.

  • Vancouver Barbara
    Posted at 11:42h, 07 September Reply

    Love your jacket. Stunning. Tell us about the fabric and where it came from. Love this new concept thread and will be thrilled to use it. Please enter me for the draw. Thank you.

  • Kathleen O'Brien
    Posted at 11:43h, 07 September Reply

    What a lovely jacket on you! It’s really good to hear of someone sewing with this thread so we all know how it will perform. I make costumes for live theatre, dance and opera and would love to use this thread with dance costumes that take a beating – no popping seams would be a godsend!

  • Cindy Charlton
    Posted at 11:45h, 07 September Reply

    Beautiful Jacket, I might need to pick up that pattern. I have a lot of knit fabrics in my stash to use with this new thread.

  • Susie Gorham
    Posted at 11:45h, 07 September Reply

    Nicely done! I love the texture of the fabric. Well done!

  • Sharlene Reinicke
    Posted at 11:49h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket!!

  • Martha Long
    Posted at 11:50h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket! Tell us where you found the fabric!

  • Helga Hamlin
    Posted at 11:52h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket, this pattern is now on my want list.

  • Lone Star Couture
    Posted at 12:02h, 07 September Reply

    Great jacket! Just enough of a peplum and avoids that circle skirt look. Amazing idea on the thread. Looks like a must have product. Do they plan to offer a full range of colors as some point?

  • Kelly Riley
    Posted at 12:02h, 07 September Reply

    Would love to try this.

  • Maria
    Posted at 12:03h, 07 September Reply

    Great jacket and a great fit! Is there anything you’ve done that doesn’t look fantastic?? (I doubt it!) I love, love, love to read your posts. Very inspiring! Thank you for another great idea! 🙂

  • Sue Orr
    Posted at 12:04h, 07 September Reply

    I like your jacket. I’m very excited about the new stretch thread. I will be checking my local Joann Fabrics for it.

  • Theresa Brooks
    Posted at 12:09h, 07 September Reply

    I have some rayon knit in my stash that I would love to try with this thread!

  • Becky Smith
    Posted at 12:15h, 07 September Reply

    Can’t wait to try it. So glad that Coats is keeping up with the sewing trends of the modern sewer.

  • Sharon Vail
    Posted at 12:17h, 07 September Reply

    Cannot wait to try this thread. Thank you!

  • Sharon R Killian
    Posted at 12:18h, 07 September Reply

    I love your jacket, Sarah! You always look so elegant. Thanks for sharing!

  • Vicki DeVito
    Posted at 12:25h, 07 September Reply

    Thank you Coats & Clark!!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 12:25h, 07 September Reply

    Cute jacket! And I love the idea of this thread.

    I hope you have laid in the hand-sewing in case Irma heads your way. Be safe!

  • Sandra Cunningham
    Posted at 12:27h, 07 September Reply

    Lovely jacket. I have the pattern in my stash. May have to pull it out for the fall. I love Coats and Clark thread, glad they are producing something new.

  • Markita hall-gumble
    Posted at 12:28h, 07 September Reply

    Love your jacket, blog and the tunic bible. Can’t wait to try out the thread.

  • Marcia Clever
    Posted at 12:29h, 07 September Reply

    Love your jacket! Why, why, why has it taken so long for any company to come out with stretch Thread. I can not wait to give it a try.

  • Eileen Baker
    Posted at 12:29h, 07 September Reply

    So pretty! Your makes are always inspiring!

  • Alania Sheeley
    Posted at 12:38h, 07 September Reply

    Love your jacket. It is always refreshing to hear that our resources continue to develop great tools for us to get better results.

  • Linda from Southeast PA
    Posted at 12:40h, 07 September Reply

    What a nice unlined semi-stretch jacket pattern and fabric! Thank you for the introduction and review of the thread. I have a little sewing experience and am looking for a nice project to build my skill levels and provide me the ability to custom fit a jacket as I am tall and always need to increase the torso and sleeves. I am inspired by your blog and lovely creations. (Just ordered the Tunic Bible and can’t wait to start experimenting with some tunics as well.)

  • Carol Lewis
    Posted at 12:44h, 07 September Reply

    Sounds like a great new product–we aren’t in the 70’s anymore, Dorothy!

  • Michele Mayama
    Posted at 12:50h, 07 September Reply

    Exoflex may become my new best friend as I see lots of knits! Thanks for the recommendation.

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 12:51h, 07 September Reply

    oooo yes I need to try Exoflex. Will be great for my knits .

  • Isabel Hendry
    Posted at 12:52h, 07 September Reply

    WOW! A great sewing idea whose time has finally come. Can’t wait to try this new thread!

  • Alice Elliot
    Posted at 12:53h, 07 September Reply

    I’m working almost exclusively with stretch fabrics lately. Would love to try this thread.

  • Elle C
    Posted at 12:54h, 07 September Reply

    This thread sounds like it would be fantastic to sew with. Any word on where they will be selling this in Canada?

  • Joan
    Posted at 12:57h, 07 September Reply

    Wow, your readers love a giveaway, Sarah!

    Lovely jacket: seems like a great one for easy elegance and perhaps travel, as well!

  • Pamela H.
    Posted at 12:57h, 07 September Reply

    Always interested in improving my knowledge base and skill set. I’d like to try this thread! Thank you!

  • Barbara Goldstein
    Posted at 12:57h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket. I sew with knits all the time and would love to give this thread a try.

  • Eleanor Schreyer
    Posted at 12:59h, 07 September Reply

    Love your jacket! I actually have this pattern, but have never made it up…youve inspired me to get it out & get busy! It’s a perfect look for this time of year. Thanks, once again, for the inspiration !

  • Linda T
    Posted at 13:01h, 07 September Reply

    You look great in everything you make! Can’t wait to try this thread; I’ll pick some up at J’s if I’m not lucky to win!

  • Janet Malwitz
    Posted at 13:08h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket. Am anxious to try the new thread.

  • Michelle Fuller
    Posted at 13:19h, 07 September Reply

    Wow a no alteration garment, no way am I that lucky. I can’t wait to try the thread!

  • Claire
    Posted at 13:20h, 07 September Reply

    What a great pattern and on trend for fall with the peplum and separating zip! The thread sounds very interesting.

  • Susanne Scheurwater
    Posted at 13:23h, 07 September Reply

    Wow that jacket is stunning!! and who wouldn’t want stretch thread with all the wonderful stretch fabrics for us to stash!!
    thanks for a wonderful giveaway….and I l.o.v.e. your blog and can’t wait for each entry!!

  • Linda Richards
    Posted at 13:23h, 07 September Reply

    Gorgeous jacket! Can’t wait to try this thread on my next project…just received my beautiful stretch cotton fabric order from Mood! Now to find the thread…

  • Paula Chipman
    Posted at 13:25h, 07 September Reply

    Wow what a beautiful jacket and the thread! I mean stretch thread changes everything! Thank you for sharing.

  • Linda K Anderson
    Posted at 13:25h, 07 September Reply

    So enjoy checking in, and seeing our latest creations! They are a joy! Keep up the good work-

  • Beverly J Victorianne
    Posted at 13:28h, 07 September Reply

    I would love to sew that jacket using the new product from Coats & Clark . The color choice for the Eloflex thread is perfect for all the knit and stretch fabrics available today. I have just the fabric selection and pattern to use . I am inspired from your blog all the time. Happy Sewing !!!!!

  • Rachel Haze
    Posted at 13:33h, 07 September Reply

    Stretch thread….. I will be getting some for all my projects.
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Sharon Sellars
    Posted at 13:34h, 07 September Reply

    What a terrific jacket. I’d love to try out this stretch thread.

  • B.Pritchard
    Posted at 13:36h, 07 September Reply

    This thread is tHe best invention since the serger/overlocker!

  • Sondra Millard
    Posted at 13:38h, 07 September Reply

    I can’t wait to try this! I’m beginning to create my own line of dyed garments and this will help so much!

  • Mary Howard
    Posted at 13:43h, 07 September Reply

    I have hesitated to purchase V 9214, but now that I see your great jacket I am going to add it to my stash. I have been afraid of sewing with knits for all of the reasons stated by you and other commenters. No more fear with Eloflex thread!

  • Doris wright
    Posted at 13:46h, 07 September Reply

    Wonderful thread, just love using it.

  • Barbara Speer
    Posted at 13:46h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket. Have seen the pattern, but didn’t realize that it made up so well. Would love to try the thread. Your blog was one of the first I followed when I got back into sewing again three years ago. You have never let me down.

  • Chris schwab
    Posted at 13:48h, 07 September Reply

    The color range is lovely…looking forward to getting some into my notions.

  • Leigh
    Posted at 13:50h, 07 September Reply

    your jacket looks great! It would be fun to try out the new thread.

  • Kandy Shepherd
    Posted at 13:51h, 07 September Reply

    What a cute jacket. I would love to try the thread on one for myself

  • Allison C Church Bird
    Posted at 13:52h, 07 September Reply

    Wow what amazing thread!! Love the jacket pattern too!

  • Suzanne egger
    Posted at 13:54h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket – so interesting about the stretch thread since I sew with so many knits.

  • Christine
    Posted at 13:59h, 07 September Reply

    Love thejacket and the thread sounds ideal.

  • Spanky Rykiel
    Posted at 14:12h, 07 September Reply

    This is great news since most of my clothing I sew is stretch knit.
    As always your selection of fabric and pattern is stunning.
    You are such an inspiration to the garment sewing world.
    Thank you.

  • Alexa Shelton
    Posted at 14:23h, 07 September Reply

    I really want to try that flex thread. I’ve been sewing a lot of my active wear. Beautiful top!

  • Gail Daigh
    Posted at 14:31h, 07 September Reply

    your jacket is great! I can’t wait to try that thread!

  • Joan Lastovica
    Posted at 14:32h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket looks great on you! Thanks for the info on the thread.

  • Susan Child
    Posted at 14:32h, 07 September Reply

    Love your jacket – great fit. Would like to try this thread on stretch denim.

  • Marie Z Johansen
    Posted at 14:40h, 07 September Reply

    Where to begin?
    I LOVE that jacket on you! It is truly unique!
    I love how the wallpaper on your site matches the zig zag pattern and colors too!

    I am so pleased to see Coat’s upping their thread game. They have come out with some excellent new products recently.. since I have only recently begun to tackle sewing with knits I would be most grateful for the chance to try this new thread! Thanks for providing that opportunity to win !

  • Ann Schucker
    Posted at 14:40h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket is stunning. This thread sounds like an exciting new tool for those of us who sew!

  • Helen Schneider Mcintyre
    Posted at 14:42h, 07 September Reply

    Looks wonderful on you!

  • June Davis
    Posted at 14:51h, 07 September Reply

    Wow! I would love to won this special gift. This sounds like a fantastic new way to sew.

  • Joen Venitsky
    Posted at 14:56h, 07 September Reply

    Love your jacket! This thread sounds amazing!

  • Ruth Lutz
    Posted at 14:56h, 07 September Reply

    What a beautiful jacket – perfect for the cooler months in the south. Eloflex thread adds a whole new dimension to sewing and I am excited to try it! Knits have become my new “go-to” favorite for comfort during our long, hot Florida summers and this opens up new possibilies for finishing garments! Thanks for sharing!

  • Erin Ashby
    Posted at 15:01h, 07 September Reply

    This stuff looks great! I can’t wait to try some because I am so tired of snapping knit seams.

  • Peggy Shepherd
    Posted at 15:09h, 07 September Reply

    Looking forward to some fall sewing with this thread.

  • Karla Crane
    Posted at 15:14h, 07 September Reply

    Can’t wait to try this new thread!

  • Tracy Bales
    Posted at 15:22h, 07 September Reply

    This sounds like an awesome product! I’ll have to pick some up soon!

  • Carol Sloan
    Posted at 15:23h, 07 September Reply

    I love the jacket! That fabric is great.
    I’d love to try the thread out – I sew a lot of stretch fabrics and I believe it would make that job a lot easier!
    Thank you!

  • Rosemary Axtell
    Posted at 15:31h, 07 September Reply

    I love that jacket and would love to win a new klind of thread! Good luck to me!

  • Margaret Winters
    Posted at 15:33h, 07 September Reply

    That new thread sounds justo wonderful!

  • Rose Perez
    Posted at 15:36h, 07 September Reply

    Your garment as always looks fabulous .I just bought a spool of Black and one in White can’t wait to try it, I just cut out to stretch knit tops, which I am going to use the thread on.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Rose

  • Karen S
    Posted at 15:37h, 07 September Reply

    Very cute jacket. I love the fabric. I sew with lots of knits and would love to try this new thread out. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Deborah Howe
    Posted at 15:40h, 07 September Reply

    Love your jacket. Can’t wait to try the thread

  • Mary Frances Giattina
    Posted at 15:41h, 07 September Reply

    Hoping to explore sewing with knits, I think I really need this! Thanks😄

  • Chris Gibbons
    Posted at 15:43h, 07 September Reply

    I love seeing what you make. I can’t wait to try this new thread. I have just recently began to sew with knits again after a number of years. You are an inspiration to all who sew. Thanks for sharing all that you do.

    Christine

  • Kathy Eager
    Posted at 15:44h, 07 September Reply

    Very happy to hear there is a stretch thread suitable for today’s type of fabrics. We travel so I am happy to know where this thread can be purchased. Love the jacket!

  • Diane O'Neal
    Posted at 15:44h, 07 September Reply

    I’m so glad to see this product, it will be useful in so many applications. I can’t wait to try it!

  • Beth Sherwin
    Posted at 15:48h, 07 September Reply

    Wow! The next step to making sewing knits easier and easier. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Marie in AZ
    Posted at 15:48h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket is simply gorgeous! Would love to give this thread a try, since I sew mostly knits…..

  • Shelby
    Posted at 15:50h, 07 September Reply

    Always looking forward to trying something new. I sew many knits, so this might be a great addition to my sewing toolbox!
    Very cute jacket with a bold design!

  • Susan Evans
    Posted at 15:51h, 07 September Reply

    Oh, I would love to try this new thread out!

  • Autumn
    Posted at 15:56h, 07 September Reply

    Sounds like an amazing project and your jacket is beautiful!

  • Sylvia Johns
    Posted at 15:59h, 07 September Reply

    Love he outfit and can’t wait to try the thread!

  • Sylvia Johns
    Posted at 16:00h, 07 September Reply

    Love the outfit and can’t wait to try the thread.

  • Diana Stanley
    Posted at 16:17h, 07 September Reply

    That jacket is impeccable as usual! I’d love to try out this thread!

  • Kathy Hills
    Posted at 16:20h, 07 September Reply

    This is such a pretty make. I like the chevron and the colors make an otherwise bold print, more subtle. A perfect combo.

  • Ellen Z
    Posted at 17:00h, 07 September Reply

    That thread looks wonderful. I may have to visit JoAnn’s or HL soon!

  • Christine Fromont
    Posted at 17:18h, 07 September Reply

    I love your blog and always find it inspiring! I think the new stretch threads sound positively awesome and as I live in New Zealand, I am going to get my daughter who lives in Denver, to get some and send them to me.
    Many thanks and keep up the good work!
    Christine

  • Christine Fromont
    Posted at 17:21h, 07 September Reply

    And I have also bought the Tunic Bible and am loving that too!
    Hugs
    Christine

  • Wendy M
    Posted at 17:25h, 07 September Reply

    Love this jacket! Looks beautiful on you! Do you have any pics of the petersham used on the collar facing? Can’t wait to try the thread!

  • Andrea Lockley
    Posted at 17:42h, 07 September Reply

    I love getting new idea on how to make my garments look even more professional. Thanks for sharing your secret. I love the jacket

  • Esther Domitilia
    Posted at 17:53h, 07 September Reply

    Esther Domitilia

    Love your jacket, love coat and clarks, what an innovative thread to make our sewing more easy and creative love you all that make sewing more fun every day, sewing is my life

  • Judy Pineda
    Posted at 18:01h, 07 September Reply

    Your jacket is fabulous and that thread sounds great!!

  • Palo Verde
    Posted at 18:04h, 07 September Reply

    I had hear of Eloflex (and another brand’s similar thread) on Pattern Review and was thinking about trying it. I’d love to use it on my sewing machine since more often than not, my serger and I aren’t on speaking terms.

  • Karen M. Derbes
    Posted at 18:05h, 07 September Reply

    Your makes never disappoint! That jacket looks fabulous on you, love your fabric choice! I would LOVE to have a collection of that new Eloflex thread!!!

  • Ardy Wolynec
    Posted at 18:10h, 07 September Reply

    Beautiful jacket and fabric!!!

  • Linda Stevenson
    Posted at 18:18h, 07 September Reply

    Wonderful jacket Nice to be able to match thread to your knit garment

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 18:26h, 07 September Reply

    I love it when it fits out of the envelope!

  • Jennifer Draut
    Posted at 18:33h, 07 September Reply

    Lovely jacket. I’ve been curious about this thread. Thanks.

  • Lamar Mendiola
    Posted at 18:45h, 07 September Reply

    I love that jacket and the thread sounds like a dream to sew with. I will check it out at my local Joann store this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  • Faith Daya
    Posted at 19:27h, 07 September Reply

    I am looking forward to this new innovative thread!

  • Sarah Jean Harrison
    Posted at 19:32h, 07 September Reply

    What an amazing innovative product! This is going to fly off the shelves!

  • catherine Jacqout
    Posted at 19:41h, 07 September Reply

    Man, what I wouldn’t give to be a size 8 again! Love the look and would love to have the thread!!

  • Cindy Trombley
    Posted at 19:42h, 07 September Reply

    Love the pattern! Would love to try Eloflex thread even more! Have a project that’s just waiting for this thread!

  • Susan Moore
    Posted at 19:44h, 07 September Reply

    Love the jacket- may try the pattern. Yours looks better than the picture. I’m looking forward to trying the thread- bought some on the recommendation of a lady on the vogue/McCalls/butterick page on Facebook.

  • Kathy Blinco
    Posted at 19:58h, 07 September Reply

    Fabulous jacket! I’m anxious to try this tread. I’ve seen several good reviews about it. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Kate
    Posted at 20:10h, 07 September Reply

    Beautiful jacket!

  • L Harris
    Posted at 20:19h, 07 September Reply

    This is an exciting innovation in thread! I would love to try it!

  • Carla Cox
    Posted at 20:23h, 07 September Reply

    I like the jacket design. It’s perfectly made.

  • Kathy Zachry
    Posted at 20:23h, 07 September Reply

    Thank you! I’d love to try it!

    Kathy

  • Steve Otto
    Posted at 20:27h, 07 September Reply

    Comment. Would love to try this new thread

  • Marsha Law
    Posted at 20:29h, 07 September Reply

    Great to see some innovative threads hitting the market. Coats & Clark is one of only two brands that my machine likes.

  • Charlene McDaniel
    Posted at 20:49h, 07 September Reply

    Beautiful as always. I wish I did not have to alter patterns to fit. One day maybe. Thanks for the blog.

  • Karon L Scott
    Posted at 21:19h, 07 September Reply

    I love the jacket. I am really practicing working with the stretch fabrics, and would love to try the new threads.

  • Carla Mayfield
    Posted at 21:21h, 07 September Reply

    I LOVE that jacket! I’d totally make it, but as you suggest, I’d lengthen the bodice by probably two inches.

  • Shahira Habib
    Posted at 21:42h, 07 September Reply

    Woooow such a cute little jacket 💕💕💕

  • Beth Robson
    Posted at 21:58h, 07 September Reply

    Awesome thread can’t wait to try it!

  • Sheri Lewis
    Posted at 22:08h, 07 September Reply

    Another beautiful fitted garment. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Renee Fullen
    Posted at 22:15h, 07 September Reply

    I love it! Great job Eloflex! I love the jacket, too. craftygirl

  • Sarah Schwab
    Posted at 22:15h, 07 September Reply

    I’m always inspired by your sewing. I think I need to try this new thread since I’m sewing more knits.

  • Toni Morse
    Posted at 22:19h, 07 September Reply

    Fabulous jacket! Very interested in this thread as I’ve done a lot of seeing with Stretch fabric and have quite a few know I need to sew. Thanks for the review!

  • Christi Scheffel
    Posted at 22:26h, 07 September Reply

    I could definitely use this thread on my shelf. I’m glad you came up with this one.

  • Lila LaCroix
    Posted at 22:34h, 07 September Reply

    I would really like to try the new stretch thread. I have pucker problem when I see knits because I don’t use a serger. Lila

  • Nancy
    Posted at 22:36h, 07 September Reply

    Lovely jacket! I sew a lot of knits, will have to look for this thread next time I’m in Joanns

  • Marcia Gaffney
    Posted at 23:41h, 07 September Reply

    How wonderful that Coats and Clark has finally come up with a thread that is truly compatible with with knit fabrics. I will be searching for this.

  • Titi Ogundiya
    Posted at 23:42h, 07 September Reply

    Love the Jacket and would love to win the threads.

  • Pamela Flynn
    Posted at 23:50h, 07 September Reply

    You did a beautiful job, the jacket looks great on you!

  • Kathy McKenna
    Posted at 23:51h, 07 September Reply

    As always, a great result!

  • Elizabeth
    Posted at 00:06h, 08 September Reply

    Gorgeous jacket and I am very intrigued by this thread.

  • Nancy hoffman
    Posted at 00:08h, 08 September Reply

    Darling jacket…add my name to the hat!

  • Gabrielle Pierard-Thomason
    Posted at 00:11h, 08 September Reply

    As always, your jacket is beautiful! I’m really looking forward to trying this new thread, as I am planning my fall wardrobe right now. It will include a number of knit tops, poly rayon slacks with stretch, and stretch jeans. Oh, and a new jacket probably from some boiled wool that is in my stash.
    Keeping my fingers crossed! except when I’m sewing!

  • Mary Pomeroy
    Posted at 00:19h, 08 September Reply

    I love your jacket – it looks wonderful on you! I can’t wait to try this new thread. I am glad it comes in lots of colors because I know I will be using it for many garments.

  • Jennifer Tompkins
    Posted at 00:20h, 08 September Reply

    Lovely as usual!

  • Josephine Feldhoff
    Posted at 01:04h, 08 September Reply

    Nice sewing, the jacket loock fantastic. That thread sound like the solution of popping seams

  • becca Fairl
    Posted at 01:08h, 08 September Reply

    I Love your outfit! Looks so neat and looks good on you..im a beginner seamstress. .i just love anything that relates to sewing. I have started to make my grandkids pajamas and eloflex will be perfect for it. I hope I can win the gveaway keeping my fingers crossed!! THANK YOU and GOD BLESS

  • becca Fairl
    Posted at 01:12h, 08 September Reply

    Awesome outfit this will be perfect 4 my new project I’m a beginner seamstress and I’m making my granddaughter pajamas this will be awesome thread I’m keeping my fingers crossed on the giveaway

  • Dawn Jacob
    Posted at 02:42h, 08 September Reply

    Part of my brain says, “There’s no way that will wind onto a bobbin or feed through the tension discs neatly.” Another part says, “Oh my goodness, so cool!! No more zigzaged hems on knits?!” I hope it’s the second part that’s correct.

  • Cathy Giles
    Posted at 02:43h, 08 September Reply

    Beautiful jacket. Your choice of fabrics is great. Looks very comfortable too. I really enjoy your blog. News of this stretch thread is perfect timing, as I am just starting to delve into the world of sewing knits. Thank you.

  • Wendy
    Posted at 03:06h, 08 September Reply

    What a stunning jacket! Heading out to buy the pattern now! I really hope this fabulous thread will be available in South Africa as most of my sewing is with stretch fabrics. Just soooo comfortable to wear!

  • Kath Truran
    Posted at 03:09h, 08 September Reply

    I love your jacket, it’s a beautifully sewn piece. I’d love to be able to access this wonderful Coates thread, but being in Australia it will probably be a long wait!! Everything seems to take forever to find its way to us.

  • Kim Trick
    Posted at 06:19h, 08 September Reply

    What was the source of your fabric?

  • Mary Ann McGrath
    Posted at 09:25h, 08 September Reply

    Great jacket, now to see if I can source this thread in Nova Scotia!

  • Tina Spear
    Posted at 09:58h, 08 September Reply

    Love, Love, Love your jacket and can’t wait to try the thread on my next knit project. Just might be this same pattern. Where did you get the fabric? You know I love to copy you!!!

  • Margo Johnson
    Posted at 10:04h, 08 September Reply

    I love the pattern and the fabric makes it stunning. I can’t wait to try the thread. What a great idea!!
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  • Barbara Byrne
    Posted at 10:10h, 08 September Reply

    Will ELOFLEX stretch to make my 60th birthday a real treat this Sunday, 10th September????

  • Teri
    Posted at 10:39h, 08 September Reply

    Lovely jacket! I just got some cotton knit fabric with which I want to use Eloflex to sew some tops.

  • Patricia Brown
    Posted at 11:27h, 08 September Reply

    Beautiful jacket. I love the colors and fabric design. I hope I win!

  • Esther Lara
    Posted at 11:30h, 08 September Reply

    I wonder if it is because of the thread or the fabric, but this jacket looks wonderful!

  • Brenda Everett
    Posted at 11:39h, 08 September Reply

    Perfect jacket for fall! I sew a lot of stretch fabric so I would love to try this thread out!

  • Jinder Gill
    Posted at 12:06h, 08 September Reply

    Judging by the number of entries, this is obviously a very brilliant idea and everyone is interested in trying it. Me included!
    I love your jacket and how wonderful when the pattern fits straight out of the envelope!

  • Becky Holdsworth
    Posted at 12:15h, 08 September Reply

    One might say this is a real stretch to the imagination! As usual, you have done a lovely job with your jacket. Hope to go over this afternoon to see the pattern and thread on hand.

    Thanks and keep up the good work…plus, be safe from the storm.

    pfaffmobile

  • Sandra L Ellison
    Posted at 12:33h, 08 September Reply

    Would love to try out the new thread!

    Your jacket is so beautiful — as is everything you make! Thanks for sharing.

  • Diana R. Paulsen
    Posted at 13:21h, 08 September Reply

    Classic. I want to make the jacket.

  • Diana R. Paulsen
    Posted at 13:23h, 08 September Reply

    Its a classic. I want to make one.

  • Catherine Rider
    Posted at 13:47h, 08 September Reply

    I love the casual, lightly tailored look of your jacket. I am intrigued by this new thread. Will have to hunt it down at Joann’s.

  • Susan Snyder
    Posted at 13:57h, 08 September Reply

    Where has this thread been all my life? Why didn’t I think of it-and convince someone to market it. Thank you for your beautiful sewing and blog-and for trying out this thread for us.

  • Catty Andry
    Posted at 15:05h, 08 September Reply

    Cute jacket! And handy thread. Will look for it in the one remaining fabric store in Asheville, Joannes.

  • Carolyn B
    Posted at 15:09h, 08 September Reply

    Wow. This sounds amazing. Hems on knits are a constant battle. I’m international so if the giveaway is for US only please choose someone else

  • Eileen Munson
    Posted at 15:36h, 08 September Reply

    What a cute jacket ! I hadn’t noticed that jacket in the book. I still have summer brain.
    Of course I would like to win the thread.

  • Karen Christensen
    Posted at 15:52h, 08 September Reply

    Great Jacket. I wonder how the thread would work for the bobbin when using a twin needle, something I’d like to try.

  • Sharon Archer
    Posted at 15:53h, 08 September Reply

    Wow! I love the look of this. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Janice Delahunty
    Posted at 16:28h, 08 September Reply

    I would love to give this thread a whirl! I can’t wait to try it out. Maybe once Hurricane Irma moves out of Florida I will be able to snag some.

  • Cathi McLean
    Posted at 16:35h, 08 September Reply

    This sounds like an amazing product and that coat is FABULOUS on you! So beautiful

  • Jaimee De Mond
    Posted at 17:20h, 08 September Reply

    What a great fabric choice for this pattern. This jacket looks fantastic on you! Thank you for sharing your details, especially the Petersham ribbon in the neckline. I can’t wait to try this new thread – and it’s almost the weekend, woohoo!

  • Sandra Betts
    Posted at 17:43h, 08 September Reply

    Just purchased a spool of this thread. Can’t wait to try it out on some knit tops that are in my sewing schedule for next week.

  • Mary Erb
    Posted at 19:06h, 08 September Reply

    I am excited to try the new thread. With all the stretch fabrics out there today it is a great asset.

  • Rochelle Jay
    Posted at 19:25h, 08 September Reply

    I have avoided working with knits for years. This is a game changer!

  • R Duling
    Posted at 20:31h, 08 September Reply

    Would love to win this exciting new thread. You’re generous to share it.

  • Jan Quarles
    Posted at 21:40h, 08 September Reply

    Wonderful jacket! The thread would be so much fun to try!

  • Tam McKinley
    Posted at 21:42h, 08 September Reply

    I want to try this out too, please count me in.
    Best regards.

  • Danielle
    Posted at 05:35h, 09 September Reply

    Love!!!! The fabric is amazing where did you get it? If you use this thread with knits does that mean you can sew with a straight stitch?

  • susan b james
    Posted at 08:18h, 09 September Reply

    love the jacket and the fabric. would love to win the thread.

  • Shelly
    Posted at 08:29h, 09 September Reply

    Wow, a great jacket pattern. It looks terrific! Stretch thread; what a great idea for both woven and knit fabrics. I’d love to give it a try. Please count me in.

  • Sarah Eby
    Posted at 10:30h, 09 September Reply

    Oh how interesting! I haven’t done much sewing with knits, this just might be what I need to try more.

  • Thelma Black, Blacksewing
    Posted at 12:01h, 09 September Reply

    Gorgeous Fabric and Jacket! I have been following your blog for several years and you always provide valuable tips on sewing products and techniques, which I love. I sew a lot of knit fabric and was searching for thread alternatives. This is great! Thanks for continuing to keeping the sewing community informed.

  • Glenda Hall
    Posted at 14:38h, 09 September Reply

    What a lovely jacket.

  • pete partin
    Posted at 15:27h, 09 September Reply

    What an exciting new product!

  • Susan Smith
    Posted at 15:43h, 09 September Reply

    The fabric and jacket pattern are well suited for one another. With several knits in my fall sewing queue, I am excited to learn of this new stretch thread and anxious to give it a try.

  • linda williams
    Posted at 17:29h, 09 September Reply

    Someone sure had their thinking cap on when they came up with this new thread. I can’t wait to try it. I really love how you incorporate new products and techniques into such modern sewing projects. I am a true fan and thanks so much for continuing to inspire me and make my day.

  • Yanina Kern
    Posted at 18:07h, 09 September Reply

    I love your jacket!

  • Diane Miller
    Posted at 18:40h, 09 September Reply

    Hmm, I wonder if this would work on rayon? The fabric puckers so easily, and maybe this would give me a prayer of getting nice smooth sewn seams. Your jacket is wonderful and I hope you enjoy many happy years wearing it.

  • Tomasa
    Posted at 19:14h, 09 September Reply

    Your jacket is beautiful – love it!

  • Kate Metzler
    Posted at 19:40h, 09 September Reply

    Would love to try this, how cool!

  • Barbara Yonjof
    Posted at 23:18h, 09 September Reply

    Yea! Stretch thread! No puckering – no popping! Knits will hold together forever! Love it! Love the jacket too Sarah – very stylish and classy.

  • Yvonne Bennett
    Posted at 23:48h, 09 September Reply

    And you crank out another stunning, well fitted and tres chic garment! Beautiful fit, too! Interesting thread. I wonder if it’s similar to Wooly Nylon used in the serger and that begs the question if you sewed the seams with this new stretch thread then used the server to finish the seams, did you use Wooly nylon tin the serger or plain thread? At any rate, I’ve gotta try it now! Lol

  • Laura Casey
    Posted at 12:27h, 10 September Reply

    WOW this is a very cool jacket…can see it many fabrications…..and this thread, amazing, have 3 spools on order, naturally their out…but it will be great for fall sewing.
    Thanks so much for you endless inspiration, and clear written blogs….love ya-Laura

  • Teresa Hawkes
    Posted at 13:23h, 10 September Reply

    love the jacket and cannot wait to try the thread!!

  • Sandra
    Posted at 15:02h, 10 September Reply

    I want to be you when I grow up! Love all your projects and LOVE this jacket. Thanks for the info on the new threads.

  • designdreamer
    Posted at 16:09h, 10 September Reply

    Very cute jacket. Would love to try the thread.

  • Jennifer Essad
    Posted at 19:20h, 10 September Reply

    nice design/style, love the fabric. I’m so excited to try this new thread Coats offers us amazing colors too!

  • Tamra
    Posted at 10:41h, 11 September Reply

    Great looking jacket would love to try it. And the thread would np e fun to try too,,
    Thanks,

  • Dana Dovel
    Posted at 13:52h, 12 September Reply

    So excited to try this new thread.

  • Susan Simon
    Posted at 19:15h, 12 September Reply

    I’m always afraid to sew knits although I have a lot in my stash–maybe this new thread will get me going!

  • Jana Duplantis
    Posted at 02:13h, 27 September Reply

    I just bought some of this thread & cant wait to try it!

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