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Gutermann Elastic Thread

Gutermann Elastic Thread is essential for all projects that require gathering, crimping, shirring and smocking. This elastic thread can be used in the bobbin of sewing machines as a under-thread only. You can also try adding it as a tracer yarn to your knitting and crochet projects for extra stretch and recovery. Tips for sewing with elastic thread I have found that this elastic thread works best when hand wound on the bobbin. Use just enough tension when winding to let it know you're in charge. After sewing, pull the threads and adjust the fabric to achieve the desired look. To create more gathers and still maintain elasticity, take your iron and hover steam over the sewn elastic thread. This will shrink the threads and create more gathers (while still maintaining elasticity.) After this, you can wash and dry normally without continued shrinkage. Available in black, white and navy. Price is for a single spool only. Black #4017 White #5019 Navy #5262 (This navy is very dark, near black in color.) Product Details Material: 64% Polyester, 36% polyurethane Brand: Gutermann Length: 11 Yards, (10 meters) per spool Made in Germany For a variety of thread: For hand and sewing machine needles and other tools and notions: