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« on: October 10, 2010 02:27:07 PM »

Does anyone have any hints or tips for sewing with elastic thread?  I find that every now and again when I am sewing with it I get puckering, like this:



I have tried rewinding the thread around the bobbin a bit tighter, and sometimes this works, other times it does not.  Has anyone else had this problem and found a way to fix it?

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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2010 09:02:46 PM »

my only thought would be the top tension is too loose or your bottome tension too tight. your bottom tension needs to be set just a slight bit looser than normal so then the elastic stretches but does not pull too hard on the top. thing of it as a rubber band being stretched and then snapped forward, creating the puckering of the elastic.

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010 12:41:15 PM »

Thanks for your advice.  I will try adjusting the tension on the bottom and see how it works Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2011 02:42:34 PM »

can I ask what you're using the elastic thread for?
Because in my experience, the only use for elastic thread is when you want it to bunch up like that?
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2011 10:18:23 PM »

Can you use elastic thread for this while hand sewing?
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