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Date: 8/21/13 10:52 AM

Just saw this link and found it interesting. Haven't tried it yet.

http://angelawolf.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/elastic-thread-ruching-on-a-coverstitch-plus-free-serging-class/

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Date: 8/21/13 1:06 PM

Others on this form (Belinda [Sew4Fun] and more?) also have reported success with elastic shirring with a Brother.

I tried this in a Janome Coverpro 1000CP, and sad to say, I don't believe this technique will work in the Coverpro. (Or it won't work with MY Coverpro, anyway.) I tried the regular elastic thread from Guterman, and I also tried a very thin carry-along elastic thread from Clover, used for knitting. I bought a third thread, an elastic thread from Madiera, but I haven't tried it yet.

The looper tension discs cannot be loosened enough to allow any elastic thread through, and even when I bypass the discs altogether, keep the front cover open, and hold the thread gently to guide it, it won't chain. The upper (plain) thread mysteriously makes a straight stitch on top and its own chain stitch on bottom - can't quite figure out how that happens, but that's what it looks like.

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Date: 8/21/13 1:38 PM

I have a Brother so maybe it will work. I am wonering if the differences in machines is just the particular thread paths, with all the bends and turns.

I just finished a couple Washi dress with shirring on the back and found that the Gutermann worked far better than the Dritz. Could be because the Gutermann is finer, not sure.

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Bernina 1230 Bernette 007D
Brother CS6000i Brother 2340 CV
New Home L372
Singer 221K (off white)
U.S Blindstitch, Model SL 718/2D
Simplicity SE2
Brother 700II

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Date: 8/21/13 2:24 PM

I forgot to add that I also tried CoverPro shirring with regular Dritz elastic thread. From thickest to finest, it's Dritz, Gutermann, and Clover - and none worked. I can elastic shir in my sewing machine, and the Dritz and Gutermann both worked fine.
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