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From: Selene
Date: 03-27-2005, 06:42 AM (1 of 7)
I've read that quite a few of you mention using wooly nylon thread for some sewing techniques. What is this exactly for, stretchy fabrics? I have some thread I bought which I was told was good for sewing elastic fabrics, but I don't know if it could be wooly nylon. It's like a normal thread, perhaps a bit thicker, but it is made up of lots of really thin strands and it stretches a little bit, although not too much.

Selene :angel:
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From: shediditagen
Date: 03-27-2005, 09:59 AM (2 of 7)
You probably have the same type thread as Wooly Nylon (made by YLI corp.). I also serge with Bulky Lock by J&P Coats and Designers Edge by Talon American. I think they are all 100% nylon. It is great for knits and especially soft for baby items. Can be used as a pretty edging on table linens etc. using a three thread or a rolled hem. Betty
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From: Sherri
Date: 06-12-2006, 08:16 PM (3 of 7)
OK heres a question:

Do I use Wooly Nylon for all the Threads in my machine?

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From: sable
Date: 06-12-2006, 10:39 PM (4 of 7)
I use woolly nylon in the loopers of my overlocker (serger), I don't use it in the needles.
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From: paroper
Date: 06-12-2006, 10:47 PM (5 of 7)
It is also often used in a two thread rolled hem on veils.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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From: bluebirdie
Date: 06-12-2006, 11:15 PM (6 of 7)
Hi Sher

If you're talking about sewing machine, I normally don't use stretchy thread on my needle, only in the bobbin. I was doing that with twin needle on knit before I bought the serger.

If you're talking about serging, sable and pam pretty much covers that.
- Robin
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From: westozmum
Date: 06-13-2006, 06:38 AM (7 of 7)
HI All,

I have used woolley nylon in the bobbin of my sewing machine purely for the interesting effect!!

I am big on decorative stitching so i will give anything a go if it fits on a bobbin or thru a needle!!

I have got some wonderful stuff that is actually a tiny sliver of foil wound onto a reel. I have used it in the overlocker and sewing machine to quilt what i quess i am trying to say is that you are limited by your imagination!!

I wound the wooly on to the bobbin by holding firm (ish), a bit like when you wind on shirring elastic.

If you like the finish.......go for it have fun!!

Good luck :smile:
Westozmum aka Laura from the Land Down Under
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Member since: 02-16-2006
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