Re: Problem - gummed needle
- << Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2002 04:02:53 -0000
From: "keziamara" <keziamara@...>
Subject: Probem - gummed needle
This is about sewing. I bought "confetti dot", a black knit with
small gold spangles glued on. When I went to sew it, I found it gums
up the needle so badly within about 4 inches that the thread won't
catch, and it just won't sew. Has anyone else ever run into this
problem? Any suggestions? I tried hand sewing, but even that is
I used to work at a fabric store... and I can't actually personally vouch
for the product, but my co-workers always recommeded a product called
"Sewers Aid." You put in on the needle, and it's supposed to stop gumming.
It's a dritz product I believe (although the equivalent exists in other
brands I'm sure.) It's in a clear liquid in a bottle that looks like fray
check. It's cheap - a buck or two - and might be worth checking out.