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Thread: What is Sewer's Aid?

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    I've seen mention of Sewer's Aid on this board, and it's available in Joann's, but I'm not clear on what it is or what it's used for. I'm sure some of you know the answer! Thanks!

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    Sewers Aid Lube is especially useful for the home sewer. Apply sparingly to spool and bobbin thread and your sewing tools to make machine sewing smoother ...
    i don't recommend it , its messy if your having any of the above problems maybe stop and find out why

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    Quote Originally Posted by newestnana
    I've seen mention of Sewer's Aid on this board, and it's available in Joann's, but I'm not clear on what it is or what it's used for. I'm sure some of you know the answer! Thanks!
    my sewers aid, is my girlfriend coming to my rescue when i am having issues with a project!

    ;)

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    here is what it looks like

    http://www.thesewingplace.com/index....OD&ProdID=2494

    never used it, i would be worried about it getting on fabric..

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    it is a thread conditioner. when a few drops are applied to a spool of thread it soaks into the thread and helps cut down on lint, tangles and fraying. (kind of like using bees wax) biggest difference between using it as apposed to using bees wax or a similar product is...
    wax does gum up, to a point, sewer's aide does not, also it is easy to use. does not change the color of the thread or leave any marks on your fabrics. can be used when machine sewing/quilting or hand work. works on any of the threads (except of course nylon/invisible threads and those types.
    is fairly inexpensive (compared to bees wax) and a little bottle goes a long way. you only use a few drops at a time.

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    Thanks for the info! I may have to get a bottle!

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    I use it ALL the time, it looks like oil but it NOT and does not stain, if you use a heavy thread it helps it glide more easily, I put it on all my bobbins, I feel it helps keep thing lubricated, on needles it helps them glide too and for hand sewing it helps keep the thread from tangling and it doesn't fray as fast (sometimes I bind with regular thread and it frays real quick.)

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    Wow, thanks for this thread, I had never heard of it before. I will have to look into it.

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    I saw it used on a video somewhere. Then forgot about it. I'll bet it helps us in the high desert areas where EVERYTHING dries out!

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    Thank you for the great information on this, I will have to give it a try :D:D:D

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    Sewer's Aid is a silicone lubricant for thread. I use it a lot on metallic threads. I believe Sharon Schambers has it, or similiar product, in a bucket and she puts the whole spool in it. I have heard there is a silicone liquid at hardware stores that is the same as Sewer's Aid but much cheaper. Wish I could remember what the product was.

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    In my case, it's in a bottle but the color is red and it gets poured into a glass, lol. Helps me a lot!

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    Whoo Hoo! Love it
    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    In my case, it's in a bottle but the color is red and it gets poured into a glass, lol. Helps me a lot!
    :lol: :lol:

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    When I saw the title I thought it was a corollary to Travellers Aid -- a place you could go when you were having trouble and needed help.

    Hey, that describes this board!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by memathomas
    Sewers Aid Lube is especially useful for the home sewer. Apply sparingly to spool and bobbin thread and your sewing tools to make machine sewing smoother ...
    i don't recommend it , its messy if your having any of the above problems maybe stop and find out why
    DO NOT USE IT if your machine is electronic or especially if it is COMPUTERIZED. Messes up the tensions etc.

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    I have a computer machine and use it occasionally with metallic or other thread that does not want to feed well and keeps breaking or fraying. Again OCCASIONLLY.
    WARNING! The bottle looks like a bottle of FRAY CHECK--DO NOT use one for the other! Ask me how I know?? LOL Sue

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    I love this stuff. Put some on the thread h9older, rub a little under the presser foot. Works Great!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliP
    Quote Originally Posted by memathomas
    Sewers Aid Lube is especially useful for the home sewer. Apply sparingly to spool and bobbin thread and your sewing tools to make machine sewing smoother ...
    i don't recommend it , its messy if your having any of the above problems maybe stop and find out why
    DO NOT USE IT if your machine is electronic or especially if it is COMPUTERIZED. Messes up the tensions etc.
    I never heard anything about it messing anything up and personally I just don't see how it could.

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    interesting thread...would love to hear more from people who use this and if they have any problems with there sewing machine.

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    I was told in my babylock embroidery class to rub a drop on the needle when using stick on stabilizer. I'm going to try it!

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    good for you watterstide. made me laugh out loud.

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    I use it with embroidery thread and sometimes on my Tin Lizzie. My Janome dealer suggested it and I trust him to give me good advice. It really makes a difference with metallic threads or any thread that will be used for a lot of stitches.
    Quilting in the Desert

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewinSue View Post
    I have a computer machine and use it occasionally with metallic or other thread that does not want to feed well and keeps breaking or fraying. Again OCCASIONLLY.
    WARNING! The bottle looks like a bottle of FRAY CHECK--DO NOT use one for the other! Ask me how I know?? LOL Sue
    For metallic thread try either turning the spool upside down in a cup (from Floriani) or using the inspira needles. These needles are great; all of them have a flat area where the thread is going thru the needle instead of the traditional oval. The flat side helps the thread slide thru more easily. I've been told not to use the sewers aid on computerized machines. It makes since, since I don't even have to oil my machine.
    Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    For metallic thread try either turning the spool upside down in a cup (from Floriani) or using the inspira needles. These needles are great; all of them have a flat area where the thread is going thru the needle instead of the traditional oval. The flat side helps the thread slide thru more easily. I've been told not to use the sewers aid on computerized machines. It makes since, since I don't even have to oil my machine.
    I've recently taken the new-owner classes for my new, expensive computerized machine, and they strongly suggested Sewer's Aid to reduce thread breakage with specialty threads, as well as using it on the needle if sewing through sticky stuff like sticky stabilizer. It's not for lubricating the machine, just for thread, needle, underside of presser feet on sticky fabrics, etc.

    hray in NM

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    Sewer's Aid is wonderful stuff! I use a wonderful tool to help get the silicone on the thread without having to reapply it continuously while I sew.

    There's a photo of it on this page: How to lube your thread
    Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see it, it works!!
    Bernina 640, Singer 201-3, Singer Centennial 15-91, Tin Lizzie 26" long arm

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