Every once in a while things don't go as planned and you need a little help getting your thread, and sewing machine to run smoothly. There are little items that come to the sewer’s aid. When you find yourself in a jam and have a tough time getting the thread to work, you might want to try a little Sewer’s Aid.
The most dangerous ingredient we found on a bottle of Sewer’s Aid is Polydimethylsiloxane, Trimethyl Teminated and it is hazardous to your health. Its job is to help make sewing easier and smoother. Just a drop or two should lubricate your thread. There are lots of different brands using the name Sewer’s Aid.
To learn more about Sewer’s Aid just continue to read our article. it has the information you want to know about if you have never heard of this product. take a few minutes to see if this product is for you and your sewing projects.
This lubricant is made by Dritz but be careful as other manufacturers also use the term sewers aid on substitutes for this lubricant. That is the best way to describe it as this liquid lubricates hard to work with threads like metallic or thick threads that are hard to thread through the eye of a needle.
You can use it on either hand or sewing machine needles to help you get through those tough, thick fabrics a lot easier. But that is not the only place you can use it. It is said that you can place a drop on your bobbin, thread spool, and presser feet to make all those items work better.
On top of that, a drop on your sewing scissors will make them cut easier as well. This lubricant is non-staining so you do not have to worry about it getting on your fabrics. The key is not to use a lot. Only a drop will do it and two drops at most.
Believe it or not, there are few negative reviews about this product.
The company doesn't list the ingredients to this product on its website and neither does Amazon. They keep the ingredients out of sight when showing a picture of this product.
We had to go to a product safety page to find these two ingredients, Polydimethylsiloxane, Trimethyl Teminated, and the good news is these and the other ingredients are not cancer-causing. At best, you may get some skin and eye irritation if you let it drop on your hands, arms, or legs, as well as letting some get in your eyes.
If you swallow it, expect some digestion irritation also. The product is stable but don't heat it as the ingredients will produce carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxides.
But there should be no danger in you heating this product as heat isn't needed to apply it to lubricate your thread. In other words, this sewers aid product is very safe to use, even by pregnant women.
The product has been around for many, many years without any damaging reports or health warnings posted. Some people like it and others prefer to handle their thread issues in another manner.
If you want to read the safety sheet, just click here. The information is 5 pages long and should put any fears you have about this product to rest.
One of the interesting things we found in researching this product is that there are very few negative reviews. One person complained that when she took it out of the package, the bottle leaked some on her hands. But the leak was not large and not enough to keep her from using this lubricant.
Other reviewers love it, especially when they used it like it should be used. It is NOT a lubricant for your sewing machine. This product does not replace sewing machine oil. When applied to thread, needles, presser feet, and bobbins your thread and fabric should move faster and smoother.
Then another reviewer pointed out that the bottle looks like a different product altogether and be careful not to confuse the two. In addition, the next reviewer loved how the lubricant kept the lint down. It made her sewing task much easier.
Then to give it a boost, some instructors for new owners of expensive computerized sewing machines recommend that they get a bottle of this to help them with difficult threads. Again, you do not use it as a replacement for sewing machine oil. This product does have its limits.
There is one warning though. One reviewer felt that no one should use this product as it may wreak havoc with your tensions. This may be a possibility but you can always adjust those tensions to compensate for the ease of sewing.
This is an easy to use product and if you have used an eye dropper for medicating difficult spots on your body or your pet’s body, then you can use this lubricant. It doesn’t take much skill except to have a steady hand and the ability to not press very hard.
All you do is unscrew the cap and tilt the bottle towards the needle, bobbin, presser foot, etc., you want to move smoothly and gently press out 1 drop. That is it. 1 drop should be all you need for each spot and for some needles one drop may be too much.
Since the lubricant is non-staining, it is okay to have some of the lubricant hit your fabric. The material won’t be damaged and your sewing project won’t be ruined. The bottle should have directions on the packaging to make sure you apply this lubricant the right way.
One alternative product you can use is Thread Magic Thread Conditioner and it is found at this link. It is not a liquid so you do not have to worry about spilling or adding too many drops. You just slide the thread through the top of the container to get it lubricated.
Because sewer’s Aid is a silicone type lubricant you can find many silicone alternatives, like this product. Different silicone formulas should work on the thread, presser feet, and so on. Even if their purpose is for an entirely different task.
In addition, you can use beeswax and there are several different companies that make this lubricant for thread and other sewing machine parts. The other thing you have to be careful of is when you go to the store and ask for a thread lubricant.
You may be directed to the hardware or plumbing departments of your local department store. Threads are found on pipes as you know and some unwary clerk may not clue in as to what you are talking about.
This is not going to be too tough of a task to do as it can be found in your usual sewing needs spots. If you are shopping locally, the fabric section of your department store should have some or they may know where you can get it.
Next, you can try your local fabric shops run by individuals and not corporate chains. But if they do not have any you will have to go to Joann’s, Micheal’s, and Hobby Lobby, etc., to get your bottle.
Then if you like shopping online, Amazon has it as does Joann’s website as well as other online sewing outlets. Your search should not take long and your only issue will be the price tag.
It can be expensive as the prices range from at least $6 up to $8 or even more.
Sewer’s Aid is a handy little lubricant to have in your sewing area. It will make tough threads comply with your wishes and move it through the fabric easily and smoothly. Also, a little on your needle and those needles will go through tough material better.
if you have trouble feeding your fabric through the needle, a little on the presser feet should solve that dilemma. A little lubrication goes a long way.