Welcome to Tuesday’s Tips from SewVeryEasy,
my name is Laura. And if you’ve ever been sewing along and everything seems to be going well, then all of a sudden your machine starts to skip a stitch, you know it’s not the tension, it’s not the needle, because everything was going fine. Well, it still was probably the needle but, however, it was probably because the needle was dirty. When you sew, there’s a lot of fabrics that have a glue resin on them. When you’re quilting the quilt batting, if it was glued together then the layers will have glue. You have certain fabrics with glued sequins on them. When you sew Velcro—anything that has a little bit of a glue will gum up your needle. So what you need to do is run your fingers along the needle and you’ll be able to feel if it’s gummed up with some kind of a sticky stuff. If so, well, pull out your lip gloss and just put lip gloss on your needle and the lip gloss will remove the glue and make your needle nice and slick so it goes through all of that fabric with the sticky residue, and it’ll prevent the sticky residue from building up on your needle. Just another simple thing to do to make your sewing a lot easier. Thank you for joining me today on SewVeryEasy. Feel free to subscribe and, as always, come on back. Let’s see what, we’re sewing next time
in the sewing room. Bye for now!