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Tips & Techniques > Oh no! No beeswax? Parafin to the rescue!

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Posted on: 5/25/11 12:37 PM
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If you can't find your lump of beeswax to wax your thread before hand-sewing, just fish around in the cabinet and get that lump of parafin that's been gathering dust since canning season.

Another sewer told me that any wax, including car wax or floor wax will also slick down the fibers in the thread, but I haven't been brave enough to try those.

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Lookingpast said... (6/2/11 12:35 PM) Reply
I've been told that unless you actually iron the wax into the thread, it all comes off in the first few stitches. Has that been your experience?
lca said... (5/25/11 3:40 PM) Reply
I have also used a fabric softener sheet.
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