Learning to Sew–Using Beeswax
Hand sewing can sometimes be difficult if you don’t know the tricks of trade. Heavy fabrics can make it hard to pull the thread through the fabric. Thread sometimes tangles and knots making sewing unpleasant and time consuming.
A trick used by tailors for years can help the home sewer enjoy sewing difficult fabrics. Thread your needle with the appropriate length of thread. Run the thread through a container of beeswax before using it. The thread will pull through the material smoothly and it will be resistant to knotting and tangling.