“Slick Tricks,” Ensign, Oct. 1974, 74
1. A crochet hook unpicks seams speedily with no danger of damaging the fabric.
2. Tweezers are indispensable for removing short basting threads or those caught under machine stitching.
3. Try bee’s wax on thread when hand sewing. The thread won’t curl.
4. Threading a needle—hand or machine—is easier if you cut the thread on a slant instead of straight across.—Renee Thackeray, Brigham Young University Clothing and Textiles Department