We all know how frustrating it can be trying to get that itsy, bitsy thread end through that teeny tiny needle hole.
Here are 7 tips to help make the task a little easier:
1. Use a needle with an eye large enough for your thread
Don’t make things harder on yourself by using a needle with a teeny tiny eye. Needles come in lots of sizes, 2. Cut the end of your thread using a sharp pair of scissors
so choose a size large enough for your thread, but not so large that it leaves noticeable holes in your fabric.
Cutting your thread with a dull pair of scissors or biting or tearing your thread can leave a raggedy end that
will be difficult to insert. And if you’ve tried threading several times unsuccessfully, the thread end has
probably become frayed again. Cut it again to get a clean end.
3. Cut the end of your thread at a 45 degree angle
This will give your thread a nice, sharp point that will be easier to insert than a blunt end.
4. Moisten the tip of your thread – or not
Some say that moistening your thread will cause the fibers to bind together, making your thread easier to
insert. Others say moistening your thread will cause it to swell, making insertion more difficult. Try each
method and decide for yourself.
5. Hold your needle against a light background
You’ll be able to see the eye of your needle much better.
6. And of course, always thread your needle in a well lit area
7. If all else fails, use a needle threader
You know, those little metal things with a loop of wire sticking out of one end. Just place the tip of the wire
loop through the eye of your needle, place your thread end through the wire, then pull the wire with your
thread back out through your needle eye.
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