Threading a sewing needle can be an exasperating task. Here are a few suggestions to make the job easier.
Time Required: Less than 5 minutes
- You will need sharp scissors, a sewing needle and thread.
- Cut the end of the thread at a 45 degree angle.
- Hold up the needle so the eye of the needle is open toward you.
- Slip the thread into the needle.
- Knot one end of the thread, leaving one end loose to sew with one thread or knot them together to sew with two threads.
- Use one strand of thread for places that you do not want the stitching to show (hems) and use two strands for extra strength (buttons).
- Straighten the threads and begin sewing.
- Pull the thread after each stitch to prevent the thread knots.
- If you are unable to see the eye of the needle, place a contrasting color behind the needle.
- Coating the thread with bees wax will strengthen and stiffen the thread.
- Use the proper needle for the project.