Getting that limp piece of thread through the eye of a needle can seem like a challange. Threading a sewing needle shouldn't take up your valuable time and it shouldn't be frustrating! Following a few simple tips and tricks can make the job a breeze!
1. Put White Behind the NeedleWhether youre threading a sewing machine needle or a hand sewing needle, white behind the needle makes the eye much more visible.
Keep a small piece of index card pinned to your pin cushion. Then when you are threading a needle that piece is always available to place behind the eye of the needle.
2. Put White Behind the Sewing Machine NeedleMany new sewing machines have a white presser foot holder. If your machine has the standard silver presser foot holder, tray a dab of White-Out on the foot holder, behind the needle. Allow it to dry before sewing fabric.
3. Cut the Thread with Sharp ScissorsAlways use sharp scissors to cut the thread. A clean cut thread is always easier to get through the eye of a sewing needle, than a fuzzy shredded thread.
4. Cut the Thread at an AngleCut the thread at a forty-five degree angle. Even if you can't see the angle, the angle will make it easier to thread the needle.
5. Stiffen the ThreadStiffen the thread with saliva or bees wax. It will be easier to control through the eye than a limp thread.
6. Use a Needle ThreaderA needle threader comes with many packages of assorted sewing needles. That little wire, gives you a big eye to thread even if your sewing needle has a tiny eye. How to Use a Needle Threader
Visit sewing machine dealers and notion departments to see many new needle threaders available to thread hand and sewing machine needles.