Friday, July 27, 2018

How to Thread a Needle With a Needle Threader

Threading the needle is typically one of the earliest steps you do in any sewing or mending project, and using a needle threader makes it quicker and easier.

A needle threader is usually faster and easier than threading needles using the "squint and poke method."

How to Thread a Needle With a Needle Threader
How to Thread a Needle With a Needle Threader image courtesy of Pixabay

Why You Use a Needle Threader

The "squint and poke method" is exactly what it sounds like.

You squint up your eyes to try to focus for a clear view of the needle's eye, then poke the thread end through the hole - sometimes it goes the first time - but if your vision isn't perfect and your hands are perfectly steady, it can take several tries.

I actually do often use the "squint and poke" technique when I'm threading needles.

It's how I learned to thread a needle when I was a kid, but my eyes aren't as clear as they were when I was a kid, and sometimes it takes several tries to get it.

But, today I was rushing through, gathering my supplies to prep to film the video episode of Sewing Lesson From Stitching it Right, and I grabbed my needle threader to save some time.

That's when it occurred to me that I should include a quick video about how to thread a needle using a needle threader.

Video Tutorial Showing How to Use a Needle Threader

So, this post isn't very long, and the video is super short too, but knowing how to use a needle threader is really handy, and it can save you a lot of time and frustration when you need to thread a needle.

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