The Easiest Way to Thread a Needle
Before you can start any basic hand stitching, you must first master the art of threading a hand needle. You may ask, what is the Easiest Way to Thread a Needle?
Sometimes the end of the thread is pretty stubborn and doesn’t want to go thru the needle eye. The Easiest Way to Thread a Needle is by using a needle threader. Needle threaders usually come with most Basic Sewing Kits.
Simple Steps To Use a Needle Threader
- Hold the Needler Threader with your dominant hand and the hand sewing needle in your other hand.
- Insert flexible end of needle threader thru the needle eye just enough to allow room for thread to be inserted. ( Helpful tip-The needle eye is larger on one side of the needle than the other)
- Insert the thread thru the flexible end of the needle threader and pulling thread thru until you have about 3-5 inches of thread.
- Then slowly pull needle threader back thru the needle, as you are pulling, the needle threader will also bring the thread back thru the needle.
You now have a threaded needle; Simple AND Easy! Watch this video to see all these steps in action:
Alternate Ways to Thread a Needle for Hand Sewing
- Lick the end of the thread (yes, use your saliva-lots of seamstresses use this technique) then insert thru the needle. If that doesn’t work…
- Cut the end of the thread at an angle giving the thread a pointed tip. This pointed tip should go thru the needle eye pretty easy. (Scroll down to see a cool enlarged photo!)
- I’ve heard that if you try pulling the thread thru beeswax to stiffen the thread, the thread can be inserted thru the needle eye easier. ( I’m a texture person so have never cared to try this method)
Now that you have got your needle threaded using The Easiest Way to Thread a Needle or one of the other alternate ways, you are ready to tie a knot in your thread! Be patient and watch the needle threading, or fast forward until you find the part of how to Tie a knot.
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