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Linda Hansberry
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Date: 2/23/13 10:46 PM

I am finally getting around to using a double needle for hems but these old eyes aren't what they used to be. Someone suggested that using flossing loops like for braces so I got some but they are a little tight to get through the eye. Would threading and then place the needle in the machine after threading or what would suggest?

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Date: 2/24/13 6:32 AM

Sure, you can thread the needles first then insert them into the machine.

Lots of folks thread needles this way.

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Date: 2/24/13 8:26 AM

Linda,
I have had the same difficulty, i.e., astygmatism, and bifocals.
Have you tried holding the back of a white business card (or something similar) behind the needle while threading?
It works perfectly for me! I was astonished.
I also use almost exclusively Superior topstitching needles which have a somewhat larger eye.

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Date: 2/24/13 10:07 AM

I have not heard of Superior needle. Is that the brand? I will try a white card today or I will just thread the needles.

Thanks for your replies.

Linda

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Date: 2/24/13 1:46 PM

The needles are Superior Topstitch Needles
They're made by Organ for Superior Threads.


Edited to fix link.
-- Edited on 2/24/13 1:48 PM --

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Date: 2/24/13 2:20 PM

Thanks, I found those needles but I did not find a double needle. I am going to try the double needle that is for metalic thread next time. I found one of them in my stash. We will see.

Linda

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