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Posted on: 10/1/07 9:24 PM
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I've always used the little wire needle threaders -- you know, the kind that come three in a pack. They get broken, lost, misplaced, and bent in weird ways.

My last threader was severely twisted -- such that I couldn't easily fit it into the needle hole on my machine. In desperation, I picked up a pair of reading glasses (that I had mistakenly bought one power too strong) to help me see the hole. I was surprised to find the reading glasses magnified the needle hole so much that I could easily slip the thread through by hand without resorting to the needle threader!

I no longer try to keep track of those pesky needle threaders. Instead, I keep a pair of reading glasses (1 diopter size too strong) close by my machine -- works much, much better!

By the way -- I only use this for threading my machine's needle. I've learned the secret for hand needles is to use tapestry needles -- the holes are so long that I can thread them without any eyesight assistance at all!

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aunt saidee said... (10/4/07 8:41 PM) Reply
Great tip! I have found those wire threaders SOOO frustrating, but necessary for some of my hand sewing/beading. I'll try your technique.
 
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