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Threading a Twin Needle (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 10/13/08 4:46 PM
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Insert a needle threader through each needle eye BEFORE inserting the twin needle into the machine. Very easy peasy. Push a wire loop threader through each eye, from back to front. Push the loops slightly apart if they want to overlap. Insert the needle into the shaft and tighten. Thread each loop and pull it through, front to back.

By inserting the needle threaders before inserting the needle in the machine, you can hold the needle as close as needed to easily see to insert the threaders.

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ryansmumAria said...
I love this technique and I teach my sewing students who have an impossible time threading their needles this. It also helps if you have something light colored behind the needle so you can see the eye better. I'm glad to know other's do this, I get the strangest looks when I teach this to someone ...
10/13/08 7:28 PM
Patzee said...
Duh...so obvious I never thought of this LOL. Thanks!
10/14/08 2:03 PM
nancy2001 said...
The tecnique works for serger needles too.
10/17/08 8:18 AM
calamityjane said...
Brilliant tip - I am off to buy some needle threaders! CJ
10/25/08 11:17 AM

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