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Posted on: 9/9/09 6:53 PM
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While handsewing in a moving RV over the labor day weekend I stumbled onto an easy way to thread a needle if your eyes aren't the best, hands shake uncontrolably or if the road is in disrepair (in my case, all of the above!) there is an easy way. Stick the eye end of the needle into your mouth. I know, kind of disgusting but you don't have to leave it long. Now just get your thread close to the needle eye. The saliva will almost magically draw the thread into the eye. Sounds kind of hokey but give it a try. By the same token if you get a bit of your own saliva onto your index finger and rub it across the back of the needle of your sewing machine, when you run the thread across the front of needle, it too will be magically drawn into the eye! It works much better than moistening your thread with saliva.

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skysthelimit said... (5/4/10 9:55 PM) Reply
can't wait to try this, my eyes will thank you!
Annie- oh said... (9/11/09 8:54 AM) Reply
Love it!
Elemar said... (9/10/09 12:00 PM) Reply
As a car sewer myself - I like it!
Maripat said... (9/10/09 7:12 AM) Reply
How fun. I'm trying it!
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