How to thread a needle with a toothbrush

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That’s actually really helpful.

It’s my TIL today, thanks!

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There’s also the rubbing way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51kl6IqUtck

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I thought this was going to be a wingsuit video!

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That’s a h-u-u-u-u-ge eye on that needle!

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this is SO much more useful that those “just sort of roll the needle eye around on the thread and VOILA” gifs that go around every so often.

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Awesome, I am now a little bit smarter.

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Yes! I think it’s a small darning needle, too, given its thickness.

ETA darning needle vs needle from hotel sewing kit.

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maybe a bit petty, but this irked me in the same way as when people call crochet knitting. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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I happen to be traveling right now, so tried this. While my toothbrush bristles are small enough to easily pass through the eyes of my travel sewing kit needles, it’s virtually impossible to balance the thread a top the precise bristles that will happen to pass through the eye. I always end up just pushing the thread into the toothbrush with only bristles coming through, no thread. Fortunately, my sewing kit has a threader.

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Step 1. Pack a few sewing needles with enormous eyes in your suitcase.

Step 2. Hope like heck that if you have to sew a button on, you can get the threaded needle to pass cleanly and easily through the holes in the button. (There is a reason why those hotel kits have needles with small eyes.)

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you really just got to treasure the item your working on

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I’ve always found the ‘lick the end, squint, and keep poking until it goes in’ method to work ok…and for threading a needle.
Jokes aside, I’ve always managed to get the thread into the needle quite quickly. Mind you, I then knot the thread to the needle so it doesn’t come out which I’ve not seen anyone else do.

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We don’t need to thread no stinkin’ needles!

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That’s how my family on my mother’s side does it. Are we related?

But why would I want a toothbrush in my needle?

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