This much easier way of threading a needle works like magic


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/11/this-much-easier-way-of-thread.html


#2

Can’t wait till I get home to try this out.


#3

I did try this the other day and had no luck with it.

Got the idea from:


#4

FYI…this does NOT work with fish hooks.

(ask me how I know)


#5

I just tried it with a couple of different sizes of thread. It worked great on a finer thread if I pressed firmly. I had no luck with the thicker, stiffer cotton thread, but I guess that’s expected.


#6

Is it really easier than one of these?
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#7

How do you know?


#8

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#9


#10

Oy, and I knew I shouldn’t ask!


#11

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#12

There’s nothing magical about this. These are not standard needles, and the trick can’t be replicated on a standard needle. These are self-threading needles (also known as easy-thread needles). A quick googling of either of those names and all will be made clear.


#13

Oy, it is re-run season again already?


#14

o.O

[BLINK]

wut.


#15

"These are not standard needles, and the trick can’t be replicated on a standard needle. "

What he said. Did not work for my regular needles either.


#16

Easy thread needles exist but this doesn’t look like one. They have a split top or slit on the side to slide the thread in.


#17

Sewers hate this one weird trick!


#18

I expected the instructions to be more like:

  1. take one camel…

#19

These are even easier (you don’t have to see well enough to poke anything into the needle’s eye):
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#20

I swear I can see one on this needle. Maybe my brain is just filling in missing details. Look at 0:18/0:19-ish. I see a notch there.