How to thread a traditional sewing needle
by Pam Turner

Search through that package of umpteen assorted sized needles you have had since high school  to find the last needle with an eye big enough you can see it.

Carefully cut the end of the thread at just the right angle to make it thin enough to go through the needle's eye.

After three tries, put a quarter in the swear jar and stick the end of the thread into your mouth. Twist the fraying ends with your tongue.

Explain to your three year old, that, no you are not "tasting" the thread and he should not eat thread either.

Stab the wet end of the limp thread again at the hole that seems to wiggle when you look at it

Pinch the end of the thread to form a sharp point and aim. Suck on it again. When that fails and you think you will try to suck on the eye of the needle instead of the thread, decide otherwise
because your child is still watching.

Dig through your sewing box again to find the needle threading tool you know you bought last year. Hand over the two dimes and a nickel you find in the box to your son to add the swear jar.

Once you find the threading tool, unbend the wire. Aim the diamond shaped wire toward the hole you cannot see. When you somehow get the threader into the eye, take the thread, now drooping
from your son's mouth.

Explain to him that white thread does not taste any different than colored thread so he doesn't need to get you another color to try.

Put the soggy thread into the diamond shaped wire and pull the needle threader back out and, wonders of wonders, the needle is threaded.

Yes!

After a short celebration dance with your son, untwisting all the purple and green thread he has managed to  wrap around his tummy, you sit down to sew that button back onto your favorite shirt.

Glancing at the clock, you realize you are late for work and toss the shirt back into the bulging pile of clothing in need of mending.

Put the now threaded needle through the top of the kitchen curtain where you hope you will remember you put it and you son can't reach it. Toss the button back into the junk drawer .

Stuff a dollar bill into the swear jar then drop your child off at daycare. Explain to the daycare provider that his vocabulary skills may have increased and that she might want to hide her sewing box.



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Pam Turner, inventor of the side threading needle making her needles

Spiral Eye(R) Needles
Easy to thread. Stay threaded.
Won't shred your thread.

Made in America
100% stainless steel * Hypoallergenic

Spiral Eye(R) Needles
come in many sizes and types.

Sharps:  for mending and sewing.

Chenilles:  for specialty threads.

Tapestry points: for cross stitch

Beading needles

Fish baiting needle


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Also available in machine needles!


Machine needles are made by
putting the patented side threading eye
into SCHMETZ machine needles .

They work in any machine that you
can put a SCHMETZ needle in.

Comes as a set of two 80/12 Universal
needles.
Picture: Spiral Eye brand side threading sewing machine needle

NEW:
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SENCHTM  self threading needles are a
less expensive variation of the
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Made in China.

Nickel plated steel
with a golden plated eye.

General use hand sewing needles.
Intended for basic mending
and embroidery tasks

Available only as a set of six
(2 each of 3 different sizes)
.
Learn the differences between
open eye needles

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of the side threading needle
hand ground points on her first needles
using a Dremel and a wet grinder.
easy threading hand sewing needles in a variety of sizes
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Sue Heinz, of Kismet Quilting, recommends the Spiral Eye Needle for burying theads in your quilt.

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how to use the Spiral Eye Needle for burying thread


Sue Heinz is the owner of Kismet Quilting LLC, and is the author of two Drawn to Mastery series workbooks, and Fill Harmonics, a background design collection
Sue Heinz