Sunday, February 8, 2009

Threading a Needle

I just read Sewuptite's post on handsewing which was a great tip she found on Threads >> just because...: Sewing Tip#links I'm definitely going to try it. I have so much trouble with my thread tangling. Handsewing is very frustrating for me. I always try to use my machine as much as I can.

I have a tip on threading a needle that I want to share, which has worked so well for me. I wish I could say where I read it, especially if it was a blogger, so that I could acknowledge them. If you wet the Needle, as well as the thread, the thread gravitates right to the hole in the needle. It works for me every time and saves me mucho frustration. Try it!!


Faye Lewis said...

I use that tip too. It is soooo handy. I know I read it in "Sewing with Nancy Favorite Hints", but I can't find it in the book now. It works EVERY TIME Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Julia said...

I've always wet the thread, but I've never heard of wetting the needle. I will try that. I love to do handwork and hope to hold off the arthritis a long time. It's already started in my hands!! Yikes!

Sewuptight said...

Hi. Thanks for referring to my blog. Have you tried beeswax? It helps to keep threads from tangling when handsewing too.
I read in one of Sewing with Nancy's books about wetting the eye of the needle, but not the eye of the needle and the thread. Okay. I'm going to have to try that. Thanks.

Faye Lewis said...

I looked back in that Favorite Hints book and found the needle threading tip. I knew I had read it there.


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