We all know how frustrating it can be trying to get that itsy, bitsy thread end through that teeny tiny needle hole.

Here are 7 tips to help make the task a little easier:


1. Use a needle with an eye large enough for your thread

    Don’t make things harder on yourself by using a needle with a teeny tiny eye. Needles come in lots of sizes,
    so choose a size large enough for your thread, but not so large that it leaves noticeable holes in your fabric.

2. Cut the end of your thread using a sharp pair of scissors

    Cutting your thread with a dull pair of scissors or biting or tearing your thread can leave a raggedy end that
    will be difficult to insert. And if you’ve tried threading several times unsuccessfully, the thread end has
    probably become frayed again. Cut it again to get a clean end.


3. Cut the end of your thread at a 45 degree angle

    This will give your thread a nice, sharp point that will be easier to insert than a blunt end.


4. Moisten the tip of your thread – or not

    Some say that moistening your thread will cause the fibers to bind together, making your thread easier to
    insert. Others say moistening your thread will cause it to swell, making insertion more difficult. Try each
    method and decide for yourself.


5. Hold your needle against a light background

    You’ll be able to see the eye of your needle much better.


6. And of course, always thread your needle in a well lit area


7. If all else fails, use a needle threader

    You know, those little metal things with a loop of wire sticking out of one end. Just place the tip of the wire
    loop through the eye of your needle, place your thread end through the wire, then pull the wire with your
    thread back out through your needle eye.
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