Hi fellow Makers, it’s Lori from Maker High, and today we’re going to talk about threading the needle. And it’s totally not a euphemism. And you probably can’t see it, but that’s a little, tiny needle in my hand. TODAY, on Maker High! So, generally, most people will take the needle in one hand and they’ll try and run the thread through the little eye of the needle. And…that is a really frustrating experience. If you insist on doing that, I am going to suggest hitting the end of you thread with a little bit of hairspray, because that will stiffen it up and make it a little bit easier to thread through the needle. They also sell needle threaders at places like JoAnn’s and that kind of thing, but they are really thin metal and they break really easily. Plus, you can never find one when you need to. Here’s how I do it. Okay, so basically, what you’re going to want to do is you’re going to want to hold your thread in your off hand and just leave a little bit of a tail sticking out. And you’re actually going to take your needle and you’re going to thread it over your piece of thread… aaaaaaand…………. Ta-Da!That’s basically it!That’s all that you have to do. It’s a lot easier than trying to run the thread through the needle by running the eye OVER the thread… So, it’s a little bit Counter Culture, It’s a little bit Rock N Roll. But, seriously, it is WAY easier than trying to do it the other way Okay, so that’s basically it. This is Lori for Maker High. Subscribe….before I get yelled at again… To remind you…to subscribe…. *said teasingly to husband off camera * “You’re Mean” *Off camera response* “It’s what I’ve been told.” *Nodding in agreement. “Mmmhmmm.”

32 thoughts on “Needle Threading Hack – Fast, Easy, FRUSTRATION SAVER!”

  1. Wow! This really helped me out cause my problem was the thread was fraying at the end every time I tried. I mean I would have it fray a little and try to thread it that way but it would fray directly in half and it wouldn't go through the eye like that, but after hearing your tip, it helped me thread it correctly without bending the needle as much as I already have lol. Thank you so much! It made it easier even for a 16 year old Lol XD

  2. OMG!!! Thank you soooo much! Ive been trying to thread a needle without my glasses (broken) for almost 30 minutes – I did it your way and it took less than 10 seconds!
    You are a DOLL! <3

  3. Nicely done. I'm wondering if you can help me w/ this I need a hack for threading my sewing machine, I have low vision and it can be a real pain.Of course,as your video staies I can't find my little metal threader.

  4. awesome!!!! after spending a frustrating hour trying to thread a needle I decided to google and found you – took me 3 minutes to do it your way Thank youuuuu 🙂

  5. Can't begin to tell you how much this has meant to me. My eyes are so bad over the years, that sewing has become increasingly fustrating just from trying to thread needles. Then you come along and tada, no more than 2 tries, and I'm off and sewing. Thank you so much! Little things do mean a lot!!

  6. Can you make a 1700's style dress tutorial? You definitely don't have to! It would just be so lovely, I'm new at sewing and I really would love to have a dress like that but I don't know how to make it!

  7. You should do a video on how to thread a sewing machine without a needle threader… my glasses are broken and I can't find my needle threader. (>.<)

  8. Thank you, It works, no more needle threading stress. Also I used a little wax to keep multiple threads together.

  9. Thank you so much. I have a certain spook of black thread that I have so much trouble with. I tried your idea of holding the thread in the other hand and it worked the very first try!

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