If you’re like me, and getting a little more wise, (older) it gets harder and harder to see the eye of a needle! Luckily for us, there are people that are there to help us! They love to invent new, cool ways to thread a needle! Here are some great needle threaders to help you get that pesky needle threaded.
My absolute favorite is the Clover Desk Needle Threader. This works by putting the needle in the hole, the thread over a guide and clicking a button. I had to demonstrate this once for my boss, and I thought, “Sure, that’s not going to work at all!” Of course, I was wrong, and immediately had to have one for myself! They work great, even on small-eyed straw needles. I wore one out, and have one at home and one in my appliqué bag. They come in pretty colors now, which they didn’t to begin with.
Here are two that work very simply: There is a wire that goes through the eye of the needle. You put your thread in the wire part and it pushes the thread through the eye. The first one, from Colonial, has a long handle, so would be good for sewing machines, and the second one is from Roxanne, and works great for hand sewing.
Here’s a groovy-looking one! It comes from China and the company name is Aixinjllj. Yes, I typed it right, but it probably has totally different characters in Chinese. I think it’s really cute, and would love to try one!
There are many variations of the simple, metal needle threader, and they’re available everywhere! You can find them in any quilt store.
So, whether you want something inexpensive, or something a little more, there are great solutions out there for your threading needs! I have included a link to purchase most of the threaders, or you can look for them at your local quilt shop!