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Mending 101 – How to Thread a Needle

How to Thread a Needle

How to Thread a Needle

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How to Thread a Needle

How to Thread a Needle

Tutorial on how to thread a needle. The first step to any sewing project.

 Choose a needle appropriate for the project you are doing. A long skinny needle for sewing of light fabrics through a few layers.   A short, thicker needle for heavy duty sewing, such as denim.How to Thread a Needle 1Also, when choosing a needle, make sure the thread you are using will fit through the eye (hole at top) of the needle. If doing a project that requires a secure stitch, such as sewing on a button, double the thread. If the mending is light, such as repairing a loose hem, use a single thread.How to Thread a Needle 2To make a knot at the end of the thread, wrap the thread around your finger…How to Thread a Needle 3And being to slide the thread towards the tip of your fingernail as the thread rolls off your finger tip….How to Thread a Needle 4Then with your fingernail, or the tip of your finger, pull, while the thread continues to roll…..How to Thread a Needle 5


Then bring it to a ball, or knot at the end. Simple!

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013

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  1. Diane Roark says:


    I love all your tips. Sharing!

    Have a wonderful weekend!


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