3 Easy Ways to Thread the Needle - How to & Video Tutorial

3 Easy Ways to Thread the Needle - How to & Video Tutorial

Threading a needle can sometimes feel like attempting to solve a complex puzzle with a blindfold on. The tiny eye of the needle seems to have a knack for evading the thread, leaving many frustrated and resorting to creative solutions. However, fear not! There are indeed easy methods to conquer this seemingly daunting task. In this post, we'll explore three simple yet effective ways to thread the needle seamlessly.

3 Methods to Thread Your Needle Quick & Easy

We've made a little video tutorial to better demonstrate each of these simple methods to thread the needle. We think you can get the hang of it faster with the visual component, so here it is:


1. With the Help of a Needle Threader:

A needle threader is a tiny tool with a wire loop designed to pull the thread through the eye of the needle effortlessly. It's a lifesaver for those with less-than-perfect eyesight or shaky hands.

  • To use it, simply insert the wire loop through the eye of the needle, place the thread through the loop, and then pull the threader back out, bringing the thread with it.
It's a quick and foolproof method that saves both time and frustration.

2. Using a Folded Piece of Paper:

If you find yourself without a needle threader, fear not! A simple piece of paper can come to your rescue.

  • Start by folding a small piece of paper in half. Then, insert the thread into the fold, leaving a small tail hanging out.
  • Next, insert the folded end of the paper through the eye of the needle, pushing the thread through as you go.
  • Once through, gently pull the paper out, leaving the thread neatly threaded through the needle.
It's a clever hack that requires nothing more than a spare piece of paper.

3. Folding the Thread:

Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the most effective. Folding the thread in half creates a thicker, sturdier end that's easier to guide through the eye of the needle. 

  • Start by folding your thread around the needle’s head, then slide it through applying pressure so that it keeps folded.
  • Then, hold the folded end between your fingers and insert it through the eye of the needle.
  • Once through, gently pull the folded end until the loop slips through the eye, leaving you with a neatly threaded needle.
It's a straightforward technique that requires nothing more than a steady hand.


Threading a needle doesn't have to be a frustrating ordeal. With the right techniques, you can master this essential skill with ease. Whether you opt for a needle threader, a folded piece of paper, or simply folding the thread itself, there's a method that's sure to work for you. So next time you're faced with the task of threading a needle, remember these easy tricks and tackle it with confidence!

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