Threading a needle sounds like such a simple thing to do but, for many, it is not. Needle threading requires a certain amount of dexterity with your hands. If you find yourself often saying that you are “all thumbs,” this may be a challenging task.
It also requires excellent vision. With or without glasses, it is helpful to be able to SEE the hole in the needle and the end of your thread. When I was a little girl, my mom would call to me with “bring your eyes over here” when she was attempting to thread a needle. She had fuzzy vision and mine was 20-20! I’d get that needle threaded for her in moments.
Now, even with glasses on, it isn’t quite that simple for me to do but I have a trick that helps me so much that I wanted to share it with you.
The Key To Threading A Sewing Needle By Hand
When you are threading a needle, hold the eye of the needle over a light colored surface. If you hold it over a dark background, the hole will disappear. You may never find it. Holding it over something white or very light will make that hole so much easier to find.
So here are the simple steps for threading a needle by hand: