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How To: Thread Your Needle

23 July, 2015

Because we like to make things as easy as possible for you to dive into your handmade project, DMC invented a handy tool called the DMC Needle Threader so you can easily thread your needle faster than you can say "thread my needle." All you do is simply slide the eye of the needle onto the hook, then loop the thread on the hook and pass the hook through the eye of the needle and pull the thread through. You're all set!

How to Thread your Needle

You don't have a handy DMC Needle Threader? Try these down and dirty needle threading techniques:

Pinch and Poke – Cut a clean end of thread and pinch it between your thumb and forefinger, leaving only a tiny bit exposed. Holding the needle in your other hand, “poke” the eye of the needle over the thread, then pull the thread through. Pinching the thread gives you more control to guide the thread into the eye. You may have to “saw” the eye of the needle back and forth slightly to get the thread to enter the eye.

thread your needle

 

Loop, Pinch, and Press – Loop the end of thread over the eye of the needle and pinch the loop tightly between your thumb and forefinger. Remove the needle from the loop and press the eye of the needle down over the thread loop. Pull on the loop to get the thread through the eye of the needle.

thread your needle down and dirty

TIP: Make sure your hands and work surface are kept clean while you’re stitching. Make it a habit to wash your hands before you begin to stitch and keep drinks and snacks away from the area.