How To Thread A Needle And Knot Your Thread

| 4/28/2015 10:54:00 AM

Annie MillerThese skills are very basic to hand sewing and among the first learned when beginning to sew. When a few mothers in our church asked a woman with years of sewing experience to teach our girls some beginning basics, she graciously agreed. I looked forward to learning from her as well. Sure enough, she taught me a couple “tricks of the trade” that have been a tremendous help to me. I would like to share them with you.

STEP 1: How To Thread A Needle

Unravel the thread from the spool and cut to desired length. Take a wax candle or beeswax and press the end of your thread onto the wax and hold it there for a few seconds. This will allow your body heat to slightly soften the wax. Then drag the thread across the wax a few times. This will coat the thread, keeping it from splitting and making it easier to thread your needle.

Picture with Candle

Proceed to send the thread through the eye of the needle.

Thread Pulled Through Needle Eye