Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Threading for Beginners

I've got a fairly unsophisticated sewing machine, as well as age-related deteriorating eyesight. So, I have to resort to using a needle threader. No all-singing, all-dancing automatic threader for me!
The trouble with these things, though is that they break all too frequently. Well mine do.
You can usually buy them in two's or three's for around a pound.  Hobbycraft sell them like this.
Still seems expensive to me.
The wonder of eBay meant I was able to buy a bundle of them for mere pennies.
Thing is, though, I've now got 250!
If I use them at the rate of one a month, it'll still take 20 years to get through that lot.
So, I thought I would share them. If you're a Luddite, like me and could make use of some needle threaders - drop me an email and I'll pop some in the post.


  1. you not planning to still be needing them in 20 years then? lol x

  2. Haha, I was hoping I might get an upgrade on my machine before then! x

  3. I never thought of looking on ebay!! I've always just bought a couple when I needed them!!

    1. Gill, that;s exactly what I was doing. Now, I don't think I'll ever have to buy any again - even though I've given some away.