With a lot of the higher priced sewing machines you find today, they come with what’s called an automatic needle threader. If you have a hard time threading the machine manually, this is a handy feature to have. But what about those who have older machines or those who could not afford a higher priced sewing machine with this great feature?
No worries. If you do not have an automatic needle threader on your machine, this tip may be useful to you. First, cut the end of the thread at a 40 degree angle. This assures that you have a clean end in order to thread the needed. Next, wet the tip of your finger (doesn’t matter which one) with your tongue, rub the back of the needle with your moistened finger and then thread the needle from the front to the back. What happens during this process is that the dry thread is drawn to the moisture on the needle.
So next time you have difficulty with getting your thread through the eye of the needle, try this little trick.