Threading a Sewing Needle?

When threading the needle, where you will hold the needle in front of you:

  • above eye level
  • at eye level
  • below eye level
  • above the shoulder?

And why?

By Mariah

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November 18, 20140 found this helpful

I hold it with my left, put the thread in with my right (I'm right handed), usually looking down slightly, but if the light is bad, I find myself looking at eye level. No idea why, just how I've always done it!

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January 2, 20150 found this helpful

For hand sewing needles I hold it below eye level and use my Dritz needle threader. I make no apology for this. One important thing I learned from my mama. Natural sunlight is better than electric lighting when your eyes go haywire in middle age.


She always did her hand sewing at a window on a sunny day or on our big front porch, weather permitting.

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