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Spiral Eye makes easy work of threading a sewing needle

Considering that sewing is supposedly a relaxing pastime, isn’t it odd that the very first step in the process – threading the sewing needle – is so difficult? That’s exactly what Minnesota inventor, Pam Turner thought and that’s why she designed the Spiral Eye needle. It’s a sewing needle that allows the user to simply slide a looped thread towards the needle eye where it is caught and then pulled into the eye. Easy, stress-free and so simple - you wonder why it's taken this long to create. read on!

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Comment by Barbara on March 25, 2010 at 3:12pm
a while ago someone gave me a box of notions that she had collected for years, in the box there was a large packet of strange looking needles, there are about 30-40 needles in the packet & on closer examination I found that they were self threading! while holding the thread taught with one hand & pushing the top of the needle into the thread walla!! it is threaded! I never knew that self thredding needles existed, I have no idea how old they are & I can't ask because they came with material, from an add I put in the local paper, asking for material, notions etc, left over from projects, because I sew for "family services" in the town where I live for underprivilidged children, I was overwhelmed by the response! sewing ladies are SO kind! but the needles must be old as the tag was only a couple of dollars!
Comment by Diane Lowe on March 19, 2010 at 8:41pm
How is this different from a self-threading needle?
Comment by SewSassy on March 18, 2010 at 1:08am
Brava! I would use it, and take the thread out right when I am finished and put it away in a verys special needle case. $6 is an investment but I would buy two. I have needles that are older than me in my pin cushion. Glad to know about them.
Comment by Barbara on March 17, 2010 at 4:36pm
I would hate to loose one at $6:00 EACH!
Comment by Michelle DelVecchio on March 17, 2010 at 2:27pm
Comment by faye martyn on March 17, 2010 at 11:06am
This is a fantastic idea,long time in coming. i have a tremour in my right hand ,finding treading a needle frustrating. I'm on this !!
Comment by sawsan on March 17, 2010 at 9:21am
Very nice idea.
I remembered when i were young my mother was having these with yellow heads and others with open heads i mean you just pull the thread down throw a slide but i do not find them now
Comment by Rita Long on March 17, 2010 at 7:59am
Wow! This is great.
Comment by Daftart on March 17, 2010 at 7:50am
Try this way until you can get hold of these needles.
Fold thread over the needle shaft.
Push the needle to the loop creating a definate top of fold
Pinching between finger and thumb as I pull the needle out of fold, the thread is pinched just out of sight
Straighten finger and thumb untill you can just see the thread peeking between the pads of your fingers
Wriggle the eye over the tiny folded end of the tread, pushing down on your pads as you do it (we are talking a millimetre or two)when thread fold is in, grab and pull thread into right position.
Sound complicated but isn't, I tutor sewing for primary children so use this way a lot.

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