Sewing is an essential skill. Anyone can -- and should -- learn how to do it. Busted your pants or tore your shirt? Bring out the needle and thread! The problem is, sometimes, what will take up most of your time isn't the sewing. It's threading a needle! This is especially difficult for people who don't have a good vision or steady hands.
Thankfully, one channel uploaded a helpful tip of perhaps the fastest and easiest way you can thread a needle. It wasn't done with any fancy instruments, complicated ninja moves, or extremely steady hands. After watching, you will definitely want to use this technique instead!
The guide started with an older gentleman talking about the difficulty of threading a needle. He demonstrated the usual way we do this, like nearly going cross-eyed trying to pass the end of the thread through the hole. It genuinely took the man a few tries till he was able to thread the needle.
Then, he demonstrated an easier way to get the thread into the needle. There were no gadgets or sorcery involved, but it sure did catch the viewers by surprise. A Twitter user shared the clip. It instantly became famous and was shared and liked by thousands of people. One of them was director and NFL alum Matthew Cherry who was surprised that such a technique even existed!
American actor Jason Alexander, well-known for playing George Costanza in "Seinfeld," tweeted his regret that he never knew he could do this before. Think of all the hours he spent threading the needle the stressful way! Many other Twitter users berated themselves for not having learned the technique earlier. And that's because it's so easy that anyone can do it!
The demonstrator placed the thread flat on the palm of his hand. Then, he placed the eye of the needle on the thread. Then, he rubbed the needle against the thread from side to side and up and down. You might wonder how that could get the needle through the eye, but there's absolutely no magic involved.
With a little bit of pressure, the thread eventually entered the eye of the needle. The demonstrator did it two more times, and each time the eye of the needle managed to get the thread through. From then, it was easy to pull the rest of the tread through the hole.
It looked fairly easy, but some viewers confessed that they couldn't get it done. It actually takes some practice to get it right, but once you find your rhythm, threading a needle will never become a problem.
Sometimes, when you've been doing something for so long, you forget that there can be other ways to do it. Good thing someone posted this extremely helpful technique!