Sunday, February 22, 2009

How To: Thread a Needle

A useful first skill for any Chap who wants to repair his own buttons, sew up a tear in his sports jacket or do some emergency stitching on a gaping wound.


1. Cut the length of thread, about half and arm length is usually suitable.

2. Make sure the cut is clean, use scissors or a knife. If you just pull or bite the thread you will get a frayed end which is impossible to thread.

3. Wet your thumb and forefinger on your tongue.

4. Wet the end of the thread.

5. Hold the thread between thumb and forefinger with about 10mm sticking out.

6. Bring the eye of the needle to the thread.

7 Get Stitching.

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