Threading a needle was super difficult for me when I first started hand embroidery, so much so that I nearly quit the craft altogether! That’s why I love including these metal needle threaders in most of my embroidery kits, and make sure to have one near me whenever I sit down to stitch myself.
In today’s post, I’ve provided instructions for how to use a needle threader in written, photo, and video format (feel free to jump to the end of this post for the video tutorial, or watch it directly on my YouTube channel!).
But first: Where do you find these things, anyway?
You can find these by searching for “metal needle threaders” online, or by visiting the “notions” section of your favorite local craft store.
How to use a metal needle threader for hand embroidery
To use a metal needle threader, start by placing the eye of your needle over the loop. Your needle should be hanging from the threader, demonstrated in the photos below.
Next, grab one end of your floss and put that over the loop as well.
Finally, pull your needle over both the loop and the floss.
That's it! Now your needle is threaded -- how simple is that?
Video tutorial for how to use a metal needle threader
Thank you for being here, and happy stitching!
I hope this was useful, and I can’t wait to see what you make - whether you create something from one of my kits or patterns, or from a design of your very own! If you’d like to share your work with me, you can always tag me on your social media accounts (@hopebroidery on Instagram and Twitter, @hope.broidery on TikTok). If you don’t have public social accounts, but still want to share, consider emailing me a few pictures (firstname.lastname@example.org), I would love the chance to tell you how much I love your work!