This is the best sewing tip I’ve ever learned.
To successfully thread a needle every time, wet the needle eye and then wet the tip of your thread (spit will work fine…lol). The moisture on the needle attracts the moisture on the wet tip of your thread and makes you able to thread your needles so much easier – especially with older eyes!
This tip also works to thread your sewing machine needle.
Using a dental floss threader (available in drug stores or dental offices) is the easiest way I have found to thread a needle, regardless of how small the eye.
Put the threader through the eye of the needle leaving the open end clear of the eye. Put the thread through the opening and pull through the eye of the needle and the thread with it. Remove the floss threader. Done!
Here’s a clever way to turn old CDs or DVDs into fun drink coasters. Using cotton yarn, crochet two small doilies the size of the CD or DVD. Place the disk between the dollies and sew them together.
Make sets four or eight coasters and give them as gifts. To launder, don’t toss them in the washing machine as the CDs may break. Instead, soak them in soapy water, rinse, then stand on end to dry.
Find patterns for the cute coasters pictured above, here.