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Thread: Sewing machine needle threader

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    It seems to be getting more difficult to thread my sewing machine needles .(yes I wear glasses & was recently seen by eye DR). Two questions 1. Do you use an independent threader for your machine, and is it worth the money??? Do not seem to be expensive on Ebay. #2. If you are store front or on line seller do you sell them and what is price? I would prefer to buy from someone here rather then outsider.

    Thank you in advance for your help

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    Caroline

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    I'm interested in the responses to your question, too. I have a machine with a self threader but most of the time it doesn't thread so I have to thread by hand (and eye). It takes forever. I wear glasses too with no line bifocals and STILL can't see that little hole!! :(

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    I'm having pretty good success with one of those inexpensive wire loop needle threaders. I had to bend the wire so I can get it to go through the eye an insert it from back to front.

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    My machine has a threader and I LOVE it once I figured out how to use it....if you are getting another machine this is nice and the other thing was the neddle up or down.....hope this helps

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    That is the only thing I don't like about my machine. I can still manually thread the needle much faster than I can with that blankety blank threader on the machine!!!

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    Have you tried holding a scrap of white paper up behind the needle when you thread it? It helps to make the eye stand out so you can see where you are going with the thread. Just a thought.

    Rose

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    I have the threader tooo and has not worked right since I have had the machine......yes I read the instructions :lol:

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    My eye sight is bad. I have trifocals. I also use the inexpensive wire loop threaders. They bend very well. Some of my machines thread from front to back (so I put the loop in from the back). My other machines thread from the side. The threader works well on all of the machines.

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    I have been known to take the needle out ,thread it and put it back in lol, I finnally bought a cheap magnifying glass ,it does the trick!

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    My mid arm quilting machine does not have a threader on it... and I have been wondering about one of the machine threaders as well. I saw one on Ebay and have been curious ever since.

    I also wonder if anyone has one.....

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