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Rubber Needle Puller...Is There Something Better?

Old 03-11-2010, 02:32 PM
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I have several little blue rubber disks about the size of a quarter. They help get the needle through the fabric when it is tough going. BUT I am getting tired of picking them up and putting them down every few stitiches.

Is there something else.........something I could put on my fingers?
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:42 PM
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Yes! finger cots like are used in offices to sort papers. I think you can get them at Office Max or Staples, etc. Mine were given to me. They work great.
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Finger cots work wonderfully! That's what I use.
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Are they very thick? I worked in offices and I used something to get through the paperwork, but they were a bit on the stiff side......
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there are also tools out there to pull needles through.
finger cots are rubber fingers used in offices. i can't even wear a thimble, so those would not work for me.
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finger cots, get the rubber one not the gel. You can get a whole box of the rubber finger cots for less than $3. One gel can cost from $6-9 dollars.
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Originally Posted by Boston1954
Are they very thick? I worked in offices and I used something to get through the paperwork, but they were a bit on the stiff side......
The ones I have are very flexible.
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Are they very thick? I worked in offices and I used something to get through the paperwork, but they were a bit on the stiff side......
The ones I have are very flexible.
Can you tell me the brand name and where you got them?
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Every time someone has staples removed (Dr. office) I ask for the tool they use to remove them. They throw it away after one use. It works great to pull the needle through as well as remove fish hooks from the body. Every tackle box usually has one!
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I use a type of finger cot but I don't think that it's the kind that they use in an office. I think I got them in the bandaid isle. They are about the thickness of balloon rubber and they fit nice and snug on your finger.

Another thing that I've used is the fat elastic that is used to hold broccoli heads together. I can't remember why I used them (menopause brain fog :roll: ) but if you have a tough needle to pull through fabric, these work really well.
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