Easy Threading Needles: A Review
So I’ve mentioned easy-threading needles before (see my drawing below). I would give you a link to that post, but I’m not sure which one it is. Le sigh. Regardless, I thought that perhaps after buying five different packages of needles, I would be able to guide you toward the best ones. I can’t. I tried out 38 needles. Some had needles that would not thread because there was no opening in the top, causing the thread to break. I can still use the needles if I can actually thread them manually. Here’s a little rundown on defective needles and thread breakage.
Thread: I started with Star thread but it broke most of the time so then I used YLI 40wt, Bottom Line 60wt, and Sulky 30wt.
Clover (Japan), shredding, broke the thread 3X out of 15.
Dritz (Czech Republic), shredding, broke the thread 2X out of 18, would not thread 6X/18.
John James (not sure where mfd, inspected in England), two defective needles, less shredding, broke the thread 6X/18. While these were the easiest to thread, the thread kept popping out through the top eye while I was actually hand sewing a project.
Sewology (China), less shredding, thread broke 4X/18. There were no defective needles in this pack, but there were at least three in my last pack and the needles that were working before, no long thread from the top.
Singer (China), the worst for shredding. These needles have only one eye and one needle was broken at that eye, thread broke 10X/18. Freeing the Dial-A-Needle Case from the packaging required scissors and the needles wouldn’t come out because there was tape over the hole, which was not immediately apparent. Aarrgghh.
Conclusion: I have enough easy-threading needles to last me awhile and I’ll keep searching for a better needle. If you know of a high-quality product, please point me in the right direction. Ineedlelittlelove. (Sorry)
Coming soon: Art Abandonment, Automatons, Tidying, Small Projects.