21 March 2010

An improved sewing needle

Pam Turner of Minnesota created this Spiral Eye Needle, a sewing needle that's easy to thread, thanks to a "sideways" opening that admits thread as it slides down the needle's length.
I use a little doohickey-thing (does it have a name?) on those few occasions when I try to sew something, but I'll admit this looks even easier.

Via Boing-Boing.


  1. your doohickey is a "needle threader." simple as that.

  2. There are also self threading "calyx eye" needles which have been around for a long time.


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