Everyone has their little ways of getting the thread through the eye of a needle — wetting it, twisting it, using a magnifying glass — but there’s no guaranteeing it’s going to work on the first (or fifth) try. You’ve probably even said, “There has to be an easier way!” while in the middle of the process.
I know I have.
Since needlework is, somewhat surprisingly, coming back into fashion, the trick below might just come in handy someday soon. As a regular mender, it kind of blew my mind.
Instead of holding the end of the thread up and poking it into the eye you lay the thread across the palm of your hand and then press the eye of the needle, laying flat, onto the piece of thread.
Then, you simply rub the eye back and forth until the friction picks up the thread for you.
If that sounds confusing and you need a visual, this video should help make the process super clear.
It may not be quite as easy as it looks, but it has to be better than the alternatives.
Try it and let me know if your frustration level goes down or up!