You know those mistakes you make over and over and over? One of my biggies is with hand-sewing. I’ll get everything laid out, with my fingers carefully positioned to start, and then realize that I’ve forgotten to thread the gosh-darned needle. I’m not even kidding! This has to be the most basic thing in the universe, and I’m completely resistant to learning it. That’s why I know how to thread a needle with one hand….
Now, I know what you’re thinking…. “Push the needle into your nice, padded work top. Duh! Because I totally have a nice, padded work top.” Right. This is what it normally looks like when I do it:
This is really a lot easier that you’d think. The hardest part really is letting go of the thread without pulling it back out of the needle. I’m actually doing this demo with my (slightly) off paw, because I can’t sort out how to use a camera left handed. (It’s goofy, I know. I can thread a needle or sew lefty, but I can’t hold a little box and push a button. I cannot explain…)