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Old 10-17-2016, 10:55 AM   #21
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I've been making up sewing kits and have learned that the cheap needle threaders, will pull out the metal threader part, if not fortified. Those little metal ones. You can get the metal threader part more tightly held, if you take a coin and press the metal parts that hold the threader, so the metal thread doesn't tear out when you use it.

There are also two types of self threading needles. The one mentioned above where you push/pull the thread through the top of the eye, and the other is called a side threading needle. I have both types in my sewing kits for tired eyes.

This is the side threading needle, much harder to find than the other type. https://www.amazon.com/Sench-Self-Th...reading+needle
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:03 AM   #22
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***the cheap needle threaders, will pull out the metal threader part, if not fortified. Those little metal ones. You can get the metal threader part more tightly held, if you take a coin and press the metal parts that hold the threader, so the metal thread doesn't tear out when you use it.
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Thank you! I've been using those things for years and it was always with the last one in the house it would break... why didn't I figure that out???
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:09 AM   #23
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You need to rethink this. Holes in undies? First, no one gives a crap about the holes in their undies. Second, if the holes are a problem, buy new underwear.
Wow, so no one tells boys never to go out with holes in their undies because you might be in an accident and you don't want the ambulance people to see that?? Amazing.
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:10 AM   #24
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You got your roommate at JoAnn's?

I know you really mean the needle threader, but see how my mind works late at night while sipping wine?
Goofus! Time to go to bed...

btw, my roommate would never be caught dead in JoAnn's unless I was with him
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:34 AM   #25
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Thank you! I've been using those things for years and it was always with the last one in the house it would break... why didn't I figure that out???
You're welcome! I just learned about that recently and I've been sewing for years.Lay out the coin shaped part and the metal threader part flat on the table, then with the edge of a coin, press solidly down on the coin ridges that hold the metal threader part. They are sure flimsy and often come apart.
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:48 PM   #26
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Thank you! I've been using those things for years and it was always with the last one in the house it would break... why didn't I figure that out???
Don't feel too bad. That's why I bought that stupid bag of 500.
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:37 PM   #27
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Taxlady: My husband uses it for electronics, I use it for removing splinters and even cake decor...
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Taxlady: My husband uses it for electronics, I use it for removing splinters and even cake decor...
Sounds useful. I'm sure there are lots of other uses for that magnifier-lamp.

Do you have one that clamps onto something? Or with a base to set it on a table? Or a floor lamp? Or something I haven't seen?
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Taxlady, this version have clamp on and sits really sturdy. I do like it.
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Taxlady, this version have clamp on and sits really sturdy. I do like it.
Good to know. I was a little concerned about the clamp on version wobbling. I guess I'll just have to look for a really sturdy one.
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