Thread Needles Faster By Spraying Them With Hairspray

Thread Needles Faster By Spraying Them With Hairspray

Threading a needle is a simple enough task, but it can be frustrating when the thread bends and frays. Next time this happens to you, try spraying it with hairspray.

Picture: Andrew Magill

This easy tip comes from an article by Real Simple, which says that a quick spray to the end of the thread will keep it from fraying. It stiffens the thread too, allowing you to push it through the needle quickly, with minimal effort.

It also helps to move the needle towards the thread, rather than the other way around. I’ve licked the end of my thread to keep it from fraying, but this doesn’t always work, as the thread still bends and resists.

It’s not the worst inconvenience in the world, but it can be annoying. And this is a simple enough tip for preventing it from happening. Real Simple has some other great tips for common household items, so be sure to check out the link.

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  • Thread Needles More Easily By Spraying Them With Hairspray

    I can guarantee spraying with hairspray and waiting for it to dry will take longer

  • Or… get a needle threader (in my smugness I do have to admit that it was several years before I discovered that the trick is to put the threader through the eye of the needle, put the thread in and *then* pull through)

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