To thread a side threading needle, simply:
  • 1 Hold the needle point in your non dominant hand.
  • 2 Make a loop with your thread and drape that over the eye half of the needle.
  • 3 Pull the loop snug so it goes into the opening on the side of the eye.
  • 4 And pull the thread loop to the end of the eye.

How to thread a side threading needle
(click the picture below to see a video)
How to thread a traditional sewing needle
by Pam Turner

Search through that package of umpteen assorted sized needles you have had since high school  to find the last needle with an eye
big enough you can see it.
Carefully cut the end of the thread at just the right angle to make it thin enough to go through the needle's eye.
After three tries, put a quarter in the swear jar and stick the end of the thread into your mouth. Twist the fraying ends with your tongue.
Explain to your three year old, that, no you are not "tasting" the thread and he should not eat thread either.
Stab the wet end of the limp thread again at the hole that seems to wiggle when you look at it
Pinch the end of the thread to form a sharp point and aim. Suck on it again. When that fails and you think you will try to suck on the eye
of the needle instead of the thread, decide otherwise because your child is still watching.
Dig through your sewing box again to find the needle threading tool you know you bought last year. Hand over the two dimes and a
nickel you find in the box to your son to add the swear jar.
Once you find the threading tool, unbend the wire. Aim the diamond shaped wire toward the hole you cannot see. When you somehow
get the threader into the eye, take the thread, now drooping from your son's mouth.
Explain to him that white thread does not taste any different than colored thread so he doesn't need to get you another color to try.
Put the soggy thread into the diamond shaped wire and pull the needle threader back out and, wonders of wonders, the needle is
threaded.
Yes!
After a short celebration dance with your son, untwisting all the purple and green thread he has managed to  wrap around his tummy,
you sit down to sew that button back onto your favorite shirt.
Glancing at the clock, you realize you are late for work and toss the shirt back into the bulging pile of clothing in need of mending.
Put the now threaded needle through the top of the kitchen curtain where you hope you will remember you put it and you son can't
reach it. Toss the button back into the junk drawer .
Stuff a dollar bill into the swear jar then drop your child off at daycare. Explain to the daycare provider that his vocabulary skills may
have increased and that she might want to hide her sewing box.


Spiral Eye side threading needle: Not a needle, it's a solution. TM
Click to see another short video of how to thread a Spiral Eye Needle
SPIRAL EYE EASY THREADING NEEDLE Logo
Spiral Eye(R)  
Side Threading Needles
 
Patent # US 8,151,720 B2   Patent # Canada 2755302
Patent pending in Europe,
Never struggle to thread a needle again!
Order online  or  print off a Mail Order form
Sue Heinz
What do you want to do?

I offer easy to thread sewing needles for both hand sewing and machine.

I also have needles for fish baiting and American made folding scissors.

Spiral Eye(R) is my registered trademark for my side threading needles that are made in America
out of surgical stainless steel. They are the premier needle and come in task specific sizes and types.

Not everyone needs the top of the line needle so I offer an economy version called SENCHTM side threading needles. They are
made in China and  have a simpler designed eye and are made from traditional nickel plated steel with gold plated eyes.. SENCH
needles are perfect for the casual sewing person wanting to do general sewing tasks like mending and embroidery on towels.

My machine needle is based on a SCHMETZ needle but the eye is put in by my US manufacturer.
Learn more about the inventor of the side threading,  Pam Turner
To contact Pam click here
To print a mail order form click here
To see a complete list of options and to order on line click here
To learn about the sizes of needles I sell click here
To learn about wholesale opportunities click here
Compare the various types of open eye needles to side threading needles
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The Spiral Eye Needle logo and name are owned by or registered to PST Innovations, LLC.
The SENCH Needle logo and name are owned by or registered to PST Innovations, LLC
P.O. Box 490605 Blaine, MN 55449  
PRODUCT
DESCRIPTION
PHOTO
PHOTO
 
The original
Spiral Eye
  (R)
side threading needles
  • Made in
    America

  • 100%
    stainless steel

  • Hypoallergenic
    (nickel free)

  • Comes in a
    wide variety of
    sizes and types

  • Sold
    individually
    and in a few
    special sets

  • This is a truely
    premium
    needle. It is
    popular with
    those that want
    American
    made products
    or who do a lot
    of craft sewing
    projects
Soiral Eye Needles have a unique slot and
channel opening on the side of the eye. The"
stop bump" created by that helps to lock the
thread inside of the eye while you sew.
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Spiral Eye Needles are also sold individually. Click here to see individual needles and to order.
Click here to go
to the entire list of
needle sizes and
types and to
i
ndividual prices

or

See a needle size
chart
SENCH (TM)
side threading needles
  • Made in China

  • 1nickel plated
    steel with gold
    eye

  • Comes in a
    set of  three
    sizes...
    compare to
    size 8, 6, & 4
    general
    mending
    needles.

  • An economical
    option for
    those who just
    want to mend
    or do simple
    embroidery.
Regular price for set of 6 SENCH
side threading needles is $10.
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prices
side threading
Machiine needle by
Spiral Eye
  (R)
  • Made in
    America using a
    size 80/12
    universal
    SCHMETZ
    machine needle

  • Sold iin sets of
    two identical
    needless
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needle sizes and
types and to see
prices
AMERICAN MADE
PRODUCTS
  • Spiral Eye (R)
    side threading
    needles

  • Slip N Snip
    folding scissors
NEW:
Folding scissors

These folding scissors are
less than 3" long when collapsed.

MADE IN THE USA


Simply pull out the finger holes
to reveal an entire
set of needle point scissors,

The blades are
surgical grade
stainless steel,
the fingers are chrome

Comes in a convenient vinyl case
so they can easily fit in a pocket, purse
or sewing kit..

NOTE: Photograph shows the scissors
with a set of the American Made Spiral
Eye Needles. The folded  scissors are
smaller than a 2" x 3" business card.
Needles are sold separately
SLIP N SNIP FOLDING SCISSORS
AMERICAN MADE SPECIAL:
FOR A VERY LIMITED TIME ONLY:
GET THE 3 MOST POPULAR
SPIRAL EYE NEEDLES AND AND
THE SLIP N SNIP SCISSORS FOR
JUST $25!
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Fiish baiting needles
  • 6 1/2" long

  • Stainless steel

  • Perfect to sew
    your line
    through your
    bait
putting a needle through a minnow
minnow with fishing line in it
how to bait a line with a needle
Learn more
about fish
baiting
needles

WHEN YOU BUY
FROM THIS
WEBSITE, YOU
ARE BUYING
DIRECT FROM THE
INVENTOR
Pam Turner  inventor
of the side threading
needle
hand ground points on
her first needles using
a Dremel and a wet
grinder.
Pam Turner, inventor of the side threading needle making her needles
Thank you for taking time to look at my website and to learn about my invention.
Learn more
about the inventor
Sue Heinz, of Kismet Quilting, recommends the Spiral Eye Needle for burying threads in your quilt.
watch
how to use the Spiral Eye Needle for burying thread
Sue Heinz is the author of two Drawn to Mastery series workbooks, and Fill Harmonics, a background design collection