How traditional needles are made:

  1. Steel is made into wire.
  2. The wire is straightened and cut to pieces equal to the length of 2
    needles.
  3. Points are ground onto each end of these pieces.
  4. Two holes are stamped in the middle of the wire to make two eyes.
  5. The two needles are separated.
  6. The eyes are cleaned in a process known as cheeking.
  7. The needles are then hardened and  tempered.
  8. Burrs are removed and the needles are polished.
  9. The needles are then plated in nickel to prevent rusting and make
    them shiny and smooth.
How Spiral eye needles are made
Sorry, that's a secret. But I will tell you it takes even more
steps and specialized equipment than the traditional needle
making process.

It isn't as simple as just cutting an eye into an existing
needle. The material it is made from, as well as the process
of making it had to be reinvented.
TM
Spiral Eye Needles
Never struggle to thread a needle again!

Patent # US 8,151,720 B2
Patent # Canada 2755302
Patent pending in Europe
Below are the various prototypes of the Spiral Eye
early prototype of spiral eye needle
closeup photo of first version of the Spiral Eye sewing needle
close up of the first working prototype Spiral Eye Needle