What a sight for sore fingers!
A grandmother from Minnesota has solved one of life’s most fiddly domestic tasks by inventing a sewing needle that can be threaded by the clumsiest of hands.
A loop of thread is draped over the needle and then pulled into the eye before being secured in the normal way. The 57-year-old said she was inspired to redesign the sewing needle, which has seen little change over the centuries, after watching her mother struggle threading the traditional style implement.
She claims that her needle, which costs £3.69, allows users to get sewing within a matter of seconds and can be threaded with your eyes closed. She has refused to disclose her secret about how she made the needle, but admits that it takes more specialised equipment than the traditional needle-making process.