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how can i make an improvised sewing needle? Answered

i often rip holes in my pants by the knee and my house has a sewing kit but i hardly ever know where to find it so i need a good improvised needle to use .



Best Answer 8 years ago

How about a thin nail to poke holes as a awl, then poke the glue-stiffened end of the thread threw it? Or buy a pack of needles at walmart for about a buck and have 30-40 available.

Can I just say that when people turn to strangers online to fix a problem, it doesn't help when people say to just buy it. I mean, if you have to ask people what to do, there mus be some reason you can't buy the item, right?


4 years ago

side loading spiral eye needle.

Plastic bucket filed and eye gouged with a lino tool works : )

Unfold a used staple so that one end is straight and the other end is still folded over (this will be the eye of the needle.) I've known people who have done this in jail, which is really the only time you would do it, because seriously man, get a real needle!

I've been known to use this. Cut off a straight piece of a small paperclip. Fold it in half. Snap off a dangling piece of thread or string from something and put it between the two halves of the wire. Use this to sew. You'll make some ugly holes, but the technique can be used to patch a nasty rip. However, I find it much, much easier to simply carry around a needle and thread in my wallet or backpack. Here's how to pack it: Cut off a slice from a rubber eraser. Poke the pointy end of the needle into that and then thread the needle. Any color is fine for emergencies, but invisible thread is one of the better choices. Wrap the thread around the needle and tape the end of the thread to the eraser. You're done. Shove it in your wallet or whatever, and maybe add a couple buttons and a safety pin to the kit.

if I could mark both yours and jtbako's answers as best i would.

I hate to say it, but... Odds are that whatever we come up with will also be hard to find when you need it. Why not just get a few more small sewing kits and scatter them around the house -- or get in the habit of putting the one you have now back where it belongs when you're done? (Mine lives either on/in my bedroom dresser, or in a drawer in the living room; never anywhere else.)

guitar string? tooth pick? a sliver of a yak tooth precision drilled with your laser etcher?