It always seems like my punch needle threader breaks at the most inopportune time;
usually when I am right in the middle of punching a fun project!
If I could make them myself, I figured, it wouldn’t be that big of a problem when I break one.
And, if I can make them, I am sure you can too!
Here’s what you need:
*34 Gauge Wire
*A button for the end
*Your punch needle
*A sewing needle
After trying several different gauges of wire,
I determined the 34 gauge wire works for both my CTR needle and Cameo Ultra Punch.
This particular wire bends a lot as I use it, but it straightens out easily and lasts fairly well.
Note: If you are in the habit of using a magnet to keep track of your threaders, this particular wire is not magnetic.
You will have to do a little math, but bear with me it isn’t too hard!
Measure the length of your punch needle.
Double that number and add three inches.
Using the wire cutters, cut a piece of wire that length.
I cut 24 inches because I wanted it to be able to fit either the CTR needle or the Ultra Punch.
This ended up being longer than necessary, so a little shorter would probably work fine.
Fold the wire in half.
Thread the two ends of the wire together through the eye of a needle and pull it all the way through.
This will create the threading end of your threader and should pinch the wire together.
You want to use a needle in which the doubled up wire barely fits through the eye.
Now, for the other end.
I chose a very large vintage button for this.
I liked the look of the button and it is very large, which will make it easy to find it I drop it.
Take the two loose ends of the wire and thread one through each hole in your button.
The loose ends of wire should end about 1″ past the button.
Twist the wires together on both sides of the button
to keep the button from sliding back and forth on the wire.
Thread the loose ends of the wire back through one of the buttonholes.
On the other side of the button, thread the loose ends of the wire back through the other buttonhole.
Keep repeating this until you run out of wire.
That’s it. Now you are ready to start using your new needle threader!