Here's an easy technique of threading a needle.
A video shared by Twitter user John Bick shows that most people have been threading needles the wrong way.
Inserting thread into a needle's eye can be highly frustrating. Unless one has very precise eyes and fingers, the task can be very challenging.
But the task, as Bick's video shows, need not be so difficult.
Instead of trying to stick the tip of the thread into the needle's eye, simply place a piece of thread flat in your palm. Then put the needle down flat with the eye on the thread. Roll the needle back and forth and the threading will effortlessly happen on its own.
The video, which Bick shared on April 3, 2018, has been viewed more than six million times. It has drawn more than 2,000 comments and retweeted almost 60,000 times. It has also received more than 120,000 likes.
'That awkward moment you realize you did it wrong your whole life,' Bick captioned the video.
The demonstration truly amazed people. When threading a needle, most people hold an inch or so of thread between their fingers and try to guide it through the eye of the needle.
The thread is flimsy and floppy, which is why it's hard to stick it directly through the eye of the needle.
Often, one is forced to wet the tip of the thread with saliva to reform the fibers because it deflects and frays upon touching the needle.
But instead of trying to push the tip of the thread through the eye of the needle, pushing the eye of the needle onto the tip of the thread will make the task a lot easier. 'Good grief. After 50 years of going cross-eyed,' Twitter user @Bell32796 commented on the video.