INFILA Automatic HAND Needle Threader - £3.59 delivered @ RNIB
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INFILA Automatic HAND Needle Threader - £3.59 delivered @ RNIB

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Found 5th Nov
If sewing is your passion but threading needles is getting tougher, this handy gadget can help remove that stress and frustration for you.

Although aimed at people with sight issue it could be useful for people with limited dexterity. Suitable for both small and large needles. Colours may vary, comes with needle threader instructions.

I've tried self threading needles and sadly find they all have flaws.. this allows me to use my own normal needles which i find great.

As i said I use this myself (i've sight issues, but even if i never i would still have it as i find it so quick to use and small it fits easy in my sewing box or bag if i need to take a sewing kit with me..) and also got one for my grandmother who's much more serious sight problems which mean she can't see to thread a needle any more and she loves it too.. its efficient and quick and a must have item for anyone who is sick of struggling trying to thread a needle.

We paid more for ours but just found these on the RNIB website and think the price is fantastic as it includes postage too..


the following text i took from amazon...

So many people complain that they have trouble threading needles and it is a problem I share.

The Infila Automatic Needle Threader is a gem of a product that makes the task of needle threading an absolute breeze. If you do have problems threading a needle, even if you don't this product is a real must have.

You can use the little desk top machine to thread many different threads through the smallest eye with all the creative possibilities that can bring.

The IANT (Infila Automatic Needle Threader) is very, very easy to use. There are two 'funnels' (one for an ordinary needle and one for a large one) in which you place the needle, eye down. Next you lay the thread in a gulley next to the funnel and push a button. Believe it or not, the thread pops through the needle eye in a twinkle of your own eye! - pure magic. If you want to thread multiple threads, you can do this one at a time, or all together it really doesn't matter. It will take you no time at all to thread a needle with the INFILA, save your time, save your frustration, this product is a winner! (You might guess that we think it's the best thing since sliced bread and you know, you'll be right!

Written by Jon MacPherson Barnyarns.
here a video that shows how it works.. a member (sorry missed your name) just did this in the comments and removed it so thought id add it to the post as it was a fantastic idea

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Gentle_Giant6 m ago

WHAT THE.......You know you can buy packs of easi-thread needles, dont …WHAT THE.......You know you can buy packs of easi-thread needles, dont you?? They have a flat top with a slit that lets the thread through, but not back out. Mine were part of a £2.99 sewing kit from Lidl.



you have to be able to see properly and have a reasonable dexterity and no shake.. to get those so called easy threaders to work (my gran cant use them at all but can use this by feel alone.. ) and when you do get the thread in it often comes out again even if it ain't meant too .. this is much easier for people like us with macular degeneration (centre vision issues) and means you can use all the different sizes of needles you already have
Edited by: "sheps" 5th Nov

Wow, I didn't know such a thing existed. This will really help my mother, thanks for the detailed description and video link. OP
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WHAT THE.......

You know you can buy packs of easi-thread needles, dont you?? They have a flat top with a slit that lets the thread through, but not back out. Mine were part of a £2.99 sewing kit from Lidl.

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Gentle_Giant6 m ago

WHAT THE.......You know you can buy packs of easi-thread needles, dont …WHAT THE.......You know you can buy packs of easi-thread needles, dont you?? They have a flat top with a slit that lets the thread through, but not back out. Mine were part of a £2.99 sewing kit from Lidl.



you have to be able to see properly and have a reasonable dexterity and no shake.. to get those so called easy threaders to work (my gran cant use them at all but can use this by feel alone.. ) and when you do get the thread in it often comes out again even if it ain't meant too .. this is much easier for people like us with macular degeneration (centre vision issues) and means you can use all the different sizes of needles you already have
Edited by: "sheps" 5th Nov

Wow, I didn't know such a thing existed. This will really help my mother, thanks for the detailed description and video link. OP

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Longy15 m ago

Wow, I didn't know such a thing existed. This will really help my mother, …Wow, I didn't know such a thing existed. This will really help my mother, thanks for the detailed description and video link. OP


They really are fantastic .. I can't rate them highly enough. Where i am at stage i am just managing to thread a larger needle on a good day, my gran can not manage anything smaller than a darning needle until we found this .. it has given her such joy and some independence back and best of all we can all use our own needles without any more faffing about. Hope your mother loves hers too.. the instructions aint the best but now you've seen the video I'm sure you can keep her right and once you've done it once it's easy

sheps58 m ago

you have to be able to see properly and have a reasonable dexterity and no …you have to be able to see properly and have a reasonable dexterity and no shake.. to get those so called easy threaders to work (my gran cant use them at all but can use this by feel alone.. ) and when you do get the thread in it often comes out again even if it ain't meant too .. this is much easier for people like us with macular degeneration (centre vision issues) and means you can use all the different sizes of needles you already have



Sorry, your gran must be pretty bad then, I have most of the things you mention and manage; obviously not so bad though.

The trick with the self threaders is to hold the one end of the thread against the side of the needle, and to have a generous amount of thread on the side you are passing through the eye, but hey-ho.

I did try another threading machine myself a few years ago, when my eyesight was at its worst following massive steroid treatments, - and it was so stupidly complicated, I went back to the self threading needles.

Gentle_Giant1 h, 8 m ago

WHAT THE.......You know you can buy packs of easi-thread needles, dont …WHAT THE.......You know you can buy packs of easi-thread needles, dont you?? They have a flat top with a slit that lets the thread through, but not back out. Mine were part of a £2.99 sewing kit from Lidl.


Are these still on sale in Lidl?

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Gentle_Giant9 m ago

Sorry, your gran must be pretty bad then, I have most of the things you …Sorry, your gran must be pretty bad then, I have most of the things you mention and manage; obviously not so bad though.The trick with the self threaders is to hold the one end of the thread against the side of the needle, and to have a generous amount of thread on the side you are passing through the eye, but hey-ho.I did try another threading machine myself a few years ago, when my eyesight was at its worst following massive steroid treatments, - and it was so stupidly complicated, I went back to the self threading needles.


yes sadly it all vision issues with gran and a mix of vision and dexterity with me.. i managed slightly better with side loading self threaders but get frustrated when they come undone again and found they also snapped the thread on me at times.. this is so so easy to use as the video shows.. takes all the stress out of me and as i say i can use all my own needles with it and it small.. comes with a wee case that has a bit you can keep needles in too and enough room for some thread if you wound it onto a card

Don't need 1 but that is ingenious, heat added.
Edit, right apparently we do need 1(she says) just about to order. Thanks op.
Edited by: "kramvic" 5th Nov

Great find.....thanks for posting OP

Great invention I must get one.

heat for the find and product. anything to help make life a little easier

jumpingjack1 h, 13 m ago

Are these still on sale in Lidl?



Like all hardware, the sewing kits ( of various sizes) come and go; grab a mag in store, or sign up for the weekly email detailing whats in the following week.
I suspect they also sell them with the same regularity at Aldi, so pick whichever is easiest for you.

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kramvic1 h, 12 m ago

Don't need 1 but that is ingenious, heat added.Edit, right apparently we …Don't need 1 but that is ingenious, heat added.Edit, right apparently we do need 1(she says) just about to order. Thanks op.

Everyone needs one they just don't realise it yet! Even my bairns use it.. It really does solve one of life's little annoyances as no matter how good your sight and dexterity is I don't know many people who ain't had a fight to thread a needle at some point.. Well unless you've never tried it in the first place 😁

I've had one of these for years, bought it in Spain....they are brilliant & extremely easy to use! Great find, heat 🔥

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jumpingjack2 h, 16 m ago

Are these still on sale in Lidl?

These are the same idea as ones sold in Lidl Also other options on Amazon too.. Self-Threading Needles - Offer Pack amazon.co.uk/dp/…A3V

I'm a normal everyday bloke and threading a needle is a pain in the arse so I've ordered one ......cheers op

Don't think I will ever need(le) this

Just ordered, good find. I have used the so called easy thread needles and for me they just break the thread where I am trying to get it in the needle! Heat.

Thanks OP. Ordered for my mum. Money also goes goes to a good charity and on top of that their price is the lowest.

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hhali7 m ago

Thanks OP. Ordered for my mum. Money also goes goes to a good charity and …Thanks OP. Ordered for my mum. Money also goes goes to a good charity and on top of that their price is the lowest.

Yes I never meantioned the charity part maybe I should have

Hi,
Has anyone received their order yet? I am still waiting for mine.
Thanks all.

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apfel211 h, 53 m ago

Hi,Has anyone received their order yet? I am still waiting for mine. Hi,Has anyone received their order yet? I am still waiting for mine. Thanks all.

Maybe drop then a wee message for an update... i'm sure they rarely see the volume ordered this post must have produced. So either missing in post or that's the reason for the hold up.
Edited by: "sheps" 20th Nov

Yes, I emailed them and they said that my order was stuck in the system and I have just received it.Thanks

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apfel2152 m ago

Yes, I emailed them and they said that my order was stuck in the system …Yes, I emailed them and they said that my order was stuck in the system and I have just received it.Thanks


Glad you got it sorted
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