Sewing and Needlework

Find out to sew, quilt, knit, and enjoy many other needlework activities when you are blind or low vision.

Person holds a threaded needle

Using a Self-Threading Needle

Steps for Threading a Needle Successfully First, here are some general hints and organization tips for easier needle threading and sewing: Threading Your Needle There are several different ways to […]

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Multiple colored threads in a needle

Using a “Witch” Needle Threader

Hints and organization tips for easier needle threading and sewing: Use a Hexe or “Witch” Needle Threader: The Hexe (also called the Witch) is a small, brightly colored plastic device […]

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Two hands knitting

Knitting

Do you have happy memories of knitting with two needles in your hands and the feeling of a soft ball of yarn in a color that you love? Did you […]

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Quilt made up of many colors and fabrics

Quilting

A quilt is essentially a fabric “sandwich.” It has a top that is often pieced or appliquéd with a design, a middle that is composed of batting, and a back […]

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Cross-stitched flowers

Needlepoint

If you’re taking up embroidery or needlepoint again after losing your vision, give yourself time to practice and learn to use feedback from your sense of touch. Start slowly with […]

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Wire loop threader (similar in shape to a flossing threader for oral care)

Using a Wire Loop Needle Threader

Hints and organization tips for easier needle threading and sewing: Threading Regular Eye Needles or Craft Needles You can thread regular eye needles or craft needles by using a variety […]

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