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It doesn't matter if you have 20/20 vision or wear glasses, threading a needle is no easy task.  But, there may be a needle out there that threads itself in just three easy steps.  In this week's "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It," we tried the One Second Needle.

Julie Rostad has been sewing since she was five-years-old.  But, even for experienced seamstress like Rostad, threading a needle can be difficult.  That's why she recommends using a self-threading needle.

"It helps people, especially if they've got vision trouble," says Rostad.

To hopefully make hand sewing a little easier, we decided to try out the One Second Needle.

"It's an okay size and style here for most sewing.  It's not, you know, large and not as narrow as some I would like, but it's good," says Rostad. 

The set includes four large and four small needles. We started with a small one. It was as easy as three simple steps: Loop, pull and thread.

"You're just going to fold the thread over, so you have a loop. You'll just have the loop over the needle and pull it along the side that has the groove, and then, it should go right into the needle there," says Rostad.

We started with a light-weight cotton material. 

"It's not giving me any trouble here.  It's not gliding through quite as well as the needle one size thinner, which I would normally use for this, but it's doing the job," says Rostad. 

She suggests putting your thumb down on the thread when moving it, so it doesn't get knotted up. But, we spoke too soon.

"And, there, it accidentally came unthreaded," says Rostad.

We threaded the One Second Needle again.  But, this time, we tried it out on something a little bit more challenging: Pulling in the tails on a quilt.

"I'm even having a little trouble with this one, but there we go.  So, that slid into the eye from the side.  Then, we're just going to push that needle through and then our tail gets buried into the quilt here," she says. 

On the package it says it's so easy you can do it blind-folded.  So, I covered my eyes with my scarf.  I held the needle in one hand, and the thread looped together in the other.  After several minutes, I began to get frustrated.  So, obviously, I'm not too coordinated.  But, you may have better luck.

"For short little projects, for people with vision trouble, who absolutely can't see that eye, it's a life-saver to be able to thread a needle," says Rostad.

This product really surprised me.  As many of you probably know, I am not a patient person, especially when it comes to sewing. I only pull out my sewing kit when it's absolutely necessary.  But, the One Second Needle was super easy to use.

 Instead of spending time threading the needle, you can spend more time sewing on the actual button.  So, this week's "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It," earns a thumbs up.

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