Tool Review Tuesday: LED Needle Threader

Tool Review Tuesday!

It’s Tool Review Tuesday! This is where we choose a tool, do some rigorous product testing, and produce a review that gives you the nitty-gritty details needed before you add something to your cart.

Featured Tool: LED Needle Threader by Dritz, Item #82260

Connecting Threads Reviewer: Jenna

LED Needle Threader

What is this typically used for?

Threading your embroidery needle and lighting it so you can see better.

What was your first impression of the LED Needle Threader?

“Oh this one doesn’t look flimsy like the ones I’ve used in the past.”

How did you use it?

You put the filament part through the eye of your embroidery needle. The pressure on the button illuminates a small LED light at the end so you can see better. This is the unique feature about this tool. Then, you insert your embroidery strands through the filament. Pull the LED needle Threader back out of the needle and voila, the needle is threaded.

How long did it take you to learn how to use it?

Instantly, but I know how to use a needle threader.

What did you like best?

The LED light! It’s a really nice feature. I really love this tool.

Why do you NEED it?

When you are working with multiple embroidery thread colors and switching between colors a lot, this tool saves you time and frustration. Once you start using the needle threader it will become habit and it makes embroidery or handwork more enjoyable.

Who would appreciate the soft comfort thimbles most?

These are perfect for:

  • Anyone using a sewing needle by hand
  • Beginner, intermediate, and expert quilters
  • Embroiderers, paper-piecers, hand crafters
  • Anyone acquiring the essential quilting/sewing tools

Any other perks?

For a limited time, they are currently 20% off! 

Want to see how this LED light works?

Click here to see it in action!


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  1. Judy C Massey - September 28, 2016

    Still waiting on my order for the needle threader. It’s been abot three weeks now.

    • Hayley - October 4, 2016

      Hi Judy,

      Please contact our customer service team! They will be able to look into the status of your order and speed things along. They can be contacted by phone at: 1-800-574-6454, Monday-Friday, 5AM-6PM PST or by email at

  2. Linda Christianson - October 4, 2016

    When it come to the light it sounds like a good idea, but my husband thinks it may be too bright.
    Massey I had order like this and it had gone to the neighbors. When they came home from their trip they brought it over. I would call CT, you should also have a tracking number.