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It is hard to use the needle threader can't get thread to go thru needle am I using it wrong? Thread in front of needle or behind needle I have tried both.

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Takes a little practice, just be patient, the thread goes in front of the needle. Sometimes the needle hole is very small and addes to the frustration. I use Singer Inspira needles and they have a larger hole and much easier to thread.

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