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Articulated Sewing Needle

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Getting a strand of thread through the narrow gap of a tiny sewing needle is never easy, even with the help of strong reading glasses.

If only the hole would get bigger when you pressed the blunt end of the needle gently against a hard surface.... This is exactly what happens when you use the Articulated Sewing Needle.

This is because the blunt end, featuring the elongated hole, is composed of a different material, seamlessly fused to the metal shaft that terminates in the penetrating point. Being able to expand also enables the needle to facilitate a greater variety of thread gauges, making them more task versatile.

There are durable plastics which are capable of sustaining repeated limited distorting pressures without breaking. Combined material sewing needles may be marginally more expensive, but their advantages will prevail.

xenzag, Mar 25 2018

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       I'll take a dozen. [+]
pertinax, Mar 25 2018
  

       So articulate.   

       Bimetallic strip could do this. Dip eye end of needle in hot water, eye "opens" - allow to cool, eye closes.   

       Eminently Bakeable.   

       Or you could just buy better glasses, and cut down on the Absinthe so your hands don't shake quite so much ...
8th of 7, Mar 25 2018
  

       Brilliant and simple.
RayfordSteele, Mar 25 2018
  

       This is actually pas mal, mon amie.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 25 2018
  

       At first I thought this would be a sewing needle that bends in the middle, like an articulated truck.
Wrongfellow, Mar 25 2018
  
      
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