I’ve only just recently become acquainted with these little beauties, but I’ve fallen so completely in love with them, that I thought they deserved a post of their own. As the title of this post implies, they’re needles that are designed specifically for finishing work. Maybe not so much for sewing seams, but they’re absolutely fantastic for weaving in ends, especially short ones. I always try to leave my tails long enough to weave in, but I have had threads break on occasion, and these finishing needles are lifesavers for fixing them. You see, they’re essentially plastic tapestry needles with really huge eyes, which means that you can use them to weave in very, very short tails–without the snagging and splitting that sometimes occurs with using a crochet hook for the same purpose. As far as I know, Susan Bates is the only brand that makes them, although there may be others. So if you see these critters at your local yarn shop, you might want to give them a try. I’m willing to bet you’ll love them as much as I do!
How about you? Have you ever used finishing needles like these? Please share below!