Sewing General

"witch" Automatic Needle Threader (Model 04-16-03)

Description: 

DISCONTINUED. (Verified 4/1997) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. The Witch Automatic Needle Threader is designed to thread needles for individuals who are visually imapaired or have little or no mobility or strength in their hands.

Adapted Sewing Machine Controller

Description: 

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with quadriplegia to operate a sewing machine. A plywood box was built to house the sewing machine foot pedal.

Alterations For Special Conditions: Clothing Made Difficult To Remove.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Demonstrates clothing that fastens in the back for persons who may undress at inappropriate times. Suggests putting zippers in the back of shirts and dresses, so they cannot be unfastened in the front.

Automatic Needle Threader

Description: 

DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. Small base with needle holder and place for spool of thread. Needle is threaded by pushing a button.

Maker: 

Bernina Handicapped (Model 830 H)

Description: 

DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. Portable model sewing machine for physically disabled, has large control knobs with projections to facilitate turning.

Bernina Needle Threader

Description: 

DISCONTINUED.(Verified 11/2012) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. The Bernina Needle Threader is a needle threader designed for use by individuals with low vision or upper extremity disabilities.

Seller(s): 

Blue Elite

Blue Elite
Description: 

The Blue Elite is an automatic needle threader designed for use by individuals with fine motor disabilities or arthritis. Suitable for all types of needles the device is designed for ease of use.

Butler Floss Threader

Butler Floss Threader
Description: 

The Butler Floss Threaders are sewing aids designed to assist in threading needles for individuals with limited dexterity or visual impairment. Floss threaders are normally a dental item, but can be used to thread most sized needles.

Buttoneer

Buttoneer
Description: 

Buttoneer is a sewing aid designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity and grasping disabilities, arthritis, low vision or amputation.

Byteswitch Sewing Machine

Byteswitch Sewing Machine
Description: 

The ByteSwitch Sewing Machine is a sewing machine with hand or mouth controls designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury or lower extremity amputation or disabilities.

Caddy For Sewing And Knitting

Caddy For Sewing And Knitting
Description: 

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized free-standing caddy for sewing and knitting supplies for elderly individuals with heart problems and osteoarthritis.

Chest Operated Sewing Machine.

Description: 

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Provides ability to operate a variable speed sewing machine without the use of hands. A mounting arm was developed with a chest pad to operate the lever switch of the sewing machine.

Clamp On Hoop

Description: 

DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. Clamp with hoop attachment can be secured to any convenient working surface. Hoop can be raised up and down and tilted. 8 or 10 inches diameter.

Maker: 

Clamp On Needlework Hoop

Description: 

DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. Wooden holder and clamp for embroidery hoop. Clamps to table, chair or lapboard. Nonslip swivel adjusts up or down, tilts to any position. Hoops, 10 or 8 inches.

Maker: 

Cork Needle Stabilizer

Description: 

-DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY ----- PURPOSE: To stabilize needles for threading. Corks can be used to stabilize needles during threading. Applying purchased self-adhesive cork circles to each end of a spool of thread creates a ready-to-use needle stabilizer.

Crafter's Extra Hand (Model K10178)

Description: 

DISCONTINUED (Verified 11/2001) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. The Crafter's Extra Hand, model K10178, is a clamp on needlework hoop designed for one-handed crafters or those with arthritis or weak hands.

Maker: 

Deluxe Sewing Machine Magnifier

Description: 

The Deluxe Sewing Machine Magnifier is a magnifier for a sewing machine designed for use by individuals with low vision. The magnifier attaches to the machine with self-adhesive tape to aid users in threading the needle.

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Easy Threading Needles

Description: 

Easy Threading Needles are easy thread sewing needles designed for use by persons with limited dexterity, or who are blind or have low vision. The metallic needle's square eye is easier to thread than standard needle eyes. DIMENSIONS: 0.5 inches long.

Easy Threading Needles

Easy Threading Needles
Description: 

The Easy Threading Needles are easy thread sewing needles designed for use by individuals with low vision, fine motor, or upper extremity disabilities.

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Embroidery Hoop

Embroidery Hoop
Description: 

The Embroidery Hoop is a clamp-on needlework hoop designed for people with upper extremity disabilities or use of only one hand. This hoop can be used for knitting, crocheting, darning, and embroidery and clips to tabletops up to one inch-thick.

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