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Monkey1961 | Posted in General Discussion on

I enjoy sewing, but am losing my good vision to macular degeneration.  Any hints or ideas that might help?


  1. lou19 | | #1

    Really sorry to hear of your problems.

    I can only suggest the obvious.

                                  Lighting.........Also there are magnifying lamps with a headband.

                                  easy threading needles

                                  Photocopiers can enlarge instructions.

                                  Try googling "sewing poor vision" for more help

    Will message again if I think of any other ideas

    Best wishes


  2. stillsuesew | | #2

    There is a magnifying glass that attaches to the sewing machine so you can really see what is hapening at the needle.  There are also self threading hand sewing nedles.  God Bless

  3. lou19 | | #3

    2 more suggestions..............

    Pins with coloured heads

    Try using  a  thread slightly lighter/darker than fabric so it shows uo more easily

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