What part of the needle carries the thread?
Eye: The hole at the end of the needle. This is where the thread passes through. The size and shape of the eye is different on varying needle types. Point and Tip: These parts are the very base of the needle.
Where does the flat side of a sewing machine needle go?
A sewing machine needle looks simple but has many different parts. The shank is the part that seats into your sewing machine; the flat side usually goes towards the back, and the rounded side towards the front.