My needle never comes off of the thread!

If you are a fan of waxed braided thread from either https://www.etsy.com/shop/leatherwurx or a spool from abbeyengland.com, you can keep the thread from coming off your needle by, after you have threaded the needle, puncture the thread about 1/2″ from the end with the tip of the needle, then pull the thread on through until it “pops” into place. You’re secure!