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ANATOMY of a NEEDLE

"YOUR SEWING MACHINE IS ONLY AS GOOD AS IT'S NEEDLE"

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ALL modern sewing machines use the same "Universal" style needle 15X1. Other equivalent numbers may include: 705H, HAX1, SY2020, 2045.
The correct selection of needle type and size to suit the thread and fabric being sewn results in a more satisfactory stitch. Fine fabrics should be sewn with a fine needle size 11, medium fabrics size 14 and heavy fabrics size 16 or 18. You will see listed on our site a variety of needle points for various fabrics. Please check your manual for needle/thread relationship.

FLAT SIDE: A general rule when replacing sewing machine needles, is the flat side of the needle is placed to the back of the machine if the bobbin is put in from the front. For variations please consult your manual.

LONG GROOVE: When the needle makes a hole in the fabric it makes the hole only large enough for itself. The thread seats itself into the long groove as the needle enters the fabric. NOTE: You will always thread the eye of the needle from the long goove side, which will always be the opposite of the flat side.










SHORT GROOVE (Scarf): Found on the backside of the needle just above the eye. This grooved out portion of the needle is where the shuttle or hook picks the thread up from the needle to start the stitch formation. Over the years as fabrics have become more difficult to sew the scarf has increased in length and depth.










General information: The over-all length of a universal needle 15X1 is one inch and a half (1 9/16")(39mm). If you are suddenly skipping stitches or breaking thread, check your manual to see if the needle is inserted correctly. If that does not solve the problem take the machine and foot control in to your service technician to check and adjust timing. Never sew with a bent or blunt needle. Change your needle often; remember
"YOUR SEWING MACHINE IS ONLY AS GOOD AS IT'S NEEDLE"

   
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$3.95
Top quality tweezers with guide pin
6" long with bent point design.
The best tool in your accessory box. Ideal for threading needles on sewing machines and needles and loopers on sergers. Many other practical sewing uses: removing thread and lint build-up from small areas in the sewing machine, pulling out unwanted stitches, etc.
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$12.95
*High quality oil in refillable extendable spout. Long neck spout style of oiler #NK2 may vary depending on availability.
*Lubricant for gears
*Lint brush
*Extra fine quality screw driver for tension adjustments
*2 strips of crocus cloth for removing burs on hook, etc.
*6" abrasive cord #52 for removing burs in and around needle plate, etc.
*Oil and lubricant instructions pamphlet for various models
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$39.95
Fits ALL machines.
No need to place your fabric in a hoop for free-motion sewing. Place on top of fabric for free-motion, quilting, embroidery or monogramming. The friction surface on the underside of the guide grip holds the fabric taut and provides handles for moving the fabric. Set your machine for normal free-motion sewing according to your operators manual.
Note: For free-arm models works best with your sewing machine extension plate attached.
Some fabrics especially light weight fabrics may require a stabilizer. Some projects may require the conventional two piece wood hoop.
NOTE: For additional information click on this link "How to do Free Motion Sewing"
This item is Freight Intensive (F/I), $8.95 is the basic S&H for ALL Freight Intensive (F/I) items
 




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