Monday, April 25, 2011

Quick tip Monday-when to change your sewing machine needle


Do you ever wonder when you should change your sewing machine needle? I often wonder this, and it's usually too late. My needle either brakes or messes up my machine. Here is the perfect solution. Wind up 10 bobbins with the thread you most use (probably white) once you have gone through all 10 bobbins, it's time to change your needle.

This tip is so good, and will help me remember to change my needle before it's too late! Hope you use it too...

11 comments:

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Wow, that is a great tip, I'm always wondering that myself. I'm guessing it's been a lot longer than 10 bobbins' worth of thread, so I probably should change mine tonight :-)

Cindy Lou said...

What a great tip. Thanks

Elisa Black said...

That is a more helpful tip than changing your needle every time you start a new project, b/c som projects are big, and some are small. Thanks for sharing!

Sara said...

Great idea! Never thought of that idea before:)

Christy Ross said...

GREAT tip. I need to 1. pick up some extra bobbins so I can do this and 2. CHANGE MY NEEDLE!!

mommypants13 said...

AWESOME! I always wonder when the right time to change my needle is, I heard that its every time I start a new project but some projects are so little! I would go through a needle a day! Thanks so much for the tip!
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Jacqueline said...

GREAT tip!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Beeberry Farm Designs said...

What a great tip! I always try to change after 10 projects but I can n ever seem to remember. Thank You!

Teri said...

Great tip -- thanks!

Kait Palmer said...

That is a good tip! I have a hard time keeping track though because I sew quilts and aprons (out of heavier fabric) so I'm always switching the type of needle anyways...I just have to remember which ones I'm using for the first time or reusing!

angelina_lover said...

Just found this tip, so glad I did because it's always something I realize when it's too late too :giggle:

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