Tag Archives: SCHMETZ Sewing Machine Needles

Legacy Sewing Companies

By | 01/12/2022

(Originally published in SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #94, October 2021. Written by Rita Farro.) There are many famous trios: The Three Musketeers; Peter, Paul, and Mary; the Three Stooges; Destiny’s Child. And if you’re a fan of Creole cooking, you are familiar with that culinary holy trinity:  onions, bell peppers, and celery. But no place in history or… Read More »

Sewing Machine Needles Don’t Last Forever!!!

By | 12/29/2021

    The needle is not a permanent machine part. Needles get dull from use. Needles are meant to be changed.   Clues to Changing the Needle – Shredding or broken threads – – Skipped stitches – – Puckered or damaged fabrics – – Wiggly squiggly seams – – Popping, clicking or clunking sound –    

How to Read the Needle Package

By | 10/06/2021

What Do Those Numbers Mean? Home sewing machines require a needle with a flat shank and a scarf – that little indentation above the eye on the backside of the needle. Needles with a flat shank and a scarf are identified as needle system 130/705 H. There are over 7,000 needle systems throughout the world. Thankfully, 99% of… Read More »