How-To When Should You Replace Your Needle?
While working on an embroidery project this weekend, I, once again, became frustrated when the thread started to break frequently. Before reaching my wit's end I checked my needle. Sure enough, that was the issue. My embroidery needle had become dull. With a quick change I was back in action, but it got me thinking: How often should you change your needle?
Amazing Designs recommends inserting a new needle at the start of every project, or after about eight hours of sewing. Also, be sure to change your needle whenever it becomes bent, dull or develops a burr.
Damaged or worn needles result in:
Remember, replacing your needle is an inexpensive way to prevent potential stitching problems and lots of frustration