Nov 19, 2011

When Should You Replace Your Needle?

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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:

  • Broken or shredded threads
  • Skipped stitches
  • Puckered fabrics
  • Uneven threads
  • Hearing the needle hit the machine needle plate or hook

Remember replacing your needle is an inexpensive way to prevent potential stitching problems and lots of frustration

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