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