Wednesday, April 3, 2013

How To Open the Needle Cartridge

Opening a package of SCHMETZ needles is a fairly simple procedure... once you know the physics behind this little plastic container. Put away the hammers, pliers, rocks, and whatever else you might have been using to free your needles from the confines of the storage container. Many already know the secret of getting to your needles, but if you are still have lost patience and have uttered any one of the seven dirty words you can't use on the radio, then please read further.

Here's the secret...
The clear plastic cover is designed to SLIDE down over the main storage case. You cannot pry the clear cover up and off... it is designed to SLIDE off.
It can't be that simple you say. Well, actually, yes it can. Follow the illustrations below to help you master the technique. This technique works on the cartridges storing both carded and loose pack needles.
1. Correct way to slide the cover:
The correct way to slide open the Schmetz needle cover.
To open - SLIDE cover pushing from the top edge towards the needle point
(not towards the shank); take care not to press the cover towards the bottom.
2. Incorrect way to slide the cover:
Inncorrect way to try and open a Schmetz needle package

Now insert your needle, thread your machine and start your new sewing adventure!


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