Monday, November 5, 2012

Sewing Machine Needle: Dull Needle with Burrs

Think it doesn't matter how long a needle is used?  Have a microscope in your sewing room?  Take a look at a used needle on the left.  With each magnification you can see not only the dull point, but look at the striations and that GIANT burr on the needle point.

Now imagine what this needle will do to your fabrics and thread?  That's right, it bears repeating the clues to using a dull needle:

Shredded or Broken Threads
Skipped Stitches
Puckered Fabrics
Damaged Fabrics
Uneven Seams
Popping or Clunking Sound from Sewing Machine

So what is the solution?

Change your needle!
It's the easiest and least expensive way to improve your stitches.

Next week find out if your gently used sewing machines needles are still sewing worthy.

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