How To Change A Sewing Machine Needle
Learn how to replace or change the needle in your sewing machine and how to select your needles for sewing different types of fabrics.
How to identify the type and thickness of the needle
Before replacing the needle, you must determine the type and number of the needle that is used in your sewing machine.
Look! Shaft of these needles not have a flat side. Such type of sewing machine needles is used for industrial sewing machine only.
Lift the needle to top position by hand with turning a balance wheel of sewing machine away from oneself.
Now take new needle and and make sure that the needle does not have rusty areas and different defects.
Note: When the needle is curved or blunt then the sewing stitch will have defects.
In this photo you see the type of sewing needle that is used for a household sewing machine. The shank of such needle has a flat side.
On the needle shank, you can find the needle number. Needles for home sewing machines have sizes from 70 to 110 (the thickest).
How to loosen the needle clamping
Now you need to loosen the needle clamping, turn out this screw (not completely). Sometimes to do this requires a flat screwdriver of medium size, which is in the set of tools of your sewing machine.
Now you need pull out the needle.
Insert flat screwdriver into the slit of screw and turn out (to left) to loosen the screw slightly.
Removing the needle from the needle bar
Pull the needle out from the needle bar.
You can remove the presser foot to make it easier for you to change the needle.
The needles for sewing different fabrics
You should remember that are special sewing needles that are used for sewing different fabrics and materials.
In this example, a conventional needle (universal) with a long spike is shown.
You need to know, that for sewing leather, jeans fabric, knit fabricse, jersey and others are used special needles, including there are and twin needles.
The shank of needles for household sewing machines
Insert the needle so that the flat part of the needle shank was in the opposite direction from you. The round part of needle should be on your side.
Insert the needle fully to the stop. Otherwise during work a sewing machine you can break not only the needle but a shuttle hook also.
The thread must be pass into needle eye from your side. The long groove of the needle should be on your side also.
Attention: Some older models of sewing machines have another position of the needle (vice versa).
Tips: Before removing the needle, pay attention to how it is installed.
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