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Posted on: 6/30/08 4:21 PM
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Are you familiar with the dental tools called "interdental brushes"? They are slender wands, with a hole at one end that accomodates very small interchangeable brushs, designed to fit in gaps between teeth. the little hole in the end of the wand is just the right size for a sewing machine needle, but too small to allow the needle shaft to drop through, so if you feel like a fumble fingers when you are replacing a needle in your machine, this might be the thing for you. Just drop the needle into the hole, and then use the wand to position it in place. It would work with sergers that use conventional needles (although not if you want to insert two needles).

On a side note, I've been worried about dropping a needle into my serger when inserting two of them... finally realized that just putting an index card over the holes would provent that dreadful scenario....

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glenj said... (7/5/08 11:42 AM) Reply
i always use the little brush tool with a hole in the end that comes with overlock machines to insert needles
mezzobean said... (7/1/08 10:42 AM) Reply
Great idea! My serger came with just such a wand and I love it - clever idea you had to use a dental tool!
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