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Posted on: 6/12/11 10:14 AM
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I found finding the right sewing machine needle is not always easy so I took an embroidery thread organizer, the box with all the little squares, and sorted my needles into sections. I labeled each section so that I can easily find which needle I want. ie emboridery, ballpoint, size etc. I find it works really well. I hope this helps someone else. Reading the numbers with a magnifying glass can be time consuming and difficult.

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cstroh said... (6/24/11 11:48 AM) Reply
to newsewer...yes it is similar to a tackle box, you can find them at Walmart pretty cheap. I like the idea of making a place for the needle in the m/c, or taping the description on the sewing m/c. Would really help with the memory
NonieA1 said... (6/19/11 4:14 PM) Reply
Thank you for this review. I was fortunate many years ago to purchase a needle organizer from Singer called Select-O-Pack-why this was discontinued I don't know as it is an excellent way to sort one's needles-knit,woven,special purpose.
Nancy Rhodes said... (6/18/11 11:27 AM) Reply
I use low tack painters masking tape with the needle info scrawled on it, and stick it to my machine... good for this visual is good, memory is bad gal.
grey ann said... (6/14/11 8:47 PM) Reply

grey ann said... (6/14/11 8:46 PM) Reply
I do the same thing, and may I add a tip: I labeled one section "In machine." When I take a needle out to put in my machine, I put that needle sleeve into that box. That way I know what is in the machine, and don't have to try to remember what I was sewing on.
Princess Aurora said... (6/13/11 10:59 PM) Reply
I do something similar, but instead of a box, I just use the tomato pincushion my mother gave me. Each section is marked with the needle size. I have two tomatoes; one for sharps and one for ballpoint.
newsewer2011 said... (6/13/11 3:22 AM) Reply
ahh yes, thankyou - it wont be that cheap here in Sydney though LOL
Mufffet said... (6/13/11 0:47 AM) Reply
I think this is it - or the the DMC box like it:
newsewer2011 said... (6/12/11 9:12 PM) Reply
I need something like this - when you say embroidery box, is it sort of like a fishing tackle or a beading box?
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