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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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newsewer2011 said...
I need something like this - when you say embroidery box, is it sort of like a fishing tackle or a beading box?
6/12/11 9:12 PM
Mufffet said...
I think this is it - or the the DMC box like it:
6/13/11 0:47 AM
newsewer2011 said...
ahh yes, thankyou - it wont be that cheap here in Sydney though LOL
6/13/11 3:22 AM
Princess Aurora said...
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.
6/13/11 10:59 PM
grey ann said...
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.
6/14/11 8:46 PM
grey ann said...

6/14/11 8:47 PM
Nancy Rhodes said...
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.
6/18/11 11:27 AM
NonieA1 said...
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.
6/19/11 4:14 PM
cstroh said...
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
6/24/11 11:48 AM
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