|Before, I had been using a piece of masking tape on my machine to hold the machine needle when I was temporarily switching to a different one. This kept it from getting lost while still being within reach. However, it always left sticky residue on the needle, which caused problems.
Today, I came across some stick-on velcro in my sewing box and it occured to me that the soft loop half could hold needles. The small piece of velcro stuck to the side of the machine makes the perfect little needle holder, and won't leave any residue on the needle :-)