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Posted on: 9/13/05 7:12 PM
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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 :-)

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Nana said... (9/24/05 10:12 PM) Reply
neat idea.I'll give it a try !
AnneM said... (9/21/05 5:00 AM) Reply
Amazing how clever people are! Thanks for sharing this.
Seamingly Simple said... (9/18/05 4:17 PM) Reply
Great idea! I need a place to store my serger needles when I switch from four threads to three. Thanks for this.
BD said... (9/16/05 10:06 AM) Reply
Very Helpful, will try this thanks
grandmasews said... (9/15/05 7:30 PM) Reply
This one is a keeper (literally) - good job thinking outside the box
BjP said... (9/14/05 9:11 PM) Reply
I like this tip! I'll start doing that immediately....I was doing the taping bit, too, and not happy with it, so thanks for the idea.
whit said... (9/14/05 7:25 PM) Reply
Watch the magnets on the electronic machines. They may twiddle the bits. I HATE when that happens.
Patzee said... (9/14/05 1:13 PM) Reply
Magnets also work.
Cloud9 said... (9/14/05 0:11 AM) Reply
Great idea and looks so smart and tidy! And, oh so clever! Thank you.
Mary Stiefer said... (9/13/05 8:57 PM) Reply
Brilliant. Thanks for this one.
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