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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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Mary Stiefer said...
Brilliant. Thanks for this one.
9/13/05 8:57 PM
Cloud9 said...
Great idea and looks so smart and tidy! And, oh so clever! Thank you.
9/14/05 0:11 AM
Patzee said...
Magnets also work.
9/14/05 1:13 PM
whit said...
Watch the magnets on the electronic machines. They may twiddle the bits. I HATE when that happens.
9/14/05 7:25 PM
BjP said...
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.
9/14/05 9:11 PM
grandmasews said...
This one is a keeper (literally) - good job thinking outside the box
9/15/05 7:30 PM
BD said...
Very Helpful, will try this thanks
9/16/05 10:06 AM
Seamingly Simple said...
Great idea! I need a place to store my serger needles when I switch from four threads to three. Thanks for this.
9/18/05 4:17 PM
AnneM said...
Amazing how clever people are! Thanks for sharing this.
9/21/05 5:00 AM
Nana said...
neat idea.I'll give it a try !
9/24/05 10:12 PM
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