So…needles. They’re essential, yet frustrating. They’re constantly rolling off the sewing table and getting lost, while at the same time acting as the sewist’s most prized tool. They’re like our paintbrushes, if you really think about it! Whether you’re just starting or someone with a little more experience on their hands, the charts and tips we’ve got below will keep your sewing skills as sharp as can be. Find information on sewing machine needle sizes, the parts of a sewing needle, and how to replace a sewing machine needle!
Learn the Lingo!
So the tip of the needle is called the…sharp part…right? And that tiny hole it has is called the thread portal, isn’t it? Just kidding! 😉 But it all seriousness, there are official names for every smidgen of a sewing needle! Check out the graphic below to see if you really do know them all!
Are you a little fuzzy on which needle size is heaviest? Do you know which types of needles to be using when you’re quilting as opposed to decoratively stitching? Do you know what a ball point needle is? Were you even AWARE that so many needles exist??? Don’t worry! We’ve got everything you need in the two handy charts below.
It’s important to keep your needles organized so you’ve always got the right sized tool handy…but also so that you don’t stab yourself (again and again!) while searching for said tool. Staying organized is a vital step to success.
Some Vital Knowledge!
Uh oh! Your needle broke! What will you do? There must be SOMETHING on this earth to help you replace the needle in your machine!!!! Oh…how about this handy tutorial? Phew. That was a close one.
DIY Needle Cases
Now that your needle knowledge has been honed to a fine point, make yourself a cute little case to keep your tools in! These free and easy patterns are completely adorable and will make your life 100% easier once finished.