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Thread: I think I'm looking for a needle in a haystack.

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    Senior Member incoming2me's Avatar
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    I bought a Singer 40k hand crank on ebay for DD4 to start to learn to sew.
    Thought it would be a GREAT plan.

    Well.. it would be a great plan, if I could find these apparently morphadite needles.

    Cat.1113 Class 24x3 size 11

    I've found only one reference to where these might possibly be purchased...and it's from 2009.

    Anyone have any leads on where these might be found?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by incoming2me
    I bought a Singer 40k hand crank on ebay for DD4 to start to learn to sew.
    Thought it would be a GREAT plan.

    Well.. it would be a great plan, if I could find these apparently morphadite needles.

    Cat.1113 Class 24x3 size 11

    I've found only one reference to where these might possibly be purchased...and it's from 2009.

    Anyone have any leads on where these might be found?
    Thanks!
    Ask Billy (lostn51), he is our resident guru on vintage machines.
    Or try a post here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1294.htm.

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    did you check ebay for the needles? I have gotten some needles from there for my ooooold machines.

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    I bet Organ makes them, but they are numbered different now. Try here: http://www.allbrands.com/products/abc0609.html
    I didn't see your size listed, but call or e-mail them with the machine and they may know the substitution number made now. I have ordered a couple odd things from them and they are good to work with.

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    There's a pretty comprehensive needle chart at ISMACS:
    http://www.ismacs.net/needle_and_sha...edle-list.html

    According to this chart, the Singer 40 takes ordinary 15x1 needles. Has your model 40 been modified to take the 24x1? Or maybe it came with a manual for the model 24? That one does take the 24x1 needle.

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    why did you buy a hand crank. There are so many good old electric ones available. I don't believe you will learn having to crank with one hand and guide with the other.

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    I agree with Holice,you need 2 hands to sew with.

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    I know a lady who has only one arm and she sews and knits, cooks and has done all her own yard work.

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    My dd was about 8yo when she wanted to learn to sew, but she was afraid of the electric machines. She *loved* the hand crank and made me promise never to sell it or give it away.

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    Ewecan sew: Where there's a will, there's a way! She should go for it!
    peace :D

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