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Thread: Sewing machine needles

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    What are the differences between sewing machine needles? I see some say 70 or 90 and some have 70/140 or something like that....what are these numbers?

    Marcia

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    I have the same question. I never know what to use, except the heavy duty on for sewing jeans
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    I tried copying and pasting this chart, but lost the formatting - it explains what sizes to use for different fabrics.

    Sewing machine needle chart

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewsletterBot
    What are the differences between sewing machine needles? I see some say 70 or 90 and some have 70/140 or something like that....what are these numbers?

    Marcia
    Every needle package is marked with two numbers because the Europeans use a different numbering system than the US of A. Bigger numbers, bigger needles.

    http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00185.asp

    Is a start.

    tim in san jose

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    I buy mostly singer needles, each package tell you what fabric it is for. I usually pick a 14 for most sewing and then don't have to change it as much.....they usually have the european size as well on the packages

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