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Thread: A home-made machine needle sharpener

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    voce teve uma ideia bem legal.

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    I would worry about metal shaveings (dust) falling into the feed dog gears.

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    My thoughts too, anyone else???
    Quote Originally Posted by cheri stonespinner View Post
    I would worry about metal shaveings (dust) falling into the feed dog gears.
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    What a wonderful idea! Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfguimaraes View Post
    Well... I'm not confident if my English is enough to publish a tut... hmmm... let me try!
    You did fine and that's a great tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfguimaraes View Post
    Well... I'm not confident if my English is enough to publish a tut... hmmm... let me try!

    Not always we can comply the rule of needle exchange every 8 hours of use... but we can easily notice when the needle is not as sharp. I'll show you how to make your own sharpener at home.

    Cut a 7"x5" rectangle in cotton fabric. Sew around the edges, leaving a small opening and forming a little bag. Place inside a piece of steel wool. Close it with little blind stitches. Ta-da! You're ready for sharpening your needles.

    All you need is to sew (needle without thread) this sharpener forward and backward, just a few times!

    Material
    Attachment 194742

    Make a little bag
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    Sharpening your needle
    Attachment 194744
    You might want to think about this before you make one. I read somewhere by doing this method that little tiny pieces of steel wool can get into your machine and cause a lot of damage. I would not take a chance making these. Just a FYI.
    sewellie

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    What a clever idea. I'm going to try that.
    No matter how tough life is, it sure beats the alternative.

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    Thanks for sharing!!!
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    Thanks for the great tute and idea!
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    Very clever idea, Thanks!

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