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Thread: A home-made machine needle sharpener

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    community benefactor sfguimaraes's Avatar
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    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!

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    I love this idea. Thank you so much for the pictures. IT looks like the steel wool is a very fine grade. like I use for furniture refinishing. I will make one of these and try it. Very clever!

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    Great tut.
    thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfguimaraes
    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!
    Great idea! What grade of steel wool. It comes in fine, regular and coarse.

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    Great idea! What grade of steel wool. It comes in fine, regular and coarse.
    Hmmm... Houston, we'd had a problem!

    My English was the 1st point I was not sure to publish it... the material thing was the second... LOL...

    I would say it should be the fine one. Here in my country we use it for shining pots... does it help?

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    Thank you for the great idea! And I think your English is just fine!!

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    This is brilliant! Thank you for sharing!

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    Thanks so much for this great idea. Your English was very understandable.

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    Great idea :thumbup: Thanks for the tute.

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    OH, NEAT. What a wonderful idea. Will have to make myself one. THANK YOU

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