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Thread: Featherweight needles

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    Featherweight needles

    Are the sewing machine needles required by Featherweights different from the standard sewing machine needles used today? I know the bobbins are different.
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    So glad you asked. I also want to know.

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    Nope, Featherweights use the regular old 15x1 needles. On in Singer vernacular 2020s.

    But remember, they go flat to the left, and thread right to left.

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    Can any of the schmetz needles be used in a FW or Singer 15-90?

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    The brand of needle has no bearing on it. Schmetz makes the standard needles by the tons.

    The # 130/705H you see on the Schmetz pack is just their number for that system of needle. Organ uses a different number too.

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    Thank you for the info, Joe!!!!

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    I use the Schmetz in my clone 15-91 and my featherweight.

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    Good to know. Thank you!
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    Okay. I have the "proper" needle and I have followed the threading diagram (and am threading the needle from right to left). I have put the Bobbin in the bobbin case with the thread "travelling" in the same direction as the diagram in the manual...any other reasons why I'm getting a thread jam?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianGirl View Post
    Okay. I have the "proper" needle and I have followed the threading diagram (and am threading the needle from right to left). I have put the Bobbin in the bobbin case with the thread "travelling" in the same direction as the diagram in the manual...any other reasons why I'm getting a thread jam?
    Are you holding the needle and bobbin thread while you take t he first few stitches? Also, starting with the needle bar in the highest position helps avoid thread jams in FWs according to my OSMG.
    Linda
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