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Old 05-19-2007, 10:54 AM
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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?

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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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Old 05-19-2007, 11:12 AM
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I tried copying and pasting this chart, but lost the formatting - it explains what sizes to use for different fabrics.

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Old 05-19-2007, 11:24 AM
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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
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.

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Old 05-19-2007, 02:47 PM
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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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