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Thread: A home-made machine needle sharpener

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    Could you maybe post picture of box or packaging the steel wool came in? Thank you for the wonderful idea!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewellie View Post
    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.
    Well, then put in a thin batting to act as a filter. And all should be in the habit of using that little brush that comes with the machines everytime change bobbin or at the end of a project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewellie View Post
    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.
    Underneath steel put some batting; may work as filter.

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    For those worried about harming the machine -- Still a great idea; just manually poke that needle in and out, either as a pin cushion or securely place around top of small container.

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    Thank you for sharing. Your tut is great. Not only will I try this with my machine needles but also with my hand sewing needles.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    You done great! Thanks for sharing!!
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    I'm not so sure about this either just because I don't want to take chances of steel wool burrs getting down into my machine. It would seem to me like tiny bits of steel pepper. I'll just pay the price of new needles rather than a costly repair. English is fine! Not sold on this idea, though!
    Quote Originally Posted by CANDY1 View Post
    THIS IS NOT A GREAT IDEA,Running a needle through steel wool is only going to dull the point more on its way in. The object of a very sharp needle is to penetrate to the side of the knitted fibers in your fabric. What you will be doing is creating a ball point needle. Which is great for woven fabrics like steel wool. They do make a pin cushion for deburring pins,but a pin does not have to be as percise as a needle. Especially when I see you doing this for a machine like a beautiful BERNINA 830!
    The Facts.

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    fantastic information ,sounds like something I could use.
    Pegg


    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    very clever and your English is fine thank you much love this tutorial
    we can make our plans but the out come is in god,s hands nellie diaz

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    awesome!! I've gotta save this!

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