I change my sewing machine needle, I do. Maybe not quite as often as I should, but I’m trying to be cognizant about a rough needle making for rough sewing. My main downfall is what needle to go with what fabric? There are so many needles and so many fabrics…who can I keep track of which goes with what? Well, as Apple so eloquently put it, there is an app for that.
Yes! Schmetz, the needle connoisseurs, have built an app to help us with our needle questions. So next time you are buying some notions and aren’t sure what you need, you see all the different types of needles available for your projects.
Once you know your fabric choice you can reference what needle works best with what fabric…just select a fabric type and a needle will be suggested.
It does really help when you have the right needle for the right fabric. And don’t underestimate the importance of changing your needles, it can make a big difference in your sewing. Here are a few clues to tell you when it’s time to change:
Broken or Shredded Threads
Skipped or Uneven stitches
Puckered or Damaged Fabrics
Popping Sound made by Sewing Machine
We are all so excited about this new app that Schmetz has generously donated two gift tins containing some goodies to give away (needle type and thread color may vary)! Leave a comment below, and we will randomly draw TWO winners. And don’t forget to download the Schmetz app here! Comments will close Sunday, August 4th at midnight & two winners will be selected & announced Monday, August 5th here on the IJ blog!!
**Note! The Schmetz app for Android is coming soon!