How To Change A Sewing Machine Needle

How to Replace Sewing Machine Needle

Tips on how to use your sewing machine.
Learn how to replace or change the needle in your sewing machine.

How to Replace Sewing Machine Needle, step 1

Before replacing the needle, you must determine the type and number of the needle that is used in your sewing machine.
Look! Shaft of these needles not have a flat side. Such type of sewing machine needles is used for industrial sewing machine only.

How to Replace Sewing Machine Needle, step 2

Lift the needle by hand using a balance wheel.

How to Replace Sewing Machine Needle, step 3

Now take new needle and and make sure that the needle does not have rusty areas and different defects. When the needle is curved or blunt then the sewing stitch will have defects.
In this photo you see the type of sewing needle that is used for a household sewing machine. The shank of such needle has a flat side.

How to Replace Sewing Machine Needle, step 4

On the needle shank, you can find the needle number. Needles for home sewing machines have sizes from 70 to 110 (the thickest).

How to Replace Sewing Machine Needle, step 5

Now you need to loosen the needle.

How to Replace Sewing Machine Needle, step 6

Now you need to loosen the needle. Sometimes to do this requires a flat screwdriver of medium size, which is in the set of tools of your sewing machine.

How to Replace Sewing Machine Needle, step 7

Insert the screwdriver into the slot and loosen the screw slightly.

How to Replace Sewing Machine Needle, step 8

Pull the needle out from the needle bar.

How to Replace Sewing Machine Needle, step 9

You can remove the presser foot to make it easier for you to change the needle.

How to Replace Sewing Machine Needle, step 10

You should remember that are special sewing needles that are used for sewing different fabrics and materials. In this example, a conventional needle with a long spike is shown. You can use the needles for sewing leather, jeans fabric, jersey etc.

How to Replace Sewing Machine Needle, step 11

Insert the needle so that the flat part of the needle shank was facing towards the sewing machine. The round part of needle should be on your side.
Insert the needle to the stop otherwise during work you can break not only the needle but the shuttle hook also.

How to Replace Sewing Machine Needle, step 12

The thread must be threaded into the eye of the needle from your side. The groove of the needle should also be on your side.
Attention: Some older models of sewing machines have another position of the needle. Before removing the needle, pay attention to how it is installed.

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