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I have a very old baby blind stitch hammer that use curved needles. The old pkg of needles says LWx6t, 29-49, 2 1/2/65.

LWx6T and 29-49 indicate the same needles. The 2 1/2 65 is probably the thickness of the needle. To match this needle, purchase: . However, you may need a different needle (like the 3, 3 1/2 or 2) depending on the thread/fabric that you are using. A few other sizes of these needles are here: . You always want to choose a needle that isn't too large or too small for your thread. With standard sewing machine needles, you use the slot in the needle above the eye of the needle to check that the needle is the correct one for that thread. (The slot should be just slightly wider than the thread.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jul 20, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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From where can i buy elna sewing machine needels? Pleace.

Consult your owner's manual for the size needles your machine takes. Usually, it is 130/705 needles.

If so, you can purchase this size from most any fabric, sewing repair shops, or online vendors. There are many manufacturers who make needles, ie Schmetz, Organ, Klasse, as well as Singer. Schmetz is readily available most places in the US. (IMHO, Singer needles are made more specifically for Singer sewing machines and may not work as well on a non-Singer machine. Most Singer machine manuals recommend using only Singer needles and some sewists have experienced problems when using a different brand.) You may have to experiment with brands if you have any problems with a specific manufacturer brand.

However, there is much more to choosing needles for your machine than the size and brand. The most important choices are to choose needles that suit the thread & fabric you will be sewing. Be sure to read up on the needle types (from smallest 65/9 to heavier 110/18) and the design/shape that will work best for you, ie sharps (for woven fabric) or ball-point (for knits), quilting, topstitch, embroidery, microtex, stretch, denim, universal, leather, etc.
"The European metric sizing system for sewing machine needles is numbered from 60 to 110. The American sizing system is numbered from 8 to 18. For both sizing systems, the lower the number the finer the needle and the higher the number the larger the needle. Most needle companies show both sizes on the package." (quote from Singer)

In addition, if your machine is capable, you may also be able to use twin, triple needles, wing, wedge point needles. The following will be helpful when you make your purchasing choices:

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Apr 26, 2016 | Elna Sewing Machines

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My buttonholer does 1 side then either stick at the top or stops short of the end. The shop suggests it is because the needle is not a Singer one. Could this be true?

No, they're coping out, probably because they don't have the answer. Singer has perpetrated this "myth" that only their needles work, and only their bobbins work, and both of them are false. It's kind of interesting, because Singer only makes ball point and sharps in limited sizes--no stretch, metallic, embroidery, jeans, or leather needles.

There is a widely quoted statement that their needles are slightly longer, and/or the eye is slightly different, and I have tested this extensively and both statements are false. Needles from any manufacturer differ in length according to their size--#9s for instance, are slightly shorter than #11s.

Just to pin them down, why don't you purchase their needles and give it a try? That will at least prove them wrong.

Jul 04, 2015 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Where can i find needles for a singer 306k machine ?

What type of material are you going to be sewing? Sew-Classic has 10 needle packages of the size 12 and size 14 needles for the Singer 306 for light (not fine) and medium weight material. (It's a 206x13 needle for the single needle. The twin needle is a 306x3.) See . has some notes on alternative needles. The site has boxes of 100 size 14 and size 12 needles. (The size 14 needles are out of stock due to delays on the manufacturer's side.) (size 14) needles in stock.

Unfortunately, I do not see any twin needles available for the 306K. I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Feb 20, 2015 | Singer Sewing Machines

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I need new needles and bobbins how do I find right ones

You can use Schmetz needles and the bobbins are Class A or Class 15. Both can be found where sewing notions are sold.

You choose the needle size according to the type of fabric you are sewing. This should be in the manual.

If you need a manual, you can download from the Brother website.

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The timing is off in my genie. How can I adjust this? When the needle comes down it hits the bobbin case instead of the oppening.

Are you sure it the timing. Have you check the needles. You must have the right needles for your machine.Check your manual for the correct size.

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