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What number of size needle is xl 3500

Just want to know the needle size

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Hello Veronica, The needle system for your machine is 130/705H or 130/705HB also recognised as a 15x1. This is a very common system for most all home machines. The needle measures 1 17/32 inches long , and has a flat side on the shank. There are nine different thicknesses of needles in this system ranging from 60/8 being the thinnest to 112/19 being the thickest. 90/14 is the most popular. I prefer 110/18 for the repair of jeans. The smaller the number, the smaller the eye of the needle. The larger the number, the larger the eye of the needle. The thickness of material you want to sew and the thickness of thread you want to use will determine what size needle you should use .

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. Schmetz is excellent, Singer etc. Needles all work in the machines but most of your sewing will be done with an #11, but denim, for instance will be at least a #14, #16 depending on what you are doing. Buy an assortment of sizes, sharps for regular and ball point for knits, they are very inexpensive. Do not keep a dull needle in your machine, throw away old and start every new project with a fresh one.

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there could be a broken or loose part in the machine, it needs to be serviced

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