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What size is a knitting needle of 150 cm


point 9 cm, i. e. 9 cm

That is the conversion of size 13 knitting needle and has nothing to so with 150 cm

Needle size conversion chart

The size chart converts to mm. A unit chart converts that to the quoted CM.

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Brother swings machine bs 2430 needle size and number


The owner's manual should explain what needle system to use--most US domestic sewing machines take 130/705, but that isn't true for all of them. If your manual doesn't have the information, contact your local Brother dealer.

The size of needle is determined by what you are sewing, ie silk fabric would probably use a Universal needle size 70/10 or smaller. A heavier knit would probably take a Jersey (ballpoint) needle size 80/12 or 90/14. Denim fabric would probably use a Jeans needle size 90/14.

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WHAT SIZE OF NEEDLES DOES IT USE!


Hi Rafael,

I assume this is a home sewing machine, not industrial.

The size of needle depends on the fabric you want to sew. Lightest needles are used for thinnest materials and heaviest are used for heavier materials like canvas.

The Singer site has a nice explanation about fabric weights and sewing machine needles: http://www.singerco.com/sewing-resources/machine-needles

Sewing Machine needle sizes at a glance:
The chart below came from http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmachineindex/ig/Sewing-Machine-Needles/Needle-Sizes.--94.htm#step-heading

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Jun 21, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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What kind and size needle should I use in my Kenmore 158 14300 machine


Needles are sold at WalMart or other stores. The needle size is depending on what you are going to sew. The needles have the sizes marked on the package. The type of needle that your machine uses is a standard needle for sewing machines; no special type.

May 03, 2015 | Kenmore 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 http://shop.sew-classic.com/206x13-Sewing-Machine-Needles_c46.htm .

http://www.allbrands.com/products/15221-schmetz-german-206x13-flat-shank-needles-100-size 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.) https://www.college-sewing.co.uk/206X13-SIZE-90-PACK-OF-10-NEEDLES (size 14) needles in stock.

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

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Feb 20, 2015 | Singer Sewing Machines

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I have a sewing machine-single needle model 03914, but I don't how to put the needle for delicate fabric and for thick fabric?


Use size 60 for very fine (chiffon), size 70 for light weights like voile and cotton, 80 or 90 for medium weights such as a broadcloth, size 100 for denim and size 110 for something very heavy like a thick curtain or upholstery weight fabric. If you aren't sure what size to use, try pushing a needle into the fabric you are going to sew with your fingers, if it goes in easily and the hole it leaves is not noticeable then it is okay, if it leaves a big hole, then go down a size. If you use a needle that is too small on a fabric, then it is going to go blunt quickly or break.

good info here http://sewing.about.com/od/sewingmachineindex/ig/Sewing-Machine-Needles/Needle-Sizes.--94.htm on needle sizes.

Apr 07, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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Does it make a difference whether I use a 14 or 16 in my Kenmore sewing machine, basic 12 stitch. I had a 16 needle in it but after my friend cleaned it, in trying it, the needle hit the presser foot>...


Hi. You use different size needles for different fabrics and fabric weights. Size 16 needles are used for heavy fabric, like canvas, duck, or blue jeans. Size 14 needles are still on the heavy/thick fabric size. Size 10 needles are for very light-weight fabrics and size 12 needles are for medium-weight fabrics. Also, you need to pay attention to the type of fabric--if sewing on knits, you need ballpoint needles. If sewing on woven fabrics, you need sharps or universals. Universals are supposed to be for knits, too....but ballpoint needles are SO much better!
Use the right size and type of needle for your fabric, don't sew over any pins (they can bend or even break the needle), and make sure you don't pull or push the fabric while you're sewing on it. Let the feed dogs do the work of moving the fabric--you just gently guide it.
Hope this helps!

Aug 25, 2010 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Thread breaking on Simplicity Denim Star


Hi, when your thread breaks or frays right before in goes through the eye of the needle:
  1. Change your needle - after awhile, the eye can wear down and cause your thread to break or fray, eventhough it looks like the thread isn't even going through the needle. When you change your needle, make sure to install a needle that is compatible with the thread you are using (see below).
  2. If your thread still frays or breaks, make sure you've threaded your machine correctly. Most machines have a hook or bar right above the needle that your thread need to pass thru before you put the thread thru the eye of your needle. Sometimes that spot above the needle is really hard to get to, and sometimes the thread slips out. Always a good idea to double check. If you are still having problems, the needle you are using is probably the wrong size.
There are lots of needles on the market, and lots of threads. You need to make sure your needle is compatible with the thread you use for each project.

The most common needles are size 80 and 90 universal needles, which are fine for most sewing projects. But if you are using a specialty thread, you need to use a needle that is designed to work with that particular thread. For example, top stitching needles have a larger eye than a universal needle, because top stitching thread is thicker than sewing thread. The same is true for metallic thread - needles made for metallic thread an eye designed to allow the thread to pass thru without fraying. Further, if you using fine thread, you need a small needle.

FYI - unfortunately, thread sizes do not correspond directly with needle sizes. Small needle numbers indicate a needle with a small eye. But the smaller the thread size, the larger the thread. For example, size 50 thread is very fine and would usually be used with a size 70 needle. Size 30 thread is fairly thick and would probably be used with a size 90 top stitch needle.

Hope this helps, and remember, you should always change your needle after about 10 hours of sewing, no matter what size needle you are using. If you have more questions, please post again. Thanks, Ginny

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Juki blindstitch machine; model CM 636; needle sizes? and would it cause skipping?


If the problem started after you changed the needle size, may be,
otherwise, check your needle/looper timing, and distance between needle and looper.

Jun 09, 2008 | Juki Sewing Machines

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