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Spool Pin For Twin Needle Stitching?

I have a pattern that requires twin needle stitching. I found the twin needles easily enough, but I also need a spool pin for the second spool of thread. I can't find it any where! I know it is just a small plastic piece, and apparently they only cost a couple dollars. Where can I find this part so I can finish this project?

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I found one at sewingpartsonline.com for 3.99

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If you do not have access to a convenient Singer dealer, or it will take too long to deliver, try a quick workaround like.......

Wrap the bottom of a nail, drinking straw, thin stick etc with cotton wool and gently jam it into the hole where the real one will go when you finally find one..........even something perched nearby or taped on temporarily........it needs to be reasonably stable, but with care you can "jury rig" your own to do a quick fix.

Be sensible and make it firm, but don't force anything or damage the machine !!

I hope you can see where I suggest you are heading with this...there are also free standing thread guides available out there, but if it must be finished NOW, get inventive with what comes to hand and get a real one at leisure.

Best of....

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Sounds like you purchased and wish to use a twin needle which comes as two needles on a single needle shaft, correct? That is terrific and you have a wonderful machine.
Remove the needle in the machine just the same as you have been over the past 2 years. Unscrew the needle clamp screw, pull down on the needle or part of the needle in the machine and insert the new twin needle shaft into the needle bar. Tighten the needle clamp screw and thread the needles using two sources of thread on the top.
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How i use twin needel


Although your machine does come with a second spool pin to allow two spools of thread, it does not come with a button or setting for a twin needle. You can probably put one on, but I must caution you that you can only straight stitch on it, because if you try even a narrow zigzag, its likely that one of the two needles will hit the plate and break, and they are expensive.

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Install the second spool pin.
Place the two spools on the spools pins, one on each spool pin.Make sure that the spools are spinning toward each other.
Thread as for single needle.
Thread each needle from a different spool.
Caution: Make sure that the stitch width is not wide than the twin needle maximum swing. Check that the needles will not hit the throat plate as they swing from left to right and back again on stitches with width.

Happy twin needling
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