Enter the SCHMETZ Sewing Machine Needles Giveaway! Celebrating the launch of Hooked on Sewing with a giveaway that is partly sponsored by SCHMETZ.
For the week of November 8-14, 2021 Hooked on Sewing will be hosting a giveaway on Instagram. As the co-sponsor of the Week 2 Giveaway, SCHMETZ and Hooked on Sewing are offering one lucky winner a variety of SCHMETZ Sewing Machine Needles.
Because you can never have enough sewing machine needles!
SCHMETZ Sewing Machine Needles
SCHMETZ is known around the world for their quality sewing machine needles for both consumer or household use and industrial use.
The SCHMETZ brand offers a choice of high quality sewing machine needles that for a variety of sewing applications. Having a the right needle for the right application can take your sewing up a level. Resulting in high quality, smooth, even stitches in your work.
Q: Does SCHMETZ work with my sewing machine?
Engineers at SCHMETZ work with sewing machine manufacturers to make sure that SCHMETZ needles perform properly in your home sewing, embroidery, and quilting machines.
SCHMETZ needles work in the following sewing machine brands:
- Baby Lock
- Husqvarna Viking
Q: How do I know which sewing machine needle to use?
Sewing machine needles come in different sizes for different types of fabric use. There are two important pieces of information about every sewing machine needle. The needle size and the needle type.
Sewing machine needles are identified using a standardized numbering system called NM (number metric). You will see needle sizes such as 90/14 or 70/10, for example.
This “Number metric” indicates the diameter of the needle blade in hundredths of a millimeter measured above the scarf or the short groove, but not at any reinforced part of the blade.
A sewing machine needle with a blade diameter of 0.80 mm therefore corresponds to NM 80 and a needle with a blade diameter of 1.30 mm to NM 130.
The 14 in 90/14 and 10 in needle size 70/10 represents the imperial number.
In addition to a range of different sizes of sewing machine needles, there are also different types of sewing machine needles. You can think of “type” as applicable to the fabric you’re using.
Yes, you need a certain weight or size of needle, but you also need a different type, such as ballpoint, universal, sharp, quilting, embroidery, jeans and leather (just to name a few).
SCHMETZ uses a color coded system to identify the different types of needles. The type is also identified on the package.
Sewing Machine Needle Reference
Thanks to SCHMETZ, you’ll find a lot of different sewing machine needle reference charts on their website, such as:
- Comparison of Household Sewing Machine Needle Features
- Sewing Machine Needle Chart
- Sewing Machine Needle Color Code Chart
You can even follow along on their blog for more sewing needle tips.
How to Enter the SCHMETZ Sewing Machine Needles Giveaway
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED! CONGRATULATIONS TO LYNNE BOHMAN – THE WINNER OF THE SCHMETZ SEWING MACHINE NEEDLES GIVEAWAY!!
- Like the giveaway post.
- Follow Hooked on Sewing.
- Then tag a friend in the comments field of the giveaway post on Instagram.
- BONUS Entry: Subscribe to the Hooked on Sewing newsletter!
The giveaway for Week 2 will run November 8-14, 2021. The winner will be contacted via Instagram message and announced here on the Hooked on Sewing blog on November 15, 2021. The giveaway is open to residents of the USA and Canada only. Must be at least 13 to enter.
Essential Sewing Tools
Be sure to check out my blog post on the essential sewing tools for beginners. This is my no-frills list of just the absolutely essential tools you’ll want to have as a beginner.
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