Color Coded Needles

Schmetz has finally made it easier to read sizes on their needles-color coding! No more squinting with a magnifying glass in the best light I can find.
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My search started when I saw a reference to the Schmetz app in several sewing magazines. I downloaded the free app and found all the info about needle types and the new color coding. Informative but not very interactive. You can click to identify your favorite needles but you can’t keep an inventory or make a list of needles you might want to buy. One more app I don’t need cluttering my phone.
Then I looked at Hancock and Joann to see if they were carrying the newly coded needles (the app said they would be phased in at the end of the year as inventories allowed). Both stores carry the needles but there is no guide to the color code on the packaging. That means if I want to identify the random homeless needle sitting near my machine, I have to match its color to a package of needles of the same color-if I have any.

So I went to the website and looked around till I found a pdf with the information. Here’s the link if you’d like to print it out for your own reference.

NOW I’m going to go delete the Schmetz app from my phone.

Happy sewing and just in case you want to come sew/serge with us in March, here is the calendar-

March Fashion Sewing Club Dates
Tuesday, March 11, 10:30 at Treadle Yard Goods
Thursday, March 13, 10:30 or 6:30 at First Sewing, Bloomington Hancock Fabrics
Saturday, March 15, 10:30 at Treadle Yard Goods


Treadle Yard Goods: 651-698-9690,
Sew It Fits Skirts, Tuesday, March 11, 2:00-4:00 (part 1)
Tuesday, March 18, 2:00-4:00 (part 2)
Basic Sergery and Beyond, Tuesday, March 18, 6:00-8:00 (part 1)
Tuesday, March 25, 6:00-8:00 (part 2)
Tuesday, April 1, 6:00-8:00 (part 3)

First Sewing, Bloomington Hancock Fabrics, 952-884-1938
*Please register with Material Girls website or call us at 952-201-3863
Sewing and Serging with the Material Girls
Monday, March 3, 10:00-12:00, 2:00-4:00, 6:00-8:00
Monday, March 17, 10:00-12:00, 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00
Thursday, March 13, 2:00-4:00
Serger Club, (E-Shrug) March 20, 10:30-12:30

Chanhassen Vacuum Center: 952-938-7838,
Sewing and Serging with the Material Girls, Thursday, March 20, 1:30-3:30
Thursday, March 27,1:00-3:00
Kids After School Sewing, Thursday, March 20, 4:30-6:00
Thursday, March 27, 4:30-6:00

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