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Schmetz Needle Color Coding Chart
We are happy to announce color coding of SCHMETZ home sewing needles – needle system 130/705 H. Needles have two bands of color. The top color band indicates needle type and the lower color band indicates needle size. The transition to the new color coded inventory has already begun. Color coded needles will appear as non-color coded needles are phased out. Due to special features, SCHMETZ Universal, Hemstitch, Double Eye, and Quick Threading needles have only one color band to identify needle size. We are excited at this huge convenience to the sewing world. It is hard to improve on the highest quality sewing machine needle in our industry, but SCHMETZ listened to the sewing public and dealers. The transition of color code inventory is expected to be complete early 2014.
Rhonda Pierce, our stitch savvy Marketing Director, collects stories and projects from stitch mavens and sewing enthusiasts from around the world. Look for Rhonda with the SCHMETZ “Super” Needle at consumer events around the country. If you see her at any upcoming shows be sure to say hi. She’ll be delighted to talk to you and to find out how you use your favorite SCHMETZ needle.