How To Read The Needle Pack: Review

There’s a lot of info printed on that little SCHMETZ needle pack.  After the last three posts these numbers should no longer be a mystery!

needle_identification-origHere’s a quick review using a different pack of needles:

  • Size:  This is a multi-size pack of 70/10, 80/12 & 90/14. See the color bands for different needle sizes.
  • System:  These needles are system 130/705 H, so we know they are used by home sewing machines.  130/705 H is a flat shank needle with a scarf.
  • Type:  Most needle types have two color bands – the upper band for needle type and the lower band for size.  The Universal needle is an exception and has only one color band for needle size.  Print out the SCHMETZ Color Chart for easy reference.

More helpful needle basics in the next posting.


  1. Donna Magnusond says

    Why in the world can’t you design containers that do not need a website with directions? BTW, even with directions they do not open. I am done with them and never purchasing your brand again.

    • SCHMETZneedles says

      Thank you for your comment. We apologize for the difficulties you have experienced. That issue has been addressed by SCHMETZ and there is new packaging. It’s possible that there is still older packaging still in the marketplace.

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