How To Read The Needle Package: Size

Baffled by the needle package?  What do all those numbers mean?  Let’s review the essential information printed on that tiny pack of SCHMETZ needles.  Information that will make your needle purchase and your sewing so much easier.  Let’s start from the bottom of the package and work our way up.needle_identification-needle_size

Size:  Needle size is always found at the bottom of the package.   Two size designations are shown:  Metric (90) and the Singer, Asian or International (14).  This package contains size 90/14.  SCHMETZ needles now have two bands of color on the shoulder that you can also see through the package.  The lower color band indicates needle size.  Blue is size 90/14.

Next week’s post will cover the curious numbers 130/705 H.


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