Let’s Sew with SCHMETZ
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Here are the answers for the Word Search Puzzle and the True/False Questions that are found in the Let’s Sew with SCHMETZ kids brochure. We hope you found the brochure fun and informative as you worked on it either by yourself or with a parental unit.
Many just continue to use the needle that came in their machine until it breaks. Sewing machine needles are not indestructible … they will not last forever. The points get dull from repeated use and the shaft may get bent from hitting pins in the fabric. A general rule of thumb is to replace the needle after eight (8) hours of use and at the beginning of each project. Each time you buy thread or fabric you should be asking yourself what kind of needle will work best with the project you have in mind.
Word Search Puzzle Answers
True and False Answers
SCHMETZ needles work with all home sewing machines.
TRUE. SCHMETZ home sewing needles work with all major sewing machine brands – Baby Lock, Brother, Elna, Janome, Husqvarna Viking, New Home, Pfaff, Singer, White. Home sewing machines use needle system 130/705.
SCHMETZ needles will last forever.
FALSE. A needle will not last forever. Needles dull from use. The finishes and dyes from some fabrics may hasten needles to dull quickly. Certainly if you sew over pins, little burrs on the needle will develop that may snag or damage threads and fabric. Change your needle! It’s the easiest way to improve your stitch quality.
The Universal Needle is the most versatile needle.
TRUE. This needle is a work horse. The Universal needle works well on woven and knit fabrics. With a Universal needle you can hem a pair of jeans, sew a knit t-shirt and repair lingerie. Your results will be very good. However as your sewing skills develop, you may become more critical and find that other needle types will create even better results.
80/12 is the most popular needle size.
TRUE. Size 80/12 is not too large and not too thin. Use the 80/12 as a bench mark. If a more precise stitch is required, then try a smaller needle such as 75/11 or 70/10 depending on your thread and the needle type. If you are using a heavier thread, then a thicker needle is required. Try a 100/16 or 110/18.
Needle size increases as the needle width increases.
TRUE. Needle size increases as the needle blade gets larger. A size 70/10 will be a smaller, finer needle than a size 110/18.
Sewing is fun!
TRUE. Playing with different fabrics, patterns and colors is fun. Create textures and usual embellishments by using different needle types. And if you have to rip out a sewing mistake, don’t worry. We are all masters of ripping seams, it is just part of the process. Have fun! Sew a gift for a friend. Sew a collar for your cat or dog! Sew an outfit for yourself. Expand your creative world with sewing!