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When should I change the needle for machine embroidery

 This is a question where the answer varies from time to time, the answer will never be the same. 


But here’s a simple guide on when you should change your embroidery needle:


Over 8 hours of stitching time? Change the needle. 


Threads shredding? Try the steps in these two articles (1 and 2) and change the needle. 


Loose stitching? Follow the steps in this article and change the needle. 


Problems occurring in your embroidery and you’ve already tried multiple other solutions that did not work? Change the needle. 


When needles have been used for long periods of time, for tough projects or for the wrong use they can become dull. When needles are dull it is not visible to the human eye. This is why we must use other clues to determine when to change the needle. 


Always make sure that the needle is pushed all the way up and secured. Ensure that your needle is for the correct purpose, do not use sewing needles for machine embroidery, use embroidery needles!

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