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04-10-2006, 03:03 AM
Can you help me with sewing machine needle sizes? What is the UK system based on and in what metric system? THanks!!
04-10-2006, 03:44 AM
I found a printable needle size chart. It does not provide information on the sizing systems, but it does convert between them.
04-10-2006, 11:52 AM
Hi, check this out for info on sewing machine needles as well:
Gives the equivalent sizes, and what sort of fabrics they should be used on. Doesn't say what the systems are based on, though.
Is it for a sewing project though, or for a theoretical assignment? If the latter, there may be a help desk at one of the manufacturers' websites who can help.
05-27-2007, 03:01 PM
Hi. I’m trying to locate some overlock needles for my mum. She’s got an old machine, Willcox & Gibss Type 504/II-45. The needles it takes are UY 154 GAS curved 3 thread size 70/10. I think Organ, Schmetz and Groz-Beckert make them but I’m having loads of trouble locating them. Can anyone help; maybe recommend a shop in London or on the internet which sells them. Many Thanks.
05-28-2007, 12:14 AM
If Schmetz makes them, then you can order them directly from their website at: http://www.schmetz.com/
I believe they will have a toll free number for orders also.
Luckily needles are small so shipping to London wont be too bad if through the postal service.
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