A tip to keep track of machine needles
I’ve just solved a problem that has been bothering me for years–what type and size needle is in my machine at the moment? I do lots of different kinds of sewing, and use the various times interchangeably–types for embroidery, knits, silks, etc.–and different sizes. I could never remember which one I used last.
Solution: I use Schmetz needles, so I made a tiny pocket to fit the little case the needles come in. I taped the pocket to the side of my machine. Now, when I put a new needle in the machine, I can put the case in its pocket, to tell me later what I’m using now.
Hope this helps someone.