All started when I posted a picture of my sewing machine on instagram with a pink post it caring the following information: Ball needle size 90: april 27. I loved hearing all your needle storing methods and decided to share it.
Readers tips to remember what needle you are using:
Besides keeping notes with needle type and date, some readers find helpful to write the stitch setting of their current projects like weatherpixie.
Instead of using a post-it reader seasaltstitches uses wash tape. Washi tape makes good seam allowence guides too.
Using nail polish, N4xx put coloured dots on top of each needle. Red= regular/grey =stretch.
Reader topstitchedbyanne attaches the used needle to a scrap of fabric she last used as a visual reference.
To store used needles.
Daniellebilder keep her needles in a clear divided “tackle box” where each kind gets it’s own compartment. When she takes one out she places a red button in it’s place so she can store it back easily. Similar procedure used by reader Zoeliviana.
Colette’s match boxes labeled looks very beautiful.
A simple solution could be using something you already have. I think everyone has those tomato pincushion at home. It would be easy to mark each segment with a pen.
Chrystalclear buys needles in bulks.She says she is forgetful so she would just change her needles at the start of a new project. I assume they get discarded instead of stored. I hope one of the above ideas would help her out.
Hanna_irina comment made me think she has bionic eyes because I wouldn’t be able to squint at the small print.
How about you? Do you do something similar or have a top tip of your own to share.
I would love to hear it.
Ps: Once I finished using my needles I place them in my very high tech needle holder lol. It’s actually a postcard with felt sewn in the middle. I write on frisson pen so I can erase a type to write another if needed.
Thank you for all the inspiration and sharing your knowledge with me .