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Topic: Leather vs. Lazy Machine- can it win?  (Read 3085 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2012 06:45:31 PM »

leather needles are sort of wedge-shaped so they cut, not tear the leather.  Get them on ebay if not locally available.

Don't use glue of any kind with your sewing machine.  Use paperclips as edelC suggested or bulldog clamps made for holding papers together.
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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2012 10:31:21 AM »

The only Leather needles they had were from Schmetz(Sp?) and the woman at the counter said she didn't know if they would fit my machine. And tape sounds brilliant!


I realize this post is old, but may I?

Schmetz needles are a good brand of needle. I have used them almost exclusively for years, including the leather needles, in both my Brother and Bernina sewing machines.

A needle not fitting your machine would be rare. That part of the sewing machine has not really changed much in the last 120 years or so.

This is a very good bit of info on different needle sizes.

http://exuberantcolor.blogspot.com/2008/07/sewing-machine-needles.html
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