A very quick post today to show you how I keep track of the size and type of needle that is currently in my sewing machine.
A rubber band around the box tells me where to return the needle when I've finished and a mark inside the box shows the size of the needle.
I know it's recommended to change needles with each new project, but I keep them until I notice a problem - usually missed stitches. The mark in the box tells me exactly where to return the needle. Further down the track I'll know that the needle has been used before.
And when I do throw out a needle, I pop it into a container which sits on my desk.
I honestly can't remember if I thought of the rubber band idea myself or whether it's something I've seen somewhere in my travels. Same with marking the position of the needle in the box. Let me know if you've seen this idea before.
How do you keep track of which needle is in your machine?