How to Change Needle on Singer Sewing Machine – Step by Step Guilde

  • By: joleenllorence
  • Date: October 30, 2022
  • Time to read: 4 min.

The needle of a sewing machine is a sensitive thing and the time to replace it can arise at any time. The replacement of a singer sewing machine needle is very simple but still most of the people don’t know how to change needle on singer sewing machine.

If you are a beginner sewist then i would highly recommend you to master the replacement of the needle. It is because a sewist usually needs to replace the needle of the sewing machine everyday and for that you cannot rely on anyone. Here are some simple steps which will help you and let you know how to replace the needle on a sewing machine.

When to Change the Needle

Before telling you how to change a sewing machine needle we like to tell you when you need to change the needle in your sewing machine. The right time to know that you should change the needle is when you notice some problems occurring in sewing such as skipped stitches, broken threads, damaged fabrics, etc. 

Usually, the needle on a sewing machine should be changed on a regular basis, it is because they become dull after being used repeatedly. And it is very important to change the needle when it becomes dull because it affects the quality of your sewing. 

Most of the people change their sewing machine daily, but we would recommend you to replace it after every project even if the project is small. It is because after every project the sharpness of the needle does not remain the same. 

How to Change the Needle?

How to replace needle on singer sewing machine is the most asked question, so here are some simple steps which can help you change the needle on your sewing machine.

Step 1:

First of all you will need to unplug the machine for your safety, then take the screwdriver and remove all the screws on the needle plate, if any.

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Step 2:

Then you should lift the presser foot of the machine and rest it on its back. It is the metal bar which holds the fabric and prevents it from slipping. 

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Step 3:

Now, you should locate the needle bar thread of your sewing machine, it will be located halfway down your device on the sewing machine and will be wrapped around the bobbin. 

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The needle bar thread is a thin metal plate which is attached to most of the working parts and runs through the sewing machine.

Step 4: 

After locating the needle bar thread you will need to pull it out from the bobbin case of your sewing machine. When you pull it, the needle will come up and any resistance in your way will be ended.

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Step 5:

Now, push the top of the old needle down with the help of small pliers, and then take the needle out from the needle bar thread.

Step 6:

After pulling the old needle out, you will need to match it with the new needle to make sure it matches. If it does not match, then get the right pair of new needles of the size you want. And if the new needle is right then you should screw it at the end of the needle bar thread.

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Step 7:

Now, you should push the new needle back down into the bobbin case of the sewing machine, after pushing the needle you can add both of the spools of the thread. 

There should be a notch at the bottom spool, because having a notch helps you to pull the below-the-plate thread easily for changing the top spool when it is necessary.  

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Step 8:

Once, the new needle has been installed in your sewing machine and both of the spools have been placed correctly in their spindles, now you have to lower the presser foot as it plays a vital role in holding the fabric while sewing.

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Step 9:

Before starting your real project, make sure you test the new needle by sewing some test lines on a piece of cloth.

Step 10:

If the testing goes well, you can start sewing your real project but make sure you again change the needle after finishing that project for having neat results in sewing projects.

Some Important Tips to Follow

  • You should always have an extra needle and a screwdriver at home
  • If you are changing a needle for the first time, then we would recommend you to first practice it on another machine
  • If you notice skipped stitches or any other problem, then first check the machine to know if there anything else wrong
  • If you are replacing the needle to a smaller sized needle, then make sure you also change the bobbin to a smaller size

Conclusion

Whether you are using a top quality needle or not, it needs to be replaced after a project or day. Most of the sewists do not get the right results after sewing and complaints about the machine, it does not happen because of the machine but by the needle. 

So, it is very important to change the needle in your sewing machine. The simple steps for changing the needle in a Singer sewing machine are explained below. I hope they will help you in replacing the needle.

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