It always happens. You’re on a roll. You’re pushing that fabric through, pushing that pedal to the grindstone, and it happens. You hear the loud pop and feel a tiny prick against your face or arm. You’ve broken a needle. But there’s no use crying over a broken needle They’re fast and easy to replace, as long as you have some back up needles around. Nowadays, sewing machines use universal needles, which will fit just about every machine. Just consider it a hiccup on your path to a beautiful finished garment. And next time, slow down.
Turn the screw or knob, depending on your sewing machine. Use your hand or, if necessary, a small screwdriver.
Make sure your needle is pushed up as high as it will go, and turn the knob that will hold it in place.