Organ sewing machine needles – plastic-free

Organ sewing machine needles – plastic-free
Organ sewing machine needles – plastic-free
Organ sewing machine needles – plastic-free

Organ sewing machine needles – plastic-free

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Sewing machine needles usually come in tiny plastic packs that are too small to be recycled/downcycled. Until recently I just complained to the air about it because I thought there was no alternative.

Then I found Organ sewing machine needles, made in Japan and packaged in the sweetest tiny paper packets. I spent over a year falling down a rabbit hole, trying to track them down so I could stock them in the shop. Hooray! I did it!

These are high-quality flat-shank needles for use in home sewing machines. I’ve chosen to stock the needles I think are most useful for mending.

Each packet contains 10 needles of the same size and type:

HAx1

universal needle

size 100/16

for heavyweight fabrics such as denim, canvas, vinyl and upholstery

HAx1

universal needle

size 90/14

For medium-weight fabrics such as linen and calico

HAx1

universal needle

size 80/12

for thin fabrics such as cotton shirting, quilting cotton, poplin, rayon and light wool

HAx1

universal needle

size 70/10

for very fine fabrics such as silk, cotton lawn, cotton voile, lining fabric, sheer fabric and synthetics

HAx1BP

ballpoint needle

size 75/11

for stretch knits such as cotton jersey (T-shirts and undies)

HAx1DE

denim needle

size 100/16

for better stitching on denim and canvas

HLx5

Industrial-strength hard chrome embroidery needle

size 100/16

for quilting multiple layers, heavy-duty embroidery and machine darning of thick or heavy materials


Not sure which needle is right for you? I recommend using what you mend/sew most often as your guide.

Universal needles are good all-rounders. You can use them for everything (making sure to match needle size to fabric type/thickness). But for certain types of mending, specialty needles will do a better job (e.g. fewer skipped stitches and broken needles):

  • If you mend a lot of T-shirts and stretchy things, choose HAx1BP.
  • If plan to machine-darn crotch holes in many pairs of jeans, choose HAx1DE or HLx5.
  • If you often mend jeans (not just machine darning but hems and side seams too), choose HAx1DE.
  • If you mend a lot of heavy-duty fabrics (not just jeans), go with the universal HAx1 size 100/16.
  • If you’re obsessed with free-motion darning and want to mend everything with artistic scribbles now, or need to free-motion darn heavy-duty workwear, try HLx5.

 

Made in Japan and packaged in aluminium-coated paper (similar to a gum wrapper) inside a paper envelope.

This shop is in slow mode while I adapt to life as a new mum! Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

I'm currently dispatching orders once a week; place your order by 5pm Thursday Melbourne time (AEDT) for dispatch the next day (Friday).

Australia Post is experiencing significant delays. If you select Express Post at checkout, it will speed up Australia Post's delivery timeframe but won't speed up my process.

After your order has been packed, you will receive an email notification with your Australia Post tracking number, which you can use to check on the delivery status of your order.

Local delivery
Northcote/Thornbury customers can select local delivery at checkout. Local deliveries coincide with my pram-walking schedule, usually 1-3 days after purchase. ٩(。•́‿•̀。)۶

Christmas deadlines
Australian customers:
For the best chance of receiving your order in time for Christmas, order by 5pm on 9 December for standard shipping, and 5pm on Thursday 16 December for Express Post and local delivery.

This shop will close for Christmas at 5pm on 16 December. Orders placed after that time will be shipped in January (exact date to be determined) when the shop reopens. The exception is gift vouchers, which are available for purchase 24/7 and delivered automagically by email!  

International customers:
Check Australia Post's estimated delivery deadline for your country here, then add one week for my processing time.

 

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