Open the sewing machine’s cabinet door and remove the power cord from the outlet.
Open the sewing machine’s cabinet door and remove the power cord from the outlet. Unplugging the machine will help prevent accidental injuries while you’re working.
Locate the needle on the sewing machine. It’s usually located near the front of the machine, on the left side.
Using a pair of needle-nose pliers, grasp the needle firmly and pull it straight up out of the sewing machine.
Insert the new needle into the sewing machine, making sure that the flat side of the needle is facing to the back. Push the needle down until it’s snug against the stop, then tighten the needle clamp by turning it to the right.
Replace the power cord in the outlet and plug in your sewing machine. Test your new needle by sewing a few stitches on a piece of scrap fabric.
Unscrew the needle plate with a Phillips-head screwdriver and remove it.
Once the needle plate is removed, take out the old needle by unscrewing the needle clamp with a flathead screwdriver and pulling it out. Be careful not to touch the sharp point of the needle. Choose a new needle based on the type of fabric you will be sewing. Thread the new needle by inserting the thread through the eye from front to back and tightening the needle clamp. Screw the needle plate back on and reattach any other parts that were removed.
Pull the old needle out of the machine with your fingers and insert the new needle into the needle bar.
With the new needle aligned with the needle bar, push it up into the needle bar until it is fully seated. Be sure that the flat side of the needle is facing to the back of the machine. If it is not, the needle will not be seated correctly and will break when you try to sew.
Push the needle up as far as it will go and tighten the needle clamp with a Phillips-head screwdriver.
Machine needles are very sharp. Use caution when handling them.
–Things You’ll Need
New needle for your machine
1. Turn off your sewing machine and unplug it from its power source.
2. Loosen the needle clamp screw with a Phillips-head screwdriver and remove the old needle from the clamp. Dispose of the old needle properly.
3. Insert the new needle into the clamp with the flat side of the needle facing to the back, as shown in Figure 1.
4. Tighten the screw until it is snug, but do not overtighten it.
Replace the needle plate and screw it into place with the Phillips-head screwdriver.
1. Turn off your sewing machine and unplug it from the power supply. Remove any fabric or thread that is currently in the machine.
2. Remove the throat plate, which is the metal piece that covers the opening in the sewing machine where you feed the fabric through. The throat plate is usually held in place by one or two screws; remove these with a Phillips-head screwdriver and lift off the plate.
3. Take a look at the needle area and make a note of how the needle is positioned in the needle bar before removing it. Use a pair of needle-nose pliers to pull the old needle out of the bar, being careful not to damage or bend the bar itself.
4. Insert the new needle into the needle bar, making sure that it is positioned in exactly the same way as the old needle was. Use your fingers to tighten it in place before continuing.
5. Place the throat plate back on the machine and screw it into place with the Phillips-head screwdriver.
6. Thread your sewing machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions and test it on a scrap piece of fabric before beginning your project.”
Reconnect the power cord to the outlet and turn on the sewing machine.
Before beginning any work on a sewing machine, it is important to unplug the machine from the power outlet. This will prevent injuries from occurring if the machine were to accidentally turn on. Once the machine is unplugged, locate the needle. The needle is located on the front of the machine and is removable. To remove the needle, unscrew the knob that holds it in place and pull the needle out.
Once the old needle has been removed, take the new needle and thread it through the eye of the needle. Make sure that the thread is pulled all the way through so that there are no loose ends. Once the new needle has been threaded, screw the knob back into place to hold it in place.