Saturday, September 24, 2011

Another needle that is compatible with W&G chain stitch sewing machines

I scored big at a yard sale this past summer. I bought a small  green box of Singer
(Simanco) needles in size 25x3 without opening them until I got home because they were sealed in plastic. I didn't know which machine they would fit, but I always buy vintage  sewing machine needles if they are cheap enough and are in their original packaging.

Imagine my surprise when I got home, opened the box and I saw that they looked like Willcox & Gibbs needles! I tested one and it works perfectly. So if you see a box of Singer 25x3 needles somewhere, buy them! :o)


yarndiva said...

Thanks for posting this - great information.

Jamie said...

I found a great source for Willcox & Gibbs chain stitch needles. They are available in two sizes #14 and #16.
They are made by Organ Needles a Japanese needle company.
Toledo Industrial Sewing Machines LTD
3631 Marine Road
Toledo, Ohio 43609
(419) 380-8540
W&G Organ #513
I paid $9.00 per 10 pack plus shipping.
Jamie Locklear,Santa Fe,NM