It’s About Time– Schmetz is color coding it’s machine needles. Have never been able to read the stamped size # even with the ‘so-called’ magnified needle case cover.
Color-coded needles for European made machines is long overdue. Singer has done it forever, well, at least as far back as the 80’s.
Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU Schmetz.
We are happy to announce color coding of SCHMETZ home sewing needles – needle system 130/705 H. Needles have two bands of color. The top color band indicates needle type and the lower color band indicates needle size. The transition to the new color coded inventory has already begun. Color coded needles will appear as non-color coded needles are phased out. Due to special features, SCHMETZ Universal, Hemstitch, Double Eye, and Quick Threading needles have only one color band to identify needle size. We are excited at this huge convenience to the sewing world. It is hard to improve on the highest quality sewing machine needle in our industry, but SCHMETZ listened to the sewing public and dealers. The transition of color code inventory is expected to be complete early 2014.