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Needles For Domestic Singer Sewing Machines

The following tables identifies the correct type of needle, as well as the fitting and threading directions, for Singer domestic and toy sewing machines. The use of incorrect types of needle, or threading the needle in the wrong direction, can prevent proper stitching, or worse it can cause damage to the machine.

Note that some models (such as the 15, 24 etc.) also have variants classed as industrial models. These industrial models usually require different specialised needles to work correctly.

For information about Needle Classification and Sizing please see CLICK HERE page.


 

Model Needle Type Fitting Threading
1 12x1
12, 12K (New Family) 12x1
13, 13K (Medium) 13x1, 13x2
9W (Wheeler & Wilson) 127x1 (9 N 1) Flat to Left Right to Left
15, 15K 15x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
20 24x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
24, 24K4, 24K5 24x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
24K1, 24K3 24x3
27, 27K 15x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
28, 28K 15x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
30K 24x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
39K 15x1
40K (Sewhandy) 24x3 Flat to Left Left to Right
48K 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
50D (Sewhandy) 24x3 Flat to Left Left to Right
66, 66K 15x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
98K 15x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
99, 99K 15x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
100 15x1
101 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
115 15x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
127, 127K 15x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
128, 128K 15x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
167 Capri 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
177C 15x1
185, 185K 15x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
191, 196J, 191K 15x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
192 Spartan 15x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
201 15x1 Flat to Left Right to Left
206 206x13 Flat to Back Front to Back
215G 15x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
216G 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
221, 221K 15x1 Flat to Left Right to Left
222K 15x1 Flat to Left Right to Left
237M 15x1
238 15x1
239M 15x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
242 15x1
247C 15x1
248 15x1
252 15x1
257 15x1
258M 15x1
274K 15x1
275, 275K 15x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
285K, 285M 15x1 Flat to Right Left to Right
286K 15x1
287N 15x1
288C 15x1
290C 15x1
301 15x1 Flat to Left Right to Left
306 206x13 Flat to Back Front to Back
315 15x1
316 206x13
317 15x1
319 206x13 Flat to Back Front to Back
320 206x13 Flat to Back Front to Back
324 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
327K 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
328K 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
329K Stylemate 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
337K 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
338K 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
339K 15x1
347K 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
348 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
353B 15x1
354B 15x1
357K 15x1
358M 15x1
359 15x1
360M 15x1
363 15x1
367 15x1
368M 15x1
377 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
378M 15x1
401 Slant 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
403 Slant 15x1
404, 404G Slant 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
411G Slant 15x1
412, 412G, 412M 15x1
413, 413K 15x1
414G 15x1
416, 416K 15x1
417 15x1
418 15x1
421G 15x1
427K 15x1
431, 413G 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
433K 15x1
437K 15x1
438, 438K 15x1
447 15x1
449 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
457, 457K Stylist 15x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
466, 466K 15x1
467 15x1
476, 476K 15x1
477 15x1
478, 478K 15x1
490 15x1
495B 15x1
498K 15x1
 
Model A 13x1, 1x7
M100 Magic Tailor 127x1 Flat to Back Front to Back
Sewhandy 20 24x1
Sewhandy 40K
Sewhandy 50D 24x3
Spartan 15x1
Touch & Sew 15x1
VS1 20x1
VS2 15x1
VS3 15x1

 

Needle types used for Singer domestic and toy sewing machines are 1x7, 12x1, 13x1, 15x1, 20x1, 24x1, 24x3, 127x1 and 206x13

 

Singer / Simanco Needle Dimensions

Needle Type Shank Diameter Eye Length Notes
1x7 1.00 38 Round shank
12x1 1.00 31.6 Round shank
13x1 1.00 37.8 Round shank
15x1 2.04 33.9
20x1 2.04 38.1
24x1 2.02 28.2
24x3 2.02 28.2 Flat opposite to 24x1
127x1 1.73 38.9 Flat shank, short & long groove
206x13 2.04 33.9 Shorter overall than 15x1