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03-28-2013 02:27 PM
mrshotrod I had an issue like that as well, from what I've been told you can't use leather needles on vinyl. I went down to a 135 #18 needle, I think they said thats the smallest they come in for industrial/commercial machines, I haven't had a problem with that since. But keep in mind your thread size, upholstery thread may not fit in an eye that small. I think i have #69 nylon thread and its ok.
Here is an interesting link on leather needles
http://www.keysew.com//Webpages/Demo...of_leather.pdf
I have to go to an upholstery supplier for my needles, I'm pretty sure you can't buy these just anywhere.
Groz-Beckett is the brand I use I know singer makes some. I think this will help send you in the right direction.
03-28-2013 02:19 PM
DanTwoLakes Any good quality needle is fine. All of the names you mentioned are fine. (BTW, Groz Beckert is the name you're looking for.) I usually use size 21 needles. Your problem might be your thread is too small. I use size 92, size 138, size 207 and size 270 polyester thread. To sew with size 207 and size 270 you would need a size 24 needle.
03-28-2013 01:45 PM
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correct needles

Greetings!

I'm doing some research to help someone working on an auto upholstery. They are working on a Pfaff 145 which uses the 190 series needles. Sewing leather is not a problem but the vinyl does present some issues, particularly the holes created by the needle being too large.

She switched from the 24 thickness to a 21 but still has the issue with the holes being too large. Of course, we're going to go with a thinner needle but am looking for needle size recommendations for automotive interior vinyl as well as needle manufacturer. Orange, Organ, Schmetz, Grosspeck(sp) etc.

Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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