SINGER S18 User Manual
Turn the power switch off. Lower the presser
foot. Turn the needle clamp screw
counterclockwise with the large screwdriver.
Loosen the screw and remove the needle from
the needle clamp.
Needle clamp screw
To determine if the needle is defective, place the flat side of needle
on something flat (a needle plate, piece of glass, etc.). The gap
between the needle and the flat surface should be consistent.
Never use a blunt or burred needle, as it may cause skipped
stitches or thread breakage. A defective needle can damage your
Needle (HL x 5) size
9 or 11
11 or 14
14, 16 or 18
Crepe de chine,
Thread and Needle Chart
Insert a new needle into the needle clamp
with the flat side
to the right, pushing it up
as far as it will go.
Tighten the clamp screw
* Remember to use only Style HL x 5 needles in
Studio™ S16 sewing machine.
Changing the Needle
Turn the power switch off and unplug the machine
before changing the needle.
To Check the Needle