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From: Carol in ME
Date: 03-19-2006, 10:14 AM (1 of 4)
I purchaced a used model a couple months ago and was wondering about the purchace of needles. I'd appreciate any suggestions anyone has.

With the machine came a couple packages of Bernina brand 287 needles in a cople different sizes. Does anyone know af a source where these could be purchased in quantitiy? Maybe a hundred at a time? Do they have to be Berninas, or will Organ brand suffice? And just out of curiosity, what does "287" refer to?
User: Carol in ME
Member since: 01-27-2003
Total posts: 105
From: paroper
Date: 03-19-2006, 12:20 PM (2 of 4)
THey are available here. I don't know if this is the best price out there. This computer doesn't let me see my "favorites" so I don't have the machine needle company that is supposed to be so good. Perhaps someone else will post a good link.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: sewingcybermom
Date: 03-26-2006, 08:32 PM (3 of 4)
Hi! I have a Bernina 950 and use needles that I got on e-bay and they work fine. They are Groz-Beckert 80/12 needles. They are actually a size 10 needle. I bought them for around $15.00 for 100 of them. Just type in industrial sewing machine needles and a bunch of sellers come up. Good luck!
See some of my work here:
User: sewingcybermom
Member since: 01-18-2006
Total posts: 58
From: HHH
Date: 03-29-2006, 01:28 AM (4 of 4)
I get my 950 needles from (Universal Sewing Supply)

They don't have an online catalog, just the contact information for the paper one, but they're great folks to deal with and good prices on Groz-Beckert needles.

User: HHH
Member since: 02-10-2004
Total posts: 87
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