The last couple of weeks seem to have been occupied with handy gadgets that make any sewing project a bit easier. This tip relates to illuminating the needle plae of a sewing machine. I have tried a number of lights but not one seems to cast a light from the left of the needle. So far each has cast shadows which sometimes complicates a clear view of where the needle will enter fabric. Here is a link where I recently found this one on Amazon,
The description reads, as follows: "Bonlux LED Sewing Machine Light Working Gooseneck Lamp 30 Leds, with Magnetic Mounting Base for Home or Sewing Machine (30 LEDs)".
I received it today and here it is laid out on my work table.
The small columnar piece is a strong magnet so that the light can be attached to a machine that has a metal housing. My machine has a plastic housing so I could not attach it magnetically. I used sticky backed Velcro to attach the light to the back of my machine.
|Light Attached with Sticky Backed Velcro|
Here is a photo of the front of my machine with the light directed onto the needle plate.
|In dark light with no background lighting|
|With background lighting and project light turned off|
|Needle Illuminated at Night with No Other Lighting|
If you, also, experience a need for more directed light than the machine light can produce, you might want to give this a try. For the price of $12.66, I don't think it can be beat.
Always remember, never fear to experiment.
Sometimes wonderful things happen.
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