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Alex has spent a lifetime in the sewing industry and is considered one of the foremost experts of pioneering machines and their inventors. He has written extensively for trade magazines, radio, television, books and publications world wide.


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Willcox & Gibbs

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Willcox & Gibbs needles

Willcox & Gibbs chainstitch needles are unique. There are approximately 20,000 different kinds of needles but only one will fit the Willcox & Gibbs chainstitch machine.

Willcox and Gibbs needles

The unique feature of the W&G needle is the long groove down the shaft which locates the needle in the needle bar to the exact correct position for sewing. No other needle will work as well. Some will even damage your machine!




Only the exact needle will fit the W&G chainstitch! They do turn up on the Internet. Here is the codes you need. THESE CODES ARE ALL FOR THE SAME NEEDLE BUT FROM DIFFERENT SUPPLIERS.

W&G 502



CANU: 02:50

WY 502

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