Needle Size Conversion Chart

 

Needle and sewing machine companies have evolved many needle sizing conventions. The most popular are the Organ / Singer and Metric sizes that we show for every product. For example 16/100 means Organ / Singer size 16 or Metric size 100. This chart lets you convert any needle size into roughly equivalent sizes in other sizing needle sizing conventions.

 

Organ / Singer

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

Metric

40

45

50

55

60

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

Union Special

 

 

 

022

 

025

027

028/30

032

034

036

038

040

Columbia US 251

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

1

1

2

2

3

3

Columbia US 251 LG

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

10

15

20

25

30

35

Lewis

 

 

 

 

2

 

2

 

3

 

3

 

4

Merrow

 

 

 

000

00

0

1

2

 

 

3

 

4

Fleece

 

 

 

 

 

 

000

 

00

 

0

 

1

Wilcox & Gibbs (Old)

 

 

 

 

00

0

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

Wilcox & Gibbs (New)

 

 

 

22

24

25

27

30

32

 

36

 

40

Wilcox & Gibbs (Flat)

 

 

 

 

1

1

2

 

3

 

4

 

 

459 R

21

20

19

18

17

16

15

14

13

 

12

 

11

292 Borns

22

21

20

18

16

14

13

12

11

10

9

 

7

754 Schiffli

 

 

 

 

 

 

00

 

0

 

 

1

2

 

Organ / Singer

17

17

19

20

21

22

22

23

23

24

25

26

27

Metric

105

110

120

125

130

140

150

160

170

180

200

230

250

Union Special

042

044

046/048

049

 

054

060

 

067

078

078/080

090

100

Columbia US 251

 

4

 

4

5

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columbia US 251 LG

40

45

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis

 

4

5

 

 

5

6

 

 

7

 

 

 

Merrow

 

5

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

 

10

 

 

Fleece

 

2

3

 

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilcox & Gibbs (Old)

 

5

6

 

7

8

9

10

 

 

 

 

 

Wilcox & Gibbs (New)

 

44

48

49

52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilcox & Gibbs (Flat)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

459 R

 

10

9

 

8

7

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

292 Borns

 

5

4

 

3

2

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

754 Schiffli

 

3

 

 

4

5

 

6

7

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy--Diamond Needle Corporation