The problems were that the packets ended up all over the place, what to do with a needle that is still good but not new, and to identify which needle is currently in the machine.
I created this little needle wallet. It fits the 10 pack of needles packets plus each pocket fits one additional needle. In this way, a needle that has been used but not worn out can be easily identified and stored for future use. I cut a plastic rod from a q-tip to insert in the pocket where the needle came from to identify which size is currently in the machine. I suppose one could use different colored rods to identify needles being used in multiple machines.
Hope this helps.
|Note the Extra Needles and the Blue Rod|