Don't worry if you have lost yours or have not got one, you can still get your sewing machine needle out. Just use a small screwdriver that fits into the top of the screw, a ordinary flat sided screwdriver will do the trick. I am unsure if you can replace or even buy the black screwdriver. It really is a real gem if you have one keep it!
If you've lost your screw (needle clamp screw) for the Bernina 801 needle holder it might be possible to replace it with one similar....A sewing repair shop may have something or hardware store. Because it is just the thread on the screw that is holding the needle in place when you tighten it. You just need something that fits..
|Ready to remove the sewing machine|
|The original black metal screwdriver you|
use to remove the needle holder screw
|Very easy to unscrew, I really like this|
type of needle holder...I can see it!
|Having the prong on the screw driver|
makes it easier to remove and still
hold onto the screw
|This is what the needle clamp screw|
|The front view of the needle|
|Now you are ready to pull the needle out|
and replace it. Next you then place the
screw back into the needle holder and