Ideal for most woven fabrics, some knits and synthetics. The Universal Needle has a slight ball point making it extremely versatile. It works well on most machines and is the most commonly used needle for synthetic woven and natural fibres.
The finer needles are generally used on lightweight fabrics and the larger sized needles on medium to heavyweight fabrics. Suitable to be used with polyester/cotton or silk threads.
Ideally suited for denim fabrics, heavy twill, workwear, and other densely woven fabrics such as canvas and heavy linens.
Engineered with a very sharp point and a stiffer shank to resist needle deflection and allow penetration of dense fabric.
Threads range from synthetic or blends, cotton-wrapped polyester, 100% polyester and heavier topstitching threads.
Slightly rounded point for embroidery on most fabrics.
Enlarged eye accommodates special application threads.
Titanium Nitride ceramic improves needle wear resistance in high stitch count applications and penetration of coarse or densely woven materials.
For decorating, heirloom and upholstery sewing.
The extra large eye accommodates thick topstitch thread and the extra sharp point allows easy penetration through the fabric.
For jeans, canvas and other tightly woven fabrics.
Twin needles are used for practical sewing and decorative sewing such as pintucks, seam finishes and topstitching etc.
The spacing of the needle is measured in mm from tip to tip (4mm needle has a 4mm space between the points).
Two needles are attached to a single crossbar, stitching two rows simultaneously to create decorative effects for heirloom sewing, pintucks, fancy hems, and other decorative topstitching.
Ideal for cotton knits, interlock, rib knits, fleece, double knit, and sews most knit fabrics.
The tip is more rounded than the Universal needle and is designed to push the fabric fibres apart without cutting them, preventing the knit fabric from laddering or running after stitching.
Generally, threads such as polyester or polyester/cotton blends are best. Once again the finer the needle the finer the thread to be used.