Avoid pinning cork fabric
As with vinyl or leather, avoid using pins because perforations and holes can be obvious.
It is recommended to start each project with a new needle.
Microtex needles have a narrow shaft and very thin, sharp point which makes it ideal for cork fabric.
Microtex Size 80/12 or Microtex Size 90/14 work best;
however, Universal Size 80/12 work well too (increase stitch length to at least 3mm for top-stitching).