Not sure about you - but when I purchased my first second hand sewing machine I had no idea about needles! I was pregnant and needed to sew for my baby. I thought you sewed until the needle broke. Ouch! Oh how I have grown, the importance of needles is vital. Sharing your knowledge with new sewers is wonderful rather than them learning the hard way.
Note: Your stitches are only as good as your needle. A needle will last about 8 - 12 hours of sewing and will become blunt or bent over time. Change your needle often. Titanium Embroidery needles. These are the absolute, hand’s down best needles out there for machine embroidery.
Organ Titanium - They make for Superior and Janome
Overlock machines less than 10 years old can, for the most part, be use with home sewing machine needles.
If You Love Your Sewing Machine – Replace The Needle Often!
There is a new needle in town . . . SCHMETZ Chrome Professional Grade needles!
Power Quilters, Embroidery Enthusiasts and Stitch Mavens are sewing faster and more intensely than ever. New home sewing machines are built to sew faster than ever - 1000 stitches/minute and more. SCHMETZ® Chrome Professional Grade is the perfect sewing partner.
Chrome resists heat.
Chrome resists wear.
That little needle takes a beating stitch by stitch and it gets hot.
Chromewill stay cool longer with less stitch distortion. Chrome aids the thread to pass through the needle eye with less friction and less heat build-up.
Chrome also allows the needle to pass through the fabric with less resistance.
These chrome needles will withstand your power quilting and stitch addiction.
Needles wear out. Just think of the number of times that the point of the needle goes through the fabric when sewing a seam. They may look alright to the naked eye, but the points become dull. Using a dull needle puts stress on the sewing machine. There is another factor in the life of a needle. As those miles of thread pull through the eye they rub on the steel causing the eye to become rough and it can shred the thread. Don't think that just because the needle is not broken it is alright.
a dull needle can cause a lot of damage to both the project being sewn and the machine itself.
Needle - HLX5
The HLx5 needle style is a home machine needle (it has a flat shank) which has been designed to stitch through heavy fabric and leather. It has a unique tapered shape to it, which helps form good stitches while stitching very fast (1,500+ stitches per minute).
Did you know that most sewing is about 85-90% straight stitching? This is why a lot of sewers who are mostly into clothing construction and quilting swear by the accuracy and precision that a straight stitch only machine can give.
Want to improve your quilting? Then look for a Straight Stitch Machine! A Few Straight stitch Machine on the Market right now-
Made especially for piecing and machine quilting. The thin tapered design of these needles allows them to pass through many layers smoothly to help eliminate skipped stitches and keep stitches even.
These needles come in size 75 which is fine for piecing with 50 weight threads or size 90 which works well with heavier plain or variegated 40 weight threads for quilting
A very slim needle with a thin shaft that helps make very straight stitches. It was developed for the modern micro- fibers and polyesters and high thread count, high quality fabrics used today. The point is very sharp — thus the name — but because of this it is a bit more fragile and needs to be changed more regularly.
This is a great needle for piecing high thread count fabrics like Batiks, silks, and microfibers. It is also used for beautiful topstitching or edge stitching. It comes in sizes 60, 70, 80, and 90.
Universal Sewing needles
This all-purpose needle is ideal for general sewing.
It features a slightly rounded ball point – perfect for
a variety of fabrics including knits and woven
Use with specialty embroidery threads. The distinct scarf, widened groove & enlarged eye protect fragile threads & guard against excess friction allowing trouble-free embroidery and decorative stitching. The light ball point makes this needle friendly to a large variety of fabrics.
Serger & Overlock Needles. These needles have a sharp point suitable for all fabrics Today, sewing machines and sergers can both take the same needles, which makes sewing easier. However many companies that make sergers opt for designing their own needles or using special style needles. In the package, serger needles are easy to identify, but when dropped into a sewing box they become impossible to distinguish with the naked eye unless they are unique in shape
ELx705, ELx705CF and ELx705CF SUK have increased strength due to a reinforced blade leading to less needle breakage and straighter stitches.
ELx705 and ELx705CF have a slightly rounded point for universal use.
Extra-large eye is suitable for embroidery work. PLUS Easy to Thread!
The NEW SCHMETZ Super Nonstick Needle has a slippery surface that ensures less adhesive residue sticks to the needle.
Tired of gumming up needles with stubborn adhesives? Complaining about missed stitches and thread breakage caused by adhesives? Users of adhesive stabilizers, temporary spray adhesives, or self-adhesive hook and loop tapes can now rejoice! The unique slippery surface ensures less "goo" sticks to the needle! This new needle makes stitching through vinyl and other questionable textures eazy peazy.
A Super Universal Needle with a non-stick coating of NIT (Nickel-Phosphor-PTFE). Extra-large eye is suitable for embroidery work. The eye corresponds to a needle two sizes larger (i.e., the 70/10 NonStick eye is similar to a size 90/14 regular Universal eye). Distinctive scarf with the special design of the eye ensures prevention of skipped stitches. Slightly rounded point provides trouble-free sewing on most materials. Strong conical blade reinforcement easily handles thick fabrics like denim.
Superior Threads is known for their careful selection of high quality products and Organ Needle Company (Japan) teamed together and applied the latest technology of titanium-coated needles to the Topstitch style for home machines.
Because these titanium-coated needles have an ultra thin coat of titanium nitride, they will stay sharper longer and outlast any current Topstitch needle on the market.
Titanium-coated needles have been available for longarm and industrial machines for many years but these are the first titanium-coated Topstitch style needles made for home machines.
Why select a Topstitch Needle for everyday tasks?
The Topstitch needle has a larger eye and deeper groove. It is often referred as the MAGIC NEEDLE and can make a difference in your sewing experience.