needles work with all home sewing
TRUE. SCHMETZ home sewing
needles work with all major sewing
machine brands - Baby Lock, Brother,
Elna, Janome, Husqvarna Viking,
New Home, Pfaff, Singer, White.
Home sewing machines use needle
needles will last forever.
FALSE. A needle will not last
forever. Needles dull from use.
The finishes and dyes from some
fabrics may hasten needles to
dull quickly. Certainly if
you sew over pins, little burrs
on the needle will develop that
may snag or damage threads and
fabric. Change your needle! It's
the easiest way to improve your
- The Universal Needle is the
most versatile needle.
TRUE. This needle is a work horse.
The Universal needle works well
on woven and knit fabrics. With
a Universal needle you can hem
a pair of jeans, sew a knit t-shirt
and repair lingerie. Your results
will be very good. However as
your sewing skills develop, you
may become more critical and
find that other needle types
will create even better results.
is the most popular needle size.
TRUE. Size 80/12 is not too large
and not too thin. Use the 80/12
as a bench mark. If a more precise
stitch is required, then try
a smaller needle such as 75/11
or 70/10 depending on your thread
and the needle type. If you are
using a heavier thread, then
a thicker needle is required.
Try a 100/16 or 110/18.
- Needle size increases as the
needle width increases.
TRUE. Needle size increases as
the needle blade gets larger.
A size 70/10 will be a smaller,
finer needle than a size 110/18.
- Sewing is fun!
with different fabrics, patterns
and colors is fun. Create textures
and usual embellishments by using
different needle types. And if
you have to rip out a sewing
mistake, don't worry. We are
all masters of ripping seams,
it is just part of the process.
Have fun! Sew a gift for a friend.
Sew a collar for your cat or
dog! Sew an outfit for yourself.
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