SCHMETZ Serger Needles

SCHMETZ Serger NeedlesConsult your owner’s manual!  Many new sergers use home sewing needle system 130/705 H (flat shank with a scarf). SCHMETZ Stretch, Jersey, Topstitch and Universal are popular needle choices. Some older sergers use needle systems BLX1 and DCX1.

SCHMETZ Overlock Needles

ELx705, ELx705CF and ELx705CF SUK are popular serger needle systems. Check your owner’s manual! Here’s how these needles are different from home sewing needles (130/705 H):

  • Serger needles have a groove on the front and back sides of the blade to reduce skipped stitches.  The second long groove is necessary to create chain stitches like overlock or coverlock stitches.
  • 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.
  • ELx705CF SUK has a medium ball point suitable for many knit fabrics.
  • ELx705CF and ELx705CF SUK have a Chrome Finish (CF), increasing wear resistance.

Check your owner’s manual!  SCHMETZ ELx705, ELx705CF and ELx705CF SUK are used on overlock or coverlock machines.





  1. Durenda Pake says:

    Will the DCX1 work for my Pfaff hobbylock HL-603A which my old needle package references Organ needles DCX1 size 11 14 and are just a touch over 1-1/4″ long

  2. I should specify that it is for seaming and coverstitch on a husky lock s21.

    • SCHMETZneedles says:

      The ELx705 SUK CF has a medium ball point which is especially suitable for knit fabrics. Usually, size 80/12 works well.

  3. Hi, which needle would you suggest for an interlock knit? The universal ELX 305 is not working out too well.

  4. Gloria Vodan says:

    I have always used Schmertz needles in my Viking Designer SE. I just purchased a Husky Lock s25 and the manual suggests only Inspira EL 705 needles. Are the Schmertz EL 705 the same as those?

    • SCHMETZneedles says:

      Yes. SCHMETZ® ELX705 needles are the same (but better). No other brand matches the quality of SCHMETZ®.

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