What are the Differences Between Stretch and Jersey Needles?
• The eye of the Stretch needle is shorter and narrower. • The scarf of the Stretch needle is deeper. • Both features help prevent skipped stitches. • Stretch and Jersey needles have a medium ballpoint.
Rule of Thumb Use Stretch needles on stretchy fabrics especially those with elastic, Lycra®, Spandex. Use Jersey needles on knits. Sometimes, but not always, Stretch & Jersey needles are interchangeable. Test with sample stitches before starting a new project.
Sizes Stretch: 75/11, 90/14 https://schmetzneedles.com/stretch-sewing-machine-needles
Jersey: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16 https://schmetzneedles.com/jersey-ball-point-sewing-machine-needles