Do You Know Your Needle Points?
Slightly rounded point
The slightly rounded point is the standard point shape for household sewing machines. This point shape is qualified for trouble-free sewing of most materials and many applications.
The following sewing needles have a slightly rounded point:
- Universal Needle
- Super Universal (NonStick) Needle
- Topstitch Needle
- Embroidery Needle
- Metallic Needle
- Double Eye Needle
- Hemstitch Needle
- Quick Threading Needle
Acute round point
This is a slim, acute point shape, useful for accurate piercing of densely woven and coated materials. It creates an exact seam appearance with straight stitches and helps to reduce seam puckering.
The following sewing needle has an acute round point:
- Microtex Needle
Slightly rounded point with special taper
The slim point with special taper to the slightly rounded point easily penetrates thick layers of fabric and batting and avoids material damages. It is the best point shape for quilting and patchwork.
The following needle has a slightly rounded point with special taper:
- Quilting Needle
Light ball point (SES)
This point shape displaces woven and knitted threads, directly piercing the spaces between the threads. Therefore, it avoids material damages. This is the best point shape for embroidery.
The following sewing needles have a light ball point:
- Embroidery Needle
- Gold Embroidery Needle
Medium ball point (SUK)
The medium ball point is more rounded than a light ball point. Therefore, it can be used for coarser knitwear, for material containing Lycra/Spandex and it is also very suitable for medium to heavy denim.
The following sewing needles have a medium ball point:
- Stretch Needle
- Jersey Needle
- Jeans Needle
This cutting point has a lens-shaped cross-section and the incision is made at an angle to the direction of the seam. It provides easier penetration of leather and leather-like materials. This point shape creates a decorative stitch slightly inclined towards the left (in household machines which are threaded from the front).
The following sewing needle has a twist point:
- Leather Needle