SCHMETZ Super Stretch Needle – HAx1SP

The Super Stretch Needle can be used in all home sewing machines which require needle system 130/705 H, as well as in some overlock machines (information can be found in your machine manual). Due to its properties, HAx1SP is an alternative to the Stretch Needle when sewing with thicker sewing threads.

The SCHMETZ Super Stretch Needle has a special flat shank which allows the needle to be closer to the hook. Additionally, the special design of the scarf area produces a larger needle thread loop which can easily be picked up by the hook. These features prevent skipped stitches on highly elastic fabrics.


  • The reinforced blade causes less needle breakage and creates straighter stitches.
  • As a result of the wider and shorter eye in combination with the widened groove, the HAx1SP is able to sew with thicker threads than the Universal or the Stretch Needle. The threads are less stressed and will not break.
  • The HAx1SP has a medium ball point which is suitable for all kinds of knits. It displaces the meshes, avoiding damage to the material.
  • This needle has a chrome coating which makes it more resistant against wear.

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  1. Would these be suitable for my baby lock eclipse overlock or should I be using the Schmetz Special?

    • Chris Carter says

      So does that mean “Yes” these Super stretch needles are ok. I note that the needles referred to in the question above are HAX1SP – SPECIAL . These are HAX1SP SUPER STRETCH. Are you saying both are ok and that they have different applications or is there really no difference?

      • SCHMETZneedles says

        I think I see where the confusion is coming from. Super Stretch and Universal Special Point Machine Needles are the same needles. In the past, SCHMETZ marketed them as Universal Special Point Machine Needles. At some point, they started imprinting the name Super Stretch on the plastic case. The important part of this is that your machine uses HAx1SP needles.

    • SCHMETZneedles says

      The manual for your machine recommends using HAx1SP needles.

  2. Dayle Berube says

    I have a kenmore serger and I was wondering if these needles would work? It says use only HA-1SP #11 – 14?

  3. I have just Broken my 2 needles. I have a Babylock eclips dx. Thé needles which i took out are 75/11

  4. Pamela Berrigan says

    Would these be appropriate in a Babylock Triumph serger?

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