What are the differences between Stretch and Jersey needles?

Differences between SCHMETZ Stretch and Ball Point/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.

Stretch:   75/11, 90/14
Jersey:  70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16


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Stretch Needles

SCHMETZ Stretch Needles

Stretch Needles

SCHMETZ Stretch is the needle of choice when stitching elastic materials and highly elastic kniwear. The needle has a medium ball point. The short and narrow eye and deep scarf are specially designed to prevent skipped stitches. SCHMETZ Stretch also performs well with stretchy fabrics such as Lycra® or Spandex. PS: Did you know Spandex is an anagram for “expands”?

Sizes available: 75/11, 90/14