Needle Eye Comparison

That’s not just a little piece of steel making your machine stitches. German engineering designs, calculates, tests and inspects the SCHMETZ needle. Take for instance the eye, did you know that needles have different eye shapes?

Needle Eye Comparison

The most popular needle, the Universal, has an eye that is 40% the width of the blade. Really! There are three other needles with larger eyes, the Embroidery and even more pronounced is the elongated eye of the Metallic and Topstitch needles.

Now what does a larger eye mean? There is less friction on the thread as it passes through the eye. Ever sew with a thread that breaks or tends to shred? Guess what, use a needle with a larger eye. If you have old thread or maybe a poor quality thread, use a needle with a larger eye. The thread and needle work hard and fast. Help them out when you can with a larger eye.

 

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Katrina Walker on Needles

Katrina Walker on Needles

Needle Identification

What Do Those Numbers Mean?
How to Read the Needle Package.

Home sewing machines require a needle with a flat shank and a scarf – that little indentation above the eye on the back side of the needle. Needles with a flat shank and a scarf are identified as needle system 130/705 H. There are over 7,000 needle systems throughout the world. Thankfully, 99% of home sewing machines use 130/705H.

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Do SCHMETZ Needles Work With My Machine?

What Machines Work with SCHMETZ Needles?

SCHMETZ works with all these sewing machine brands! SCHMETZ engineers work with sewing machine manufacturers around the world to ensure that the SCHMETZ needle performs properly in your home sewing, embroidery and quilting machines. Most home machines use needle system 130/705 H, so check your machine’s owner’s manual or ask your machine dealer.

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What’s Your Favorite Needle?

No matter what you sew or what your skill level, SCHMETZ has a needle for you. Don’t be afraid to experiment with a different needle type. You’ll be glad you did. Break out of your comfort zone and gain new skills and experience.

What's Your Favorite SCHMETZ Needle?

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