Sharp Points (Also known as Regular)
Sharp point needles cause a minimum amount of puckering to produce an ever stitch without damaging the fabric. This type of needles tends to be used on fabrics such as Cotton and Linen. There a variety of sizes ranging from 9/65 to 18/110, 9/65 being the finest and 18/110 being the heaviest.
These have an extra sharp point and is a strong needle. This can be used on a variety of fabric but is commonly used on denim.
Wedge Point Needles (Also known as Leather Needles)
Used with Leather and Vinyl fabric. It easily pierces fabric and creates a holethat will close back up on itself. Sizes are from 11/75 to 18/110 - larger sizes are designed for heavy leather or multiple layers.
These have a large eye and deeper groove to keep decorative thread from shredding and breaking.
Metalfil needles are typically used for metallic and other embroidery threads. The needle has an enlarged polished eye which is also an aid to a sewer with restricted vision
These needles can produce accurate double rows of surface stitching, decorative hems, raised pintucks and two-colour sewing for an extra dimension to embroidery stitch patterns.
Creates a small hole in the fabric as is sews and is used in heirloom sewing. This type of needle is typically used on natual woven fabrics such as cotton and linen.
The European system uses sizes 60 (the lightest) to 120 (the heaviest)
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