SCHMETZ HOUSEHOLD NEEDLE CHART
Choose your sewing machine needle size according to your thread thickness- and the needle type according to fabric application.
Using the correct needle will help to make your sewing project a success!
Size: 60/8, 65/9, 70/10, 75/11, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, 120/19, Assorted, Twin, Triple
Feature: Slightly rounded point.
Fabric Use: Numerous – woven and knits. A great general purpose needle.
|Jersey (Ball Point)|
Size: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, Assorted
Fabric Use: Knits & some stretch fabrics. Made especially for sewing on knits. The medium ball point does not damage or break knit
Size: 75/11, 90/14, Twin
Fabric Use: Elastic materials and highly elastic knitwear. The medium ball point, specially designed eye and scarf prevent skipped stitches.
Size: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16,
110/18, Assorted, Twin
Feature: Modified medium
Size: 60/8, 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, Assorted
Feature: Very slim acute point.
Size: 80/12, 90/14, Twin
Feature: Elongated eye.
Fabric Use: Metallic and other specialty threads. A “must have” for sewing with sensitive metallic threads. The elongated eye prevents shredding and breaking of metallic threads.
Size: 75/11, 90/14, Assorted, Twin
Fabric Use: Use with rayon, polyester and other specialty embroidery threads. The special scarf, widened groove and enlarged eye protect fragile threads and guard against excess friction allowing trouble-free embroidery and decorative stitching.
Size: 75/11, 90/14, Assorted
Feature: Special taper to the slightly
Fabric Use: Made especially for piecing and machine quilting. The special tapered design allows easier fabric penetration and helps eliminate skipped stitches.
Size: 80/12, 90/14, 100/16
Feature: Extra long eye.
Fabric Use: Topstitch, heavy, multiple or poor quality threads.
Size: 75/11, 90/14
Feature: Titanium Nitride coating, slightly rounded point and enlarged eye.
Fabric Use: Coarse and densely woven materials. Slightly rounded point and enlarged eye are perfect for embroidery on most fabrics and with the most fragile specialty threads. Titanium coating resists adhesives, improves needle wear & penetration of coarse and densely woven fabrics.
Size: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, Assorted
Feature: Cutting point.
Fabric Use: Leather, artificial leather, heavy non-woven synthetics. Do not use on knit or woven fabrics
Size: 100/16, 120/19, Twin
Feature: A wing on each side of the needle.
Fabric Use: Light or medium weight loosely woven fabrics. Popular for heirloom sewing and to create decorative cutwork.
Size: 80/12, 90/14
Feature: Universal needle with a slip-in threading slot in the eye.
Fabric Use: Numerous – woven and knits. A general purpose needle for effortless threading.
Feature: Universal needle with two eyes.
Double needles are actually two needles mounted on one shaft used to create two rows of stitches
A hemstitch needle and a universal needle with a 2.5mm separation.
Size: 2.0/75, 3.0/75