Good Quality Sewing Machine Needles are paramount in Quilting and Sewing. Yes, there are cheaper non branded products out there, but have you ever asked yourself what will happen if I use these needles? Well, firstly they can damage your expensive sewing machine which in many cases you may have paid $2-6K for. Secondly, they may not perform up to the level needed to complete your expensive project.

What Do the Size Numbers Mean on Sewing Machine Needles?

You may be wondering what the size number such as 80/12 or 110/18 on sewing machine needles mean. Well, wonder no more! Of the two numbers, one is the European size, and one is the American size. From thinnest to thickest, the European sizes range from 60 to 110, whereas the American sizes range from 8 to 18. Pretty simple, eh?

Generally, an 80/12 needle is used for dressmaking (and will be the size of needle you received with your sewing machine) but please refer to the quick reference table above for information on which needle sizes to use with threads, fabric types and fabric weights.

Everything Fabric Stocks a broad selection of Sewing Machine Needles both sizes and brands that will satisfy every Type and size needed to complete that project of yours.

Schmetz Denim/Jeans Needle —Modified medium ballpoint and reinforced blade. For denim and similar fabrics. Advanced point design is a SCHMETZ exclusive. For penetrating extra thick woven fabrics, denim, or quilts with minimum needle deflection, reduced risk of needle breakage and skipped stitches. Available sizes: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, Assorted, Twin.

Schmetz Embroidery Needle — Designed for rayon and polyester embroidery applications. Available sizes: 75/11, 90/14, Assorted, Twin.

Schmetz Jersey / Ball Point Needle — Designed for sewing on knits and some stretch fabrics. Available sizes: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, Assorted

Schmetz Leather Needle — Designed for leather, artificial leather and heavy non-woven synthetic applications. Available sizes: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, Assorted.

Schmetz Microtex/Sharp Needle — Sharp point for straight stitches on delicate and microfiber fabrics. Available sizes: 60/8, 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, Assorted.

Schmetz Quilting Needle — Special taper to the shaft and slightly rounded point to prevent damage to material sewn in layers. Available sizes: 75/11, 90/14, Assorted.

Schmetz Stretch Needle — Designed for synthetic suedes or elastic knitwear. Designed with a deep scarf to prevent skipped stitches. Available sizes: 75/11, 90/14, Twin.

Schmetz Topstitch Needle — Extra sharp with an enlarged groove to accommodate large diameter threads and dense fabrics. Available sizes: 80/12, 90/14, 100/16.

Schmetz Universal Needle — General sewing of knit and woven fabrics. Slight ballpoint. Available sizes: 60/8, 65/9, 70/10, 75/11, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, 120/19, Assorted, Twin, Triple.

 Organ sewing machine needles create beautiful and accurate stitches, through the accumulation of our excellent processing technology. Because sewing machines are used to create a variety of products, our product line-up satisfies the diverse needs of our customers, in both home use and industrial use.

 There is so much to learn about Sewing Machine Needles and the difference it makes to use the right needle for the right job is paramount to making good seams. Do we have the size you need? If not, give us a ring and we will get it in for you. 

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