C needle and size
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for general sewing.
and darning using cotton or yarn.
useful to use during basting and layering fabrics together.
ideal for spanning large holes during mending,
using cotton or yarn. Size 14/18 are useful needles
to use when sewing pieces of knitting or crochet
sewing fabric boxes together or repairing lampshades.
machine stitching and are ideal when working with
leather, suede and other tough materials.
working on will determine the type of needle you
same needle type across a variety of sizes to
an array of different types of needle.
when stitching on Binca or
6hpi Aida fabric.
and petit point.
threading the needle so much easier when using
used to embroider are size 7 and 9.
for general sewing. They are ideal for people
who have difficulty seeing the eye of a needle.
and are used in the art of crewel embroidery and
ribbon embroidery. Sizes range from 13 to 26;
the most popular sizes are 16 to 26. Size 13 and 14
are commonly used for heavy and coarse fabrics.
with long eyes and are available in sizes 10 to 15.
These needles are suitable to use with beads, pearls
and sequins and they are particularly useful in
the art of threading and stringing pearls.
Short Beading needles are ideal when attaching beads
to fabric featuring additional embroidery.
traditionally used in the art of hat making. They are
also used for pleating and creating fancy stitching
commonly known as smocking.
and metric. Regular point machine needles are
designed for domestic regular sewing machines
and are used for basic stitching.
ideal in between needle
fabrics and soft furnishings
stretch and synthetic fabrics
are the perfect complement to jersey and
and are suitable for denim fabrics.
and the chunky threader when using chunky yarn.
tapes and elastics.