Fabric/Needle Guide for sewing machines.

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Fabric/Needle Guide
 

 

Batiste

Universal 60/8, 70/10

Leather (Artificial)

Microtex 70/10 - 100/16

Bed Linen

Universal 70/10 - 90/14

Leather (Real)

Leather 70/10 - 110/18

Boucle

Jersey/Ballpoint 70/10 - 90/14

Linen

Universal 70/10 - 90/14

Brocade

Microtex 70/10 - 90/14

Lingerie (Tricot)

Stretch 75/11

Rubber backed Curtain

Jeans/Denim 90/14 - 100/16

Lycra

Stretch 75/11, 90/14

Canvas

Jeans/Denim 90/14 - 110/18

Microfiber

Microtex 60/8 - 90/14

Chambray

Universal 80/12, 90/14

Nylon

Microtex 60/8 - 90/14

Chenille

Universal 90/14

Oil Cloth

Microtex 80/12 - 100/16

Chiffon

Microtex 60/8, 70/10

Organdy

Microtex 60/8, 70/10

Corduroy

Universal 80/12 - 100/16

Organza

Microtex 60/8, 70/10

Cotton Knit

Stretch 75/11, 90/14

Polyester

Microtex 60/8 - 90/14

Cotton Woven

Universal 70/10 - 90/14

Poplin

Microtex 60/8 - 80/12

Crepe Crepe-de-Chine

Microtex 60/8 - 80/12

Rayon

Universal 70/10, 80/12

Denim

Jeans/Denim 90/14 - 110/18

Satin

Microtex 70/10 - 90/14

Drill

Jeans/Denim 90/14 - 110/18

Seersucker

Universal 70/10 - 90/14

Elastic

Stretch 75/11, 90/14

Sequined Fabric

Microtex 70/10 - 90/14

Felt

Universal 80/12 - 100/16

Silk

Microtex 60/8 - 90/14

Flannel

Universal 70/10 - 90/14

Silk Jersey

Stretch 75/11

Fleece

Stretch 75/11, 90/14

Taffeta

Microtex 60/8 - 80/12

Foils - Lame Coated fabric

Microtex 60/8 - 100/16

Terry Cloth

Universal 80/12, 90/14

Fake Fur

Jersey/Ballpoint 80/12 - 100/16

Tulle

Universal 70/10, 80/12

Gabardine

Universal 70/10 - 100/16

Twill

Jeans/Denim 70/10 - 110/18

Georgette

Microtex 60/8 - 80/12

Ultrasuede

Jeans/Denim 70/10 - 90/14

Jacquard

Universal 80/12 - 100/16

Velour

Universal 70/10 - 100/16

Jeans Stretch Jeans

Jeans/Denim 90/14 - 110/18 Stretch 75/11, 90/14

Velvet Burn out & Panne

Stretch 75/11, 90/14

Jersey Knit

Jersey/Ballpoint 60/8 - 80/12

Vinyl (Plastic)

Microtex 60/8 - 90/14

Jersey with Elastic

Stretch 75/11, 90/14

Voile

Universal 60/8 - 80/12

Lace

Microtex 70/10 - 100/16

Wool

Jeans/Denim 70/10 - 110/18

 

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The only brand recommended by the specialist technicians at Chatswood Sewing Centre.


Universal - A basic all purpose needle with a slightly rounded point suitable for most woven fabrics.

Microtex - A very sharp needle with a slim acute point developed for precise piercing of tightly woven fabrics, including quilt piecing.

Jersey/Ballpoint - Made especially for sewing knits. Has a medium ball point to not damage or break knitted fibres.

Stretch - The medium ball point and specially coated needle prevents skipped stitches.

Jeans/Denim - Modified medium ball point and reinforced blade to penetrate extra thick woven fabrics with minimum needle deflection.              
                         Also used for quilting.

Leather - Designed with a cutting point for real leather only.

Topstitch - Extra long eye for precise topstitching and thicker threads.

Quilting - Specially tapered slightly rounded point for easier fabric penetration, helps eliminate skipped stitches.

Quick Threading - Universal needle with a slip-in threading slot in the eye for easier threading. NB: slot can catch in silks.

Embroidery - Light ball point, wide eye and groove protects embroidery threads from shredding.

Metallic - Elongated eye prevents shredding of delicate metallic threads.

Double Eye - Universal needle with two eyes for using two threads - used for texture and shading embroidery effects.

Twin - Two needles mounted on one shank to create two parallel rows of stitching. Available in Universal, Stretch, Jeans/Denim, 
            Embroidery, Metallic; all in various widths.

Triple - Three Universal needles for three rows of stitching.

Hemstitch - Also known as a wing needle. The wings separate the fabric fibres for heirloom sewing techniques.

Double Hemstitch - Combination of a Wing needle and Universal needle with a 2.5mm separation for heirloom sewing techniques.

 

Needles have a life span of 8-12 hours. Replace regularly. 

Incorrect, blunt, or bent needles can cause skipped stitches, damage to fabric, and to machine.

 

 

Chatswood Sewing Centre

 

151 Victoria avenue, Chatswood, NSW, 2067

02 - 9417 5454

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