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Machine Needles

needles1At Moreland Fabrics we stock a wide range of sewing machine needles.

Here is a description of all the different needles that are available and what fabrics to use them on.

UNIVERSAL NEEDLES

General purpose needles. They have a slightly rounded tip.

To be used on woven fabrics for example cotton, polyesters, linen, wool and fleeces

BALL POINT / JERSEY NEEDLES

Has a slightly rounded tip, so they can slip between the fibres rather then cutting them.

To be used on stable knits for example rib knits, doubles knits, Ponti De Roma

STRETCH NEEDLES

Have a round tip and a small hump that causes the tread to create a large loop preventing a skipped thread.

To be used on Slinky knit fabrics for example lycra and spandex

JEANS/DENIM

A sturdy needle with an ultra sharp point.

To be used on Denim fabrics, twills and canvas

QUILTING NEEDLES

Have a very thin long sharp point, ideal for sewing multiple layers of fabric.

To be used on craft cottons and batting

LEATHER NEEDLES

Have a Slightly twisted cutting edge at the point to help easily cut through hides.

Not to be used on any synthetic leather or suede

MICROTEX SHARP NEEDLES

Have a super sharp point that pierces the finest yarns

Perfect for topstitching and super fine fabrics such as chiffon silks and sequined fabrics

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