At 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.
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
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
A sturdy needle with an ultra sharp point.
To be used on Denim fabrics, twills and canvas
Have a very thin long sharp point, ideal for sewing multiple layers of fabric.
To be used on craft cottons and batting
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