9.10.2012

Sewing 101-Sewing Machine Needles

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  1. Great reference- I just bookmarked it!

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  2. Super awesome, good work.

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  3. so...which is best for sewing multiple layers of fleece? I have a problem with skipped stitches.

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    1. HI! In the past when sewing fleece (a fluffy fleece vest)I have good luck using a stretch or ballpoint needle in a 14. I also had the skipped stitches and puckering. So, I adjusted my machine to make the stitches a bit longer and loosening the tension a bit and that combined with sewing a little slower solved the problem. Hope this helps!

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  4. Thanks so much for this! I had no idea the points of the needles were so different for each kind of fabric. Makes perfect sense.

    Jan

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  5. This is a great reference! Thanks:) I was having some serious trouble with a knit fabric that I was making cloth wipes out of...I figured it was probably the needle. I didn't realize the different thread weights made much of a difference either, so that's good to know!

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  6. Leather needles have a cutting blade on one side of the tip - an important feature to note.

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  7. I have been wanting to make leather paneled sweatshirts for a while, but have not started because leather needles and knit needles are opposite. what is the solution for seams where leather joins a knit? I dont want holes in the jersey.

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    1. I would use a leather needle and always sew with the leather on top. I think that would be the safest. Good luck!

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  8. I've been looking for a needle reference for a long time and you nailed it! Clear easy to read descriptions and good to have on hand for deciding which needle should I use. Pinned. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Thank you for tips and lessons, they help bring back lessons forgotten when you stopped sewing for a long while, lol shame on me.

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