Great reference- I just bookmarked it!
Super awesome, good work.
so...which is best for sewing multiple layers of fleece? I have a problem with skipped stitches.
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!
Brilliant! What a great idea.
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
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!
Leather needles have a cutting blade on one side of the tip - an important feature to note.
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.
I would use a leather needle and always sew with the leather on top. I think that would be the safest. Good luck!