Currently, there are many sewing machines types, which differ in a variety of parameters. Thus, wrong needle choice is fraught not with only its breakage, but also inadequate stitching quality, fabric damage. In this article, we'll look at the main criteria.
For fabrics of various density, the diameter of the different needles is used.
Accordingly, sewing needles for the sewing machine are divided into three main groups:
The second number in the brackets also indicates diameter, but only in hundredths of an inch. For each number of needle, there is intended certain thickness thread, which is also labelled.
There is a close connection between the needle points and textiles: it penetrates between the fibres, connecting it:
In order for the machine to do perfect stitches, you should correctly choose type, point, and thickness of the needle.
The shank is an important part of the needle. It has round and flat sides.
But, the shank can be totally round: it’s designed for use in professional machines.
For domestic machines applying the only needles with a plane shank.
The discrepancy in the needle, thread, shank parameters leads to a quality seam decrease and other problems.
Each needle has a specific marking, that consists of numbers and letters. The first determines a thickness, expressed in hundredths of a millimetre, the second - sharpening.
It should be selected in accordance with the material type.
Each needle has its own specific label, which is an excellent source of the necessary information. Thanks to it, the user can independently find a suitable one!
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