SCHMETZ is internationally known as the finest sewing machine needle manufacturer in the world. Sewers everywhere count on the quality of their products. Your choice of high quality sewing machine needles can result in the same high quality of maintaining smooth, even stitches in your work.
DOUBLE NEEDLE (Twin Needle)
Comes in a variety of needle types and sizes. Double needles are actually two needles mounted on one shaft and are used to create two rows of stitches at the same time.
When using a double needle two spools of thread will be used in the top of the machine. Pass the thread from each one on a different side of the tension discs and thread one into each needle. Only one bobbin thread will be used and the stitches will create a double “web” of stitches on the back of the work. Check to see how you like this under stitching prior to using these needles.
Choose the type that is right for your fabric as you would with any of the needles above. The package of needles will show two numbers. One is the needle size; the other is the distance between the two needles. This distance varies from 1.6 mm to 8.0 mm (depending upon the needle type). Remember that the needles must fit through the hole in the stitch plate, so if you have been using a straight stitch plate you must change it to a zig-zag stitch plate to avoid hitting the plate with the needles... this could be a disappointing and expensive mistake!
Suitable for most modern domestic/household sewing machines.
Size: 80/12, 90/14, 100/16 with varied needle distances
Fabric Use: Numerous – woven and knits.