What do the different sizes of sewing machine needles mean?

The numbers on sewing machine needle packages represent the thickness of the fabric you are able to sew with the needles. The larger the numbers the thicker the fabric you can sew. Conversely, smaller numbers are for sewing finer fabrics.

What is a 90 14 needle used for?

90/14 – suitable for medium weight fabrics, e.g. slightly heavier weight cotton, polyester, linen, lightweight upholstery fabric. Lighter weight fabrics such as silk (chiffon, organza, crepe-de-chine) will require a smaller sized needle. The lighter the fabric the smaller the needle required.

What is a 70 10 needle used for?

Denim/ Jeans Heavy wovens and denims 70/10 – 110/18 These needles have a thick, strong shaft and a very sharp point. They are used for stitching denim, canvas, duck and other heavy, tightly woven fabrics. They are also ideal for stitching through multiple fabric layers without breaking.

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What do sewing machine needle size numbers mean?

The American sizing system is numbered from 8 to 18. For both sizing systems, the lower the number the finer the needle and the higher the number the larger the needle. Most needle companies show both sizes on the package.

What is a 80 12 needle used for?

Knits/Jersey (80/12 Ball Point and Polyester or All-Purpose Thread) Ball point needles are made especially for sewing on knits, such as T-shirt fabric and jersey. The ball point won’t damage or break the fibers as it pierces the fabric.

What is a 70 09 needle used for?

Needles come in 3 sizes: 70/09 – for use on sheer, lightweight fabrics, 60/08 – for use on lightweight fabrics, and 80/11 – for use on silk and other lightweight woven fabrics. Needles can be used by SINGER, Brother, Kenmore and other quality sewing machines.

What are 100 16 needles used for?

Large needle sizes – 100/16 and 120/18 – These are for heavyweight, tough fabrics, like thick leather, heavyweight canvas, and dense upholstery fabrics. They are used with heavyweight threads such as upholstery and topstitching threads.

What is a size 14 sewing machine needle used for?

Size 14 (European 90) – Choose when sewing medium-weight fabrics such as rayon, gabardine, satin, chino, linen, denim; thick quilts. Use ballpoint size 14 for light to medium-weight knits such as tricot or jersey.

What is the standard size sewing machine needle?

The most commonly used sewing machine needle is a universal needle in a 12/80 size. However, Sergers, embroidery machines, and quilting machines may use needles not designed to fit regular sewing machines.

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What size needle do you use for cotton?

Use an 80/12 needle. A Jeans or Denim Needle has a very sharp tip, slender eye and a strong shaft. This is good for sewing on tough, heavyweight fabrics such as denim, duck and canvas. Use a 90/14 or a 100/16 needle if sewing on these fabrics; a lighter 70/10 or 80/12 if sewing on cotton.

What does needle size 75 11 mean?

A 75/11 needle has a blade that is 0.75mm in diameter. Standard sewing conditions will utilize needle sizes ranging from 65/9 to 80/12 needles. Smaller needles work well for finer materials, thinner threads, and delicate detail work. Larger needles work well for tougher and more abrasive materials.

What size needle does a SINGER simple use?

Needle Size

There is a wide range of sizes available, but the most common sizes used are SINGER® sizes 11/80 (for light weight fabrics), 14/90 (for medium weight fabrics) and 16/100 (for medium to heavier weight fabrics).

What is the type of needle that are sizes 1/10 sharp pointed?

Milliner needles are quite long compared to the other needles listed above. Milliners come in sizes 1-10, with 1 being larger and 10 being finer. They can also be found in sizes 15 and 18, with 15 being larger than size 18, and 18 larger than size 1.

What is a 90 16 needle used for?

Topstitch 80/12, 90/14, 100/16 Extra long eye to accommodate heavy or multiple strands of thread for topstitching. The needle’s deep scarf prevents the thread from fraying while stitching. Triple 2.5/80, 3.0/80, 4.0/100 Three needles on a crossbar so you can stitch 3 rows at once.

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What is a size 11 sewing machine needle used for?

Janome Blue Tip – is a size 11 ball point needle specially designed for Janome machines. The needle works well on light-medium weight knit fabrics and is the recommended needle for light to medium weight embroidery. Also it works well when quilting with polyester thread.