Professional Grade Needles—The latest in sewing machine needle technology, the Schmetz Chrome Needles are designed to resist wear and provide better results. Each needle is chrome plated which helps it resist heat and friction and there by providing less stitch distortion, greater precision and longer use. These have been the favorite needle for the industrial sewing and fashion industries and are now available for all of us home sewers!
Each needle pack included (5) needles of the type and size listed (unless otherwise stated).
Notes About Needle Types:
- Your go-to all-purpose needle with a slightly rounded tip.
- Suggested Fabrics: Wide Range of Wovens and Knits
- Available Sizes: 80/12, 90/14 (5 pack and 10 pack), and 100/16
- Designed with a very slim point for straight, precise stitching lines.
- A good choice for topstitching and quilting where precision is important.
- Suggested Fabrics: Micro Fibers, Polyester, Faux Leather/Suede, and Coated Fabrics
- Available Sizes: 70/10 and 80/12
- Feature a medium ball point to prevent thread/fiber breakage.
- Suggested Fabrics:Jersey, Ponte, Other Knit Fabrics and Some Stretch Fabrics (Athleticwear, etc.)
- Available Sizes: 80/12 and 90/14
- Combine a medium ball point with a special eye and scarf to prevent skipped stitches.
- Suggested Fabrics: Elastic and Highly Elastic Knit Fabrics (Such as Athletic or Swimwear)
- Available Size: 75/11 and 90/14
- Designed specifically for piecing and machine quilting with a special taper and slightly rounded point.
- A good choice for bag making.
- Suggested Fabrics: Woven Cottons and Shirtings
- Available Sizes: 75/11 and 90/14
- Designed for durability and strength with a modified ball point and reinforced blade to help reduce needle breakage.
- Suggested Fabrics: Denim, Twill, Canvas, and Other Thick Fabrics
- Available Size: 100/16
- Designed with an extra large eye for even, straight stitching lines when using heavier topstitching threads.
- Suggested Fabrics: A Range of Woven Fabrics
- Available sizes: 80/12 and 90/14
How do you choose the right needle size? A good rule of thumb is the finer the fabric, the smaller the needle (the lower the number).
Example: A light weight rayon or voile, you would want to try a Microtex or Universal needle in size 70/10 or 80/12. Experiment with the different sizes and types to see what gives you the best result.