What Is A Twin Needle Used For?

When to Use a Twin Needle Twin needles can be used to create parallel and decorative stitches on a whole host of fabrics. They are most commonly used on the hems of knit and jersey fabrics to create a professional finish.

When Would You Use A Twin Needle?

A twin needle produces two parallel lines of stitching along the top as the bobbin thread zigzags between them. For stretch fabrics, the zigzag stitch allows the threads to stretch so that they will not break when you pull your fabric over your head or push your arms through the sleeves.

How Do You Stop A Twin Needle From Tunneling?

To prevent tunneling when sewing a lightweight knit fabric you’ll need to stabilize the fabric further. Overlocking helps, but a thin strip of knit interfacing, fusible webbing, or a wash away hem stabilizer will do wonders.

Can You Use A Twin Needle On Any Sewing Machine?

The answer is YES, if your sewing machine can sew both a straight stitch AND a zig-zag stitch. If a sewing machine can only straight stitch, a double needle can not be used.

What Is Double Needle Stitching?

Double needle / twin needle is a needle with a single shank and two shaft. The two needle shafts have an eye each through which two threads are threaded. As you proceed with the double stitching you will get two parallel rows on the face of the fabric and a zig zag stitch on the back of the fabric.

Why Does My Twin Needle Skip Stitches?

Skipped stitches usually mean a dull needle or incorrect threading. I rarely ever change the tension on my machines. If you use a twin needle, the thread must come off of the spools clockwise for spool one and counter clockwise for spool two. This way the threads do not get tangled with one another.

Can You Backstitch With A Twin Needle?

– Don’t backstitch (reverse) to start/finish your stitching. Double needles don’t like it! If you have a lock stitch/tie off, then you can use that. You want the bobbin thread to zigzag between the two needles, with only a minimal amount of the top threads showing through.

How Do You Thread A Needle?

Hold both the needle threader and needle in one hand, while keeping the loop of wire on the needle threader through the eye of the needle. Insert your thread through the loop of wire on the needle threader. Pull the thread through the loop so that you have a tail of least a few inches in length.

Can You Use A Twin Needle With A Walking Foot?

Yes, as long as the sole is wide enough to accommodate twin needles. Turn the handwheel first to ensure the sole you’re using with the WF is wide enough before starting to sew. With IDT, same thing; just ensure you’re using an IDT foot with opening wide enough for a twin needle.

What Is A Coverstitch?

A coverstitch is a professional looking hem that looks like two rows of stitching on the top and a serger like stitch on the back. The benefit of a coverstitch is its stretchability and the covering of the raw edge all in one pass.

How Does A Twin Needle Sewing Machine Work?

A twin needle – or a double needle – is a needle that goes into your ordinary sewing machine allowing you to sew with 3 threads at once. Even most old sewing machines, that perhaps can only do a straight stitch, can work with a twin needle. All it takes is an extra thread holder for the machine.

How Does A Double Needle Work?

Double Needle Facts Double needles fit any machine where the needle is threaded front to back not side to side. Common double needles sizes include: 1.6, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, and 6.0. The sizing refers to the distance in millimeters between the needles. If the widest zigzag stitch is 4.0 on your machine, do not use a 6.0.

What Do Needle Sizes Mean?

Needle sizing American needle sizes range from 8 to 19, and European sizes range from 60 to 120. The larger the number, the larger the blade of the needle. Often you’ll see both sizing numbers on the needle package, like 60/8 and 70/10. The designation means the needles have a flat shank and a scarf.

What Size Twin Needle Do I Need?

So clever that bobbin! Twin needles come in a variety of sizes just like regular needles. But they have two number designations: one is the space between the needles and the other is the needle size. For instance, a 4/80 twin needle has 4 mm space between two size 80 needles.