Can you embroider with a regular needle?
Different fabrics and types of embroidery require different needles, and these needles come in a range of sizes. Choose the needle that best suits your project. The size of the needle you select depends on the fiber count of the fabric you are stitching on, and the thickness of the thread you are using.
What embroidery needle is the basic embroidery needle most often used for hand embroidery?
Crewel or Embroidery needles are medium length with a sharp point and a narrow eye. They come in numbers 1-12 and 6-8 are the most commonly used. They can be used for surface embroidery, crewel work, whitework and goldwork.
When would you use a ballpoint needle?
Ball Point (Style 2045) needles are used for sewing on knits; the rounded tip allows the needle to pass between the fabric threads by separating them. (Using a regular point needle on knit fabric will result in skipped stitches and fabric damage, causing it to curl.)
What is the difference between a ballpoint needle and a stretch needle?
Stretch and jersey needles
Ballpoint needles have an even more rounded tip designed to avoid breaking fibers in knits and fabrics with spandex. … As for Safran, a stretch needle will be perfect to sew it in stretch velvet, or if you notice that the spandex in your fabric is damaged by the universal needle.
What size ball point needle do I need?
Quick Reference Chart
|Sewing Machine Needle Type||Needle Size||Fabric Type|
|Ball point needles||90 (14)||Medium heavy knits, double knit|
|Stretch needles||75 (11)||Light lycra, elasticised fabrics|
|90 (14)||Elastic, heavier lycra, elasticised fabrics|
|Jeans needles||90 (14)||Denim, tightly woven fabrics|