# Question: What sewing pins do I need?

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## What are different types of pins?

Straight pins

Pin type Typical size Typical length
Beading pins 14 7⁄8 in (22 mm)
T-pins 0.75 mm 11⁄4 in (32 mm)
Dressmaker pins 17-20 11⁄16 in (27 mm)
Pleating pins 17 11⁄16 in (27 mm)

## What pins have rounded points and are best used on knitted fabrics?

5. Ballpoint Pins. Unlike the previously described pins with sharp points, ballpoint pins have rounded points, perfect for knit fabrics and even delicate lingerie.

## What kind of pin is best for working with a knitted fabric?

The rounded ballpoint pins are used for knit fabrics. The point slides between the loops without snagging it. The shaft can vary in diameter and in length. Most pins are between 1/2” and 2 1/8” long.

## Can a sewing machine sew over pins?

This question often is asked by sewers or from people looking at purchasing a new machine. They want to know if the new sewing machine they purchase can sew over pins like their 30 year old Kenmore can. Answer: Yes, all sewing machines can sew over pins, most of the time.

## What are pin sizes?

• A standard professional size is 1 inch.
• A large size is 1.5 inch or bigger.
• A small size is .5 inch to .75 inch.
• A trading pin size is generally 1.5 inch to 3 inch in size.
• A long horizontal corporate logo or design requires a longer pin.
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## What is a size 20 pin?

Most manufacturers list the pin length on the packaging in inches or millimeters. Size numbers refer to the length in 1/16″ increments. For example, a size 20 pin is 1 1/4″ long.

## How do you calculate pin diameter?

Step 1: Pin diameter by shear consideration:

1. Mt=60∗106∗kW2πn=60∗106∗152π100=1432394.49N−mm.
2. d1=9.32mm(i)
3. Mt=P∗D2∗N.
4. Mb=P[5+352]=2387.32∗22.5N−mm.
5. σb=32Mbπd31or152=32(2387.32∗22.5)πd31.
6. d1=15.33mm.