‘Milliners needles’ are a strong and flexible needle, which makes it the perfect needle for hand stitching. A Milliners Needle is a longer and stronger ‘straw or sharp’.
The eye of the needle is large enough to easily thread. The body of the needle is rigid enough to maneuver close to a stitched line and into the edge of the binding or along the fold of a hem. In addition, the needle tip tapers quickly to a nice sharp point. The milliners needles are the perfect needle that is easy to hold and maneuver while stitching bindings or hems.
A simple pdf ‘Needle Guide’ that explains the different hand sewing needles may be found here
Other hand sewing needles at I Have a Notion are here.