The Titanium Embroidery sewing machine needle is the best needle for your sewing machine. They also last longer and a better value. We blogged about them here.
What is the single most important factor for a beautiful stitch?
A sharp well-defined needle point is the single most important factor for creating a beautiful stitch. If the point does not pierce the fabric cleanly, then the thread will not flow through without friction. A dull point may also cause skipped stitches or thread breakage.
How much longer does a Titanium sewing machine needle last?
A Titanium needle will last 5-8 times longer than a typical chrome or nickel plated steel needle. A shiny silver needle has a sewing life of only 5-8 hours. The type and properties of the fabric you are stitching may shorten the life even more. Fabrics made from synthetics tend to dull the needle faster than 100% natural fiber fabrics. A gold Titanium needle has a sewing life of 40-60 hours. The Titanium coating keeps the shape and dimension of the needle point longer for beautiful stitches.
What are the characteristics of a Titanium Embroidery sewing machine needle?
The Titanium Embroidery needle has a slightly deeper groove, a wider flange and the eye is slightly longer and rounder. These characteristics allow the thread to pass through the fabric with less resistance and friction.
When should I use an Embroidery Needle?
If you have thread difficulties like shredding, breaking or skipped stitches the Embroidery needle may solve your problems. The Embroidery Needle is great for many of the specialty threads that are finicky; like metallic thread, flat thread, fusible thread, wash away thread, monofilament thread and some of the thicker threads. You might also try the Embroidery needle when your thread is shredding or breaking when doing Free-Motion Thread Work, Embroidery or Quilting.
Which size should I use?
The bigger the needle size the larger the needle. A needle should be matched to the thread size. A fine lightweight thread to a fine needle. For most sewing threads an 80/12 is fine. If you experience thread problems try the next larger needle.