Choosing the right sewing needle for a project is quite literally a make-or-break decision. Broken needles, ruined fabric, and jammed machines are less likely to occur when the correct selection is made. Although they’re standardized, there are certain needles made for specific types of fabric. Some needle types like denim and leather are self-explanatory, but other needle types aren’t. Read below for a general overview of the sewing needles found at MoodFabrics.com and when to use them.
As the most widely used type of needle, it comes in a variety of sizes and has a wide variety of uses. It’s suitable for synthetics, wovens, and some knits. Finer needles (10-12) are commonly used for lightweight fabrics like voile or poplin, while larger needle sizes (14-18) are better suited for medium to extra heavyweight fabrics, like upholstery fabric.
A little sewing needle knowledge goes a long way and will help make your completed garment or project a total sewing success. Spread the wealth—Leave a comment below with your favorite tips for choosing the right sewing needle.