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Ball Point Needle | Size (70 to 90)

Ball Point Needle | Size (70 to 90)

Regular price Rs. 44.64
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Ball Point / Jersey / Knit Needle Characteristics:

  • Only a Ball Point needle will do for knits, interlock, fleece, and double knits. The tip is rounded and will push the weave out of the way during sewing rather than pierce thought it. No wonder, Ball Point is the second most sought after needle next only to Universal.
  • Available in sizes 70/10, 80/12 and 90/14.
  • Normally used threads in these applications are polyester, cotton or silk threads.
  • Works superbly on modern sewing machines such as Baby lock, Bernina, Bernette, Brother, Elna, Viking, Janome, Kenmore, Pfaff, Singer and more.
  • Caution: Not suitable for Industrial Sewing Machines because they require needles with a round shank.

Top 10 Sewing Tips:

Tip 1: Needle

  • Always use Beissel Ballpoint (130-705 HB Ball point) needle. This is the ideal needle for all heavier loose knots which do not stretch.
  • Home sewing needles run at speeds up to 750 stitches per minute and even that in most cases sewing is intermittent. So, they are nickel plated which has served well.
  • Chrome is harmful to environment because of the effluent the plating generates. Avoid any chrome plated needles for regular home sewing.

Tip 2: Needle

  • The needle point is likely to become dull after about 8 hours of sewing. It will begin to make a bigger hole and a “punching sound” making the machine work harder.
  • A needle is the least expensive item in your project. Do not wait for the needle to break. Change to a nice fresh needle after 8 hours of sewing (or) when starting a new project. Your sewing machine will work as it is new!

Tip 3: Needle

  • Beissel Universal Needles are available in a wide range of sizes - 70/10, 80/12 and 90/14.
  • Choose the right size based on fabric thickness and thread used.

Tip 4: Thread

  • Polyester is an all-purpose thread. It is heat resistant, strong and colourfast. They are coated with silicone (or) wax which makes them slide through the fabric easily.
  • For regular woven fabric, polyester thread is the perfect choice.

Tip 5: Sewing Problem

  • Skipped Stitches: check the machine setting (or) thread quality.
  • If you cut about 2 feet good quality thread and hold both ends, it must hang like a necklace. A poor quality thread will not and most likely cause skipped stitch.

Tip 6: Sewing Problem

  • Needle Breakage: If you needle breaks often, check the tip of broken piece. If it is damaged, it means the needle has hit a machine part such as throat plate or shuttle hook.
  • In such cases needle will break only at Scarf. If it has broken at the blade, it means needle has been pulled when thread is still attached. In that case needle will break only at blade but never in Scarf.

Tip 7: Sewing Problem

  • Thread Cut: Good quality Needles have superbly polished eye which is done by deburring techniques.
  • Cheap needles cannot afford this and, if you examine under microscope, will see rough edges in eye. This will cause thread breakage.
  • A damaged shuttle hook or throat plate also will cause thread breakage.

Tip 8: Plating

  • Home sewing machine needles are nickel plated about 3 microns.
  • The Home sewing machines run at less than 1000 stitches per minute an even that very intermittently.
  • The heat generation will be minimal. Therefore, there is no need to buy chrome plated needles which are not only expensive but hazardous to environment.

Tip 9: Packaging

  • Home sewing needles are packed in plastic packaging. These are one use plastic which damages environment.
  • Go for Beissel Eco paper packaging.

Tip 10: Prewash Fabric

  • Highly recommended.
  • Fabrics shrink, chemical colours will run all these will spoil the garment if washed after project is completed.
  • Can cause puckering if unwashed.
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