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Microtex / Sharp Needle | Size (60 to 90)

Microtex / Sharp Needle | Size (60 to 90)

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Microtex / Sharp Needle Characteristics:

  • Slender and Sharp! The “Go to” needle for sewing delicate silks and microfiber materials. As experts would have it, the Beissel 60 size needle unfailing reliability is ultimate proof of the quality of entire range of needles offered by Beissel.
  • Available in sizes 60/8, 70/10, 80/12 and 90/14.
  • Works superbly on all brands of Long Arm Machine quilters.
  • Designed with an extra strong blade/shaft and a tapered point to penetrate multiple layers of woven fabrics without breaking/fraying either the thread of the fabric being sewn.
  • Caution: Not suitable for Industrial Machines because they require needles with a round shank.

Top 10 Sewing Tips:

Tip 1: Needle

  • Always use Beissel Sharp /Silk /Microtex (130-705 HE Sharp) needle.
  • The Point, eye and CAE are specially shaped to enter silk with least resistance and making smallest hole.
  • Home sewing needles run at speeds up to 750 stiches 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

  • Choose needle sizes 60/8, 70/10, 80/12 and 90/14.
  • Sew slowly, ensure perfect machine setting. It is a thin needle yet will serve for a long time.

Tip 4: Thread

  • Little holes by pins and needles never disappear. Ultra fine glass head pins good choice.

Tip 5: Thread

  • Finish or hide seams - silk is lightweight so seams must be finished well.

Tip 6: Cloth Thread

  • Fabric pens, chalk can leave a permanent stain. Well sharpened pencil is a good choice.

Tip 7: Stitch Type

  • Silk is a moving target. Use weights to hold it firmly on the cutting board.
  • Use a Rolling cutter with cutter to cut the edges nicely.

Tip 8: Stabilizer

  • Silk will fray. So serge the edges or cover with narrow strips of fusible interfacing.

Tip 9: Ironing

  • Be careful with ironing. Silk cannot take steam.

Tip 10: Preparation

  • Be careful about pre-washing. Do not pre-wash unless you are sure.
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