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Stretch Needle | Size (75 and 90)

Stretch Needle | Size (75 and 90)

Regular price Rs. 37.50
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Stretch Needle Characteristics:

  • Want to fabrics with Spandex or 2-way stretchable like Lycra? Stretch needle selects itself.
  • Available in sizes 75/11 and 90/14.
  • Rounded tip and specialized scarf and eye rules out any risk of skipped stitches and makes sewing an absolute joy.
  • Works superbly on modern sewing machines such as Baby lock, Bernina, Bernette, Brother, Elna, Viking, Janome, Kenmore, Pfaff, Singer and more.
  • 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 Stretch (130-705 HS Stretch) needle. It is designed with special ball point which will open the warp and weft gently and enter the fabric. No risk of damaging the weave.
  • 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 Stretch Needles are available in a wide range of sizes 75/11 and 90/14.
  • Choose the right size based on the fabric thickness and thread used.

Tip 4: Thread

  • Cut the fabric with a rotary cutter instead of scissors.
  • The rotary cutter can cut when the fabric is lying flat on the board whereas scissors will require you to life the fabric while cutting.
  • Use of scissors may not cut the fabric in a neat straight line.

Tip 5: Sewing Style

  • Do not stretch as you sew or resist the feed of your machine by pulling the fabric toward or away from you. It may cause skipped stitches. Let the machine do the work for you.

Tip 6: Sewing Problem

  • Needle Breakage: If your needle breaks, check the tip of broken piece. If its damaged, it means that 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

  • Use a good quality thread. Many places the stitch will have zigzag (or) mimic cover stitch.
  • The thread needs to have strength also because garment will stretch in usage.

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 and even that in most cases sewing is intermittent.
  • 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: Stitch

  • A zigzag stitch (or) triple stitch is a great way to seam knit fabrics. Avoid normal straight stitches. Its inherent stretch allows for the fabric to stretch and move without fear of popping a seam.
  • On light to medium weight knits, try using a stitch length of 1.5 and a width of 5. This setting closely mimics the look and function of an overlock stitch.
  • When sewing, remember to backstitch at the beginning and end of every seam to secure.

Tip 10: Use Twin Needles

  • A twin needle is your best bet if you are trying to imitate the look of a Cover Stitch.
  • The stitch created when using a twin needle has the appearance of cover stitch from the right side but, on the wrong side, it looks like a zig-zag stitch, this stitch has inherent stretch and is excellent for close-fitting knit garments.
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