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Top Stitch Needle | Size (80 to 100)

Top Stitch Needle | Size (80 to 100)

Regular price Rs. 37.50
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Top Stitch Needle Characteristics:

  • Many special projects use thicker threads and Top Stitches fall in this category. Top Stitch needles have exceptionally sharp points and a very large eye to accommodate the thick decorative threads.
  • Available in sizes 80/12, 90/14 and 100/16.
  • 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 Machines because they require needles with a round shank.

Top 10 Sewing Tips:

Tip 1: Needle

  • Always use Beissel 130-705 H-T Topstitch needle.
  • 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. Chrome plated needles for regular home sewing is best avoided.

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

  • Available in sizes 80/12, 90/14 and 100/16. Choose wisely depending upon thread thickness.

Tip 4: Stitch Type

  • Lengthen the stitches to 3 or 3.5mm to create a straighter-looking line.

Tip 5: Pressing / Ironing

  • Press well before topstitching to flatten out the seams.

Tip 6: Stabilizer

  • Stabilize lightweight or drape fabrics with spray starch or by sewing with a layer of tissue paper under the seam.

Tip 7: Sewing Problem

  • Edge-stitching is sewn 1/8″ from the edge, while topstitching is 1/4″ from the edge. They are both decorative stitches on the face of the fabric.

Tip 8: Presser Foot

  • If you need to unpick, rip out the bobbin thread on the wrong side and pull the thicker topstitch thread out as a single thread.

Tip 9: Sewing Style

  • Avoid back tacking.

Tip 10: Sewing Style

  • Sew with thicker than normal top thread. Objective is to attract attention to the Topstitch.
  • Sew with the garment right sides up so the topstitch thread ends up on the outside.
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