Sewing Machine Needles Explained

NOTE: I normally work behind the scenes to maintain Joan’s site. Joan is allowing me to create some posts so that I can practice for when I create my own blog.


confused-faceHave you ever found yourself standing in front of the rack of sewing machine needles wondering what all of the numbers and categories mean? I remember feeling so overwhelmed the first time I had to buy needles that I just bought the universal needles and hoped for the best. Thanks to the chart below I can now buy needles like an old pro!

The reference chart below explains the various needle types and their recommended uses. This chart is from feathersflight.com. This site has some  great information for beginning sewers, including several other great charts covering things such as sergers and stitches. I’ll include a couple more in future posts.

 

 

Sewing Machine Reference chart is from www.feathersflight.com
Sewing Machine Reference chart is from www.feathersflight.com