A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 314,001
Currently Running With Scissors:
393 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: twin needles  (Read 738 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: September 03, 2010 05:46:46 AM »

Hi all! What's the benefit of twin needles on a sewing machine? And on those machines, do you have to use twin needles or can you just use 1?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010 11:28:08 AM »

I don't use one very often, but it comes in handy for top-stiching on denim and sportswear/active wear. It gives you 2 perfectly spaced rows of stitching in one step. On my machine, and most machines I have seen, you have to set up a second spool of thread to use it. Since I don't like to stop and set that up I usually just stick with the single needed and do a second row of top stitching a scant 1/4" inch from the first. Same effect.
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010 08:25:08 PM »

Any zig-zag sewing machine can accomodate a twin needle.  A machine that can use a twin needle will also use a single needle.  A twin needle is actually 2 needles on a single shaft, so there is only one hole the twin needle fits into.

Twin needles can be used for a variety of applications, including top stitching as mentioned above. I usethem a lot for double needle pin tucks which I use for embellishments, quilting, and other decoragtive effects.  A neat thing about pin tucks is that you can also do corded pin tucks so they are more raised than a  tuck and give great texture.  Google it if interested in knowing more.

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Updated Yardbird
Tute Tuesday: Apple Cozy
What The World Needs Now...

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.