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cjssana
« 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?
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tamratoo
« 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.
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sewnutzz
« 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.

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