Denim/Jeans Needle —Modified medium ball point and reinforced blade. For denim and similar fabrics. Advanced point design is a SCHMETZ exclusive. For penetrating extra thick woven fabrics, denims, or quilts with minimum needle deflection, reduced risk of needle breakage and skipped stitches. Available sizes: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, Assorted, Twin.
Embroidery Needle — Designed for rayon and polyester embroidery applications. Available sizes: 75/11, 90/14, Assorted, Twin.
Jersey / Ball Point Needle — Designed for sewing on knits and some stretch fabrics. Available sizes: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, Assorted.
Leather Needle — Designed for leather, artificial leather and heavy non-woven synthetic applications. Available sizes: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, Assorted.
Metallic Needle — Designed with an enlarged polished eye to accommodate specialty threads by preventing shredding. Available sizes: 80/12, 90/14, Twin.
Microtex/Sharp Needle — Sharp point for straight stitches on delicate and microfiber fabrics. Available sizes: 60/8, 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, Assorted.
Quilting Needle — Special taper to shaft and slightly rounded point to prevent damage to material sewn in layers. Available sizes: 75/11, 90/14, Assorted.
Stretch Needle — Designed for synthetic suedes or elastic knitwear. Designed with a deep scarf to prevent skipped stitches. Available sizes: 75/11, 90/14, Twin.
Topstitch Needle — Extra sharp with an enlarged groove to accommodate large diameter threads and dense fabrics. Available sizes: 80/12, 90/14, 100/16.
Universal Needle — General sewing of knit and woven fabrics. Slight ball point. Available sizes: 60/8, 65/9, 70/10, 75/11, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, 120/19, Assorted, Twin, Triple.
Butt: The beveled end allows easy insertion in the needle bar.
Shank: Household needles have a flat shank, while commercial and industrial needles have round, threaded, notched or other special shanks. Shanks allow perfect positioning of the needle in the sewing machine.
Shoulder: The sloping area transitioning between the shank and blade. Schmetz color codes appear in the shoulder.
Blade: Needle size is determined by the blade diameter
Groove: The groove cradles and guides thread to the eye. The length and size of the groove vary according to the needle type.
Scarf: The indentation above the eye that allows the bobbin hook to smoothly grab the thread under the throat plate to create a stitch. The shape and size of the scarf vary according to the needle type.
Eye: The hole through which thread passes. The shape and size of the scarf vary according to needle type.
Point & Tip: Length, shape and size vary according to needle types.
Needle Type: Upper color band indicates needle type (e.g. Stretch) for Schmetz needles.
Needle Size: Schmetz uses the lower color band indicating the size.
Size: 60/8, 65/9, 70/10, 75/11, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, 120/19, Assorted, Twin, Triple
Color Code: None
Feature: Slightly rounded point.
Fabric Use: Numerous – woven and knits. A great general purpose needle.