That is until I finally found the answer to that problem, When I began sewing initially I used a zigzag stitch for everything when sewing knit fabrics. increase the tension of the upper threads, choose the twin needle with 4 mm distance between the needles and sometimes set a special presser foot. But this is true only if your sewing machine feeds the threads the regular way. It happens quite often with a variety of fabrics. Specially coated, larger eye allows smooth thread flow at higher speeds. But you better not fumble with it because you may not successfully set it back to normal. It produces two rows of stitching on the topside and a zigzag stitch (well, kind of) on the back. The universal needle has slightly rounded tip so that it slips through the weave of knits easily while still retaining enough sharpness for woven fabrics. should fit exactly in the center of the presser foot hole. For example, my machine Janome 6600 feeds the threads from the top and for me this tip is not useful. Easy Reversible Table Runner Sewing Tutorial, How to Turn Jeans into Shorts (or Capris). You will be able to distinguish this bobbin holder from others by the small blue arrow on it. But of course there are other ways to thread twin needles. Denim needles have a size of 100. The red fabric is quite stable knit, and the other fabric is fancy velvet. And a size 75/2.0mm needle is two size 75 needles spaced 2 mm apart. (I have a brother cs6000i) Here is a link to the list of my MUST HAVE items for sewing. You also can fuse a piece of knit interfacing to the stretchy knit fabric. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Ooh thanks for the tips. At first I thought maybe my top tension was too high because it was pulling through to the other side of the fabric, I adjusted the top tension just about any way I could with absolutely no results. The thinnest double needles for knit fabrics are numbered 75. As in all things sewing not everything goes smoothly all the time. You need to work with a double needle. Many people don’t even want to try sewing with them, but if you can sew with a regular needle, you can sew with a twin needle! This is a helpful post for those who using a twin needle sewing machine. Such a thick and sharp needle will make stitching denim fabric easy. If you are using zigzag stitch the distance between the needles should not exceed 3 mm. from $8.99. The stitch should fit inside the zigzag foot opening and the needles should fit exactly in the center of the presser foot hole. Did you hear about Eloflex? Well I didn’t and when I found one for my particular sewing machine I bought it! It took me a total of about 2 full turns with my new bobbin to get to where I needed to be. This way you can quickly and easily tell them apart. Skipping stitches is a common problem with double needles when they become dull or the upper tension is too weak. Wooly Nylon gives you elasticity and ravel-free finishing that's impossible with other threads. Every YouTube video I watched just showed these perfectly stitched double needle threads.. No explanation for why this is happening to me. Twin needles should be available in any sewing shop and even in the craft aisle of large chain stores. 9. Now at this point it’s important to label the bobbin that is for your twin needle (this new bobbin that you just adjusted). Wow this is so helpful! There is no need to turn up or down your top tension! Now I would like to show you some decorative stitches made by the twin needle with metallic threads. It’s used for decorative stitching on tightly woven fabrics. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. It may help to use stretchable elastic threads. I just checked on Amazon and they actually sell low-tension bobbin cases for Janome (and, 4 new Use a walking foot for avoid problems. To get a neat and even stitch, the threads on both spools should be the same in terms of quality and thickness. Though I haven’t encountered it yet in my sewing, thanks to you, now I know what to do. Like a regular needle, the size of a double needle is also determined by the thickness of the shaft. But if you are able to do it on your sewing machine place the spools in such a way that they unwind in different directions: one – clockwise, and the other – counterclockwise. You need to work with a double needle at a reduced speed. Another problem with twin needles is that, seams don’t tolerate stretching very well. Of new posts by email set out to find answers on how to fix the with... 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