Is there even a difference? The answer is yes. I tend to use them interchangeably, but the stretch needles do have some benefits for the extra stretchy fabrics like lycra/spandex.
Both types have a rounded end compared to a universal needle, which prevents snags or runs in the knit fabric. But a stretch needle also
Nothing says summer like fresh strawberries!
When strawberries are in season, I like to buy them by the boatload. The problem is, they don’t keep for very long.
That’s not a huge problem for me, since a lot of them wind up in the freezer for smoothies and milkshakes. But I like to keep
When was the last time you cleaned and oiled your machine? Or changed a needle?
You don’t remember?
That’s why I started keeping a mini notebook next to my machines so I could record when and what maintenance I’ve done.
I change the needles on my sewing machines fairly often, but on
Today’s Crafty Advice question is about sequined fabric:
I’m trying to sew knit material with sequins that are glued on. My machine works fine with everything else I’ve sewed, but when I tried to sew this fabric, the needle gets gummed up with glue residue from the
You can’t backstitch with a serger, so you might be left wondering what to do with that little thread tail.
There are several ways of dealing with it, I recommend looking at your manual and seeing what option you like best. My favorite way is to take a big fat needle (a yarn needle or