Needles that fit all sewing machines
Most sewing machine needles work in all sewing machines. Sewing needle brands, such as Schmetz and Singer, work with all sewing machine brands. However, Sergers or overlock machines, embroidery machines, or specialty machines may use non-universal needles.
Embroidery needles vs sewing needles
Embroidery needles have larger eyes than regular sewing needles to accommodate embroidery thread. The sharp tips on embroidery needles penetrate tightly woven fabric and felt better. Embroidery needles, sometimes called crewel needles, are used for crewel embroidery
Schmetz needles work in Singer sewing machines
Schmetz home sewing needles work with all major sewing machine brands including Baby Lock, Brother, Elna, Janome, Husqvarna Viking, New Home, Pfaff and Singer. Home sewing machines use needle system 130/705.
The best sewing machine needles
- Groz-Beckert Sewing Machine Needles
- Schmetz Universal – Size 75/11
- Singer Multi 4758 Heavy Duty Machine Needles
- Honeysew Blue, Purple, Red Tip Needles
- 50 Schmetz Universal Sewing Machine Needles
- Organ Flat Shank – size 70/10
Standardized sewing machine needles
Sewing machines needles are standardized. Unless labeled otherwise, they are all compatible with a wide range of brands, including Janome, Singer, Brother, Husqvarna, Elna, Pfaff and other brands.
Singer sewing machines use the same needles
Singer quality-crafted machine needles are strong and durable enough for denim fabric hems or industrial zippers. Intended for all-purpose use, with regular point needles for use on woven fabrics, Singer needles are universal, super-strong and fit all home sewing machines.
What 80 11 needles are used for
Singer regular point needles are used for standard stitching performed by a home machine. Needles of size 80/11 are best used with lightweight woven fabrics and can be used by Singer, Brother, Kenmore and other quality sewing machines.
What 90 100 topstitch needles can do
The topstitch needle is a favorite needle on many home sewing machines. The 90 100 topstitch needle is for quilting, piecing, sewing, and embroidery. A thin layer of embeded titanium nitride makes topstitch needles last up to six times longer than standard needles because they resist abrasion.
What 70 10 sewing needles are for
70 10 sewing needles have a slightly rounded point and are best for projects with woven fabric and knits. 70 10 needles are excellent all purpose needles that works with any household sewing machine brand. Brocade, fleece, thin leather and velvet also work well with 70 10 needles.
Most sewing machine needles are universal
The three most common types of needles are sharp, ballpoint, and universal. Sharp needles work with all woven fabric. A sharp point is especially helpful when sewing straight lines and tasks such as top stitching. The majority of needles are universal needles.