Schmetz Double Eye Needle | Size 80/12 | 705 DE


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Double Eye Needles, Size 80/12

Color Code: None
Size: 80/12
Feature: Universal needle with two eyes.
Fabric Use: Numerous - wovens and knits. Use two different threads for shading and texturing effects for embroidery and topstitching. Size 80/12.
Quantity: Five (5) needles per card.

Product Code: 1822C

Every family has its share of interesting characters. In the diverse lineage of sewing machine needles, the double-eye needle is the candidate for family oddball. It is available from Schmetz in size 80/12 with a universal point and, of course, two eyes stacked vertically near the tip. While its appearance may be unconventional, the double-eye needle has a purpose. The key to unlocking its potential lies in using different thread combinations and stitch patterns.

The double-eye needle is intended to carry two strands of upper thread while creating a single stitch. Layering threads creates a uniquely textured topstitching effect. The creative opportunities for using such a needle are obvious, but it does require a few adjustments and considerations to ensure accurate stitching. It can also create extralong basting stitches when used with only a single upper thread.

If you enjoy using fine details to enhance your sewing or prefer to spend less time taking out machine basting, the double-eye needle is well worth adding to your sewing toolbox. Experiment with stitch lengths and stitch patterns to make the most of this unusual tool.

The Double Eye Needle has two needle eyes. This keeps the thread sequence the same, as opposed to two threads through one needle eye.

Thread each thread one after the other through every guide, while paying attention to the spacers over the needle (if present). When doing so, it is best to refer to the machine operating manual provided by the manufacturer.

Insert the needle completely into the needle bar until you reach the stop. You should always try out the desired decorative stitch first, starting with the smallest stitch width and then incrementally increasing it. If the upper thread is not grasped in an optimal manner, you can affix the needle just below the stop, less than 1 mm, in the needle bar.

Then carefully turn the hand wheel and apply the first stitches manually. This will prevent damage to the machine or needle. If neither of the upper threads are able to intertwine with the lower threads in an optimal manner, then we recommend checking the fine adjustment of the machine.