Extra Wide Universal Twin Needle
130/705 H ZWI BR
- Fix a wide rubber band on the waistband of trousers or skirts to receive a stretchable seam.
- With the Extra Wide Universal Twin Needle, you can sew on a wide satin ribbon with just a single seam
Available needle sizes
- 6.0 / NM 100
- 8.0 / NM 100
Slightly rounded point
With the extra-wide Universal Twin Needle, you can sew two exactly parallel, stretchy seams on the top of the seam at the same time using two top threads on your normal household sewing machine. This has proven particularly effective when top stitching elasticated waistbands on trousers or skirts: This prevents the elastic from slipping, while still keeping its stretchiness.
Thanks to the slightly rounded points, the extra-wide Universal Twin Needle can be used with a wide array of fabrics without any problems. The needle size 100/16 ensures high needle stability and prevents needle breakage.
The Universal Twin Needle with its extra-wide needle distance can be used on conventional household sewing machines that have a zigzag function and a needle plate and sewing foot with recesses of at least 6 or 8 mm in width.
Like other household needles, the needle is also inserted into the needle bar: From your perspective, the flat side of the shank points away from you.
- Switch on twin mode or use a similar button on your sewing machine (if available) to limit the stitch width. This prevents the needle from accidentally hitting the needle plate and breaking.
- The straight stitch is the best option when using an extra-wide Universal Twin Needle.
Threading the needle
- A separate reel of thread is required for each of the two needles. If you do not have a second thread holder, use a bobbin for the second thread and place it onto the reel holder under the reel of thread containing the first thread.
- Make sure that the bobbin and reel of thread are unwound in the same direction.
- Guide the two threads through your machine's guide element together as if they were one thread. Then separate the threads and guide one thread through each eye. Some machines have special thread separating tools. In this case, please follow your machine’s special threading instructions.
The automatic needle threader does not work with twin needles!
- Check the thread tension in advance with a few test stitches. You could use leftover fabric for this. Adjust the thread tension so that the bottom thread has a zigzag shape in the seam. This ensures that the seam can stretch.
- In thicker areas of material, reduce the sewing speed slightly to prevent needle breakage.
- Do not push or pull the fabric when sewing. This can lead to an uneven stitch length and, in the worst case, to needle breakage.