Stretch Twin Needle
130/705 H-S ZWI
Hem T-shirts with Stretch Twin Needles to create stretchy seams and give them a professional look.
Available needle sizes
- 2.5 / NM 75
- 4.0 / NM 75
Medium ball point
With the Stretch Twin Needle, you can create professional looking seams on your T-shirts and other clothing made from knitted fabric – even without using a coverlock machine: Using your normal household sewing machine, you can sew two exactly parallel, stretchy seams at the same time using two top threads on upper seam.
The needles’ medium ball point ensures that the loops are gently pushed aside without being damaged. This helps to prevent holes. Thanks to its special shank, the needle is closer to the hook. In combination with the special scarf area, this prevents skipped stitches, even in very stretchy knitted fabrics.
The Stretch Twin Needle is particularly suitable for hemming and top stitching (highly) elastic knitted fabrics, e.g. jersey, velour jersey, cotton knit, swimwear fabrics.
The Stretch Twin Needle can be used on conventional household sewing machines that have a zigzag function. Like other household needles, it is also inserted into the needle bar: From your perspective, the flat side of the shank points away from you.
The needle plate and sewing foot must have a recess large enough for the selected needle distance.
Tip: 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.
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.
- You can use the same color thread for both needles or different colors for decorative effects.
- 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 runs has a slight zigzag shape along 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.
- To achieve a nice, smooth seam without bulges, you can use spray starch before sewing or use a water-soluble stabilizer while sewing.