Singer Needles

What does the colour mean?

Needle style colour

  • Red is for woven fabrics (2020)
  • Yellow is for Knitted fabrics (2045)
  • Blue is for Denim (2026)
  • Brown is for Leather (2032)
  • Dark Grey is for embroidery (2000)
  • Light Grey is for overlocking (2022/2054)/
  • Purple is for quilting (2019)

Needle size colour

  • Green size 70 is for extra fine fabrics
  • Orange size 80 is for light fabrics
  • Blue size 90 is for medium fabrics
  • Violet size 100 is for heavy fabrics

Types of needles

Woven Needles:

A round sharp point needle is thinner and sharper than a universal needlepoint. It makes a perfect straight stitch for woven fabrics. Choose the right size needle for perfect results every time.

Stretch:

A ballpoint needle is used to prevent skipped stitches and fibre damage in knitted fabrics. It has a slightly more rounded tip than a sharp needle. The rounded tip slips between yarns rather than cutting them.

Overlocker:

A regular point style needle is used for this overlocker. This needle will penetrate the fabric threads of woven fabrics.

Embroidery:

A chromium needle is recommended for embroidery machines. These needles are designed to sew at high speed without heating.

Leather:

A reverse twist point needle has a cutting point which makes a small incision in the leather for the thread to pass. This cutting point makes a very clean hole in the fabric/ leather.

Hemstitch/ Wing:

Sharp with wide blades. Designed for decorative stitching on woven fabrics. This stitch will resemble Entredeux. Use natural tightly woven fibers like linen and cotton for best results.

Microtext:

Is recommended for sewing microfibre, silk and very fine delicate fabrics.

Twin

Is 3mm wide and is used for pintucks & twin needle stitching.

Quilting:

A slim point needle which makes it easy to penetrate through multiple quilt layers.


Download a quick reference chart for needles here.