Hobkirk Sewing Machines Ltd

Sewing Machine Needles

The sewing machine needle plays an important roll in successful stitching. Sewing machine needles come in a variety of size and type. Match the needle to your project for the perfect sewing results. It's also very important that your needles aren't damaged or worn as these can cause broken or shredded threads, skipped stitches, fabric puckering, uneven seams, or even permanently damage fabrics.

When should you change your needles?

Needles are one of the least expensive components in a sewing project and so we would highly recommend you change your needle with each new project (if you can!) Sewing machine needles really only have a lifespan of 6 to 8 hours of sewing time, but that can be even less if the fabric is thick or tough to sew. It’s not worth the risk of damaging your project by using a dull needle so we suggest to buy new needles as often as you can to keep your projects looking their absolute best!

Domestic Sewing Machine Needle - Combi Pack

Part number: COMBI
Organ Combi pack, all necessary needles and sizes in one pack.
  • £4.95

Domestic Sewing Machine Needle - Universal 130/705H

Universal needles have a slightly rounded point with a flat side on the shank of the needle and come in a variety of sizes. For general sewing in a variety of fabric types and weights.
  • £2.40

Domestic Sewing Machine Needle - Twin Needle

Twin needles (Double needle) have two seperate needles mounted into one shank, with a flat side on the shank of the needle and come in a variety of sizes. Use for decorative sewing, top stitching and twin needle tucks.
  • £4.95

Domestic Sewing Machine Needle - Jeans Needle

Jeans Needles have sharp points to penetrate fabrics without deflecting the needle.
  • £3.40

Domestic Sewing Machine Needle - Microtex Needle

Microtex or sharp needles have a sharp point like jeans needles but are available in smaller sizes. Use for microfiber to top stitch lightweight tightly woven fabrics.
  • £1.80

Domestic Sewing Machine Needle - Quilting Needle

Quilting needles have a special tapered point and light ballpoint to sew through layers with ease.
  • £3.40

Domestic Sewing Machine Needle - Wing Needle

Wing needle has wide wings on the side of the needle to poke holes in the fabric when sewing entredeux and other hemstitches.
  • £2.60

Domestic Sewing Machine Needle - Handicap Needle

Handicap needles have a slot in the shaft to the eye to make threading so easy.
  • £3.50

Domestic Sewing Machine Needle - ELX705

Part number: ELx705
These needles are designed and recommended for use with Elna's 704 DEX Overlocker, Janome's CoverPro Series Cover Stitch and 1200d Overlock/­Coverhem Machines.
  • £3.95

Domestic Sewing Machine Needle - Blue-Tip for Embroidery

The Blue-tip needle is a harder wearing needle for embroidery. Janome recommend these for their machines.
  • £5.00

Domestic Sewing Machine Needle - Embroidery Needle

Embroidery needles have a special scarf, a slightly rounded point, and slightly larger eye to avoid damage to thread and materials.
  • £3.40

Organ Embroidery Machine Needles for Brother PR Series Machines

Part number: HAx130EBBR
Pack of 10 Embroidery machine needles for the Brother PR600, PR620, PR650, PR655, PR1000, PR1000e and PR1050X Embroidery Machines.
  • £5.00
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