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Sewing Machine Needles

Sewing Machine Needles

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Published by: P. Lakshmanakanth on Nov 09, 2012
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Sewing Machine Needles
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Prepared by 
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P.Lakshmana kanth, Senior Faculty 
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IFTK 
 
Introduction
In the apparel industry there are literally thousands of different sewing machines, each requiring a differentneedle type.
Sewing machine needles are the most changeable part of your sewing machine and they can change how yourmachine forms stitches.
Understanding how the parts of a sewing machineneedle work will help you choose the correct size for thefabric and thread you are sewing.
Understanding the sizing information on the needlepackages will help you purchase the correct size.
 
 Functions of Sewing Machine Needles
The functions of the sewing machine needleare:
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To create a passage in the material for the threadto pass through.
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To form a loop, which can be picked up by the
hook, or looper, or a similar mechanisms
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To pass the needle thread through the loop form
by the looper mechanisms on the machines other
than locked stitch.

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