A twin needle is a type of needle that provides special design using your sewing machine. About 80 percent of sewing machine users use a normal needle in order to sew. However, this is also a twin needle that is used for special purpose.
A twin needle is normal but comes with two needle option. You will find different sizes of a twin needle. The type of fabric will determine the right size of the twin needle to use on your sewing machine.
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How to Put a Twin Needle into Sewing Machine
Putting a twin needle is as easy as you do for the normal needle. You will notice a flat side and a round side on the top of the needle. Then, you will need to keep the flat side back of the sewing machine and up it as far as it goes. Then, tight the hook as much as you can!
Thread a Twin Needle
Threading a twin needle is very easy for any person. This is an almost same procedure that you do for a single needle. However, this is important to do some special tricks in order to avoid cross connection of the threads.
You should not thread both of the threads at a time. Use any of the thread and use both thread guard of your sewing machine. For the second thread, you should use only the top thread guard. This will help to avoid any triangle or miss-crossed threading.
Now put the thread into the needle in a simple way
Note: This is not important to choose same color or different color o threads for twin needle. However, you will need to use the bobbin and keep them in a different direction for easy thread connection.
If one thread is coming from right direction then, another thread should be out from left direction.
Observe the Threading & Stitches
Now you will need to take a normal scraped fabric in order to see the stitch. Before you are making a stitch, make sure you have manually run the machine several times by holding the threads on the back. Sometimes they become very tight to make a stitch.
Now choose a good stitch and make it over a normal fabric. Notice the stitches are okay or not. If they are okay, you can continue to use them. If you are noticing any trouble, then, you can simply re-thread the machine to get good stitching.
When you are using two different colors, you will notice one stitch with two same in 50 percent proportion. Then, change the needle threading if you want to change the color serial into the stitch.
Tips you should remember when using a twin needle
- You should not use a backstitch when starting or fishing using the needle. Otherwise, this will damage the entire design that you are making.
- You should lock one stitch before you are moving to another.
- Does your sewing machine offer auto needle threader? This is not workable for twin needle threading. Till now, there is no sewing machine that allows threading two needles at a time. Therefore, you will need to go through the manual process for threading the needles.
Do you have any question regarding using a twin needle on your sewing machine? Then, you can surely ask to us and we will be there for giving you the solution. Make sure you are following our tips otherwise; the twin needle can easily be damaged. You should tighten the two needles properly because it can be broken down for misplace connection. Moreover, thread them one by one to avoid any miss-crossed.