How to Use a Twin or Double Needle

How to Use a Twin or Double Needle

Here's tutorial for how to use a twin or double needle. Using the double needle you can sew knit jersey fabric and some other decorative stitches.

How to Use a Twin or Double Needle, step 1

How to use a double needle? A twin needle you can insert in the needle bar like a usual needle that is used for your home sewing machine. But it has one difference, it has two needles attached to a single shank.
For sewing with twin needle you must use three threads. Two of them (from coils) you need insert in the eye of a needle and one is used for threading a bobbin. The bobbin thread (with help a shuttle hook) will be catching the threads from both needles at the same time.

How to Use a Twin or Double Needle, step 2

For tutorial on how to sew with the twin needle I used a test piece of fabric.

How to Use a Twin or Double Needle, step 3

We will do a double decorative stitch along this seam. Press it before sewing.

How to Use a Twin or Double Needle, step 4

Note: The first digit on the double needle means the space between both needles. The second digit means the needle size.

How to Use a Twin or Double Needle, step 5

All modern models of sewing machines are designed to use the twin needle and have two coils pins.

How to Use a Twin or Double Needle, step 6

Thread your machine with two coils like one thread at a time. Both threads don't get twisted around one another.

How to Use a Twin or Double Needle, step 7

Insert the thread into all hooks and guides that are designed for threads. Do not miss a single.

How to Use a Twin or Double Needle, step 8

Now you need insert both separated threads through the needle's eyes as shown on my photo.

How to Use a Twin or Double Needle, step 9

For sewing with the twin needles you must set the straight line only. Don't set the zigzag stitch never if you use a double needle!

How to Use a Twin or Double Needle, step 10

Tips: Before making decorative stitch on your garment with double needle, take a test stitching.

How to Use a Twin or Double Needle, step 11

Check the thread tension and to adjust the upper thread tension if it needed.

How to Use a Twin or Double Needle, step 12

Now start sewing with double needle.

How to Use a Twin or Double Needle, step 13

Select the distance from the double stitches to the seam.

How to Use a Twin or Double Needle, step 14

On the wrong side a fabric the twin stitch has only one thread like zigzag stitch.

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