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 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.
For tutorial on how to sew with the twin needle I used a test piece of fabric.
We will do a double decorative stitch along this seam. Press it before sewing.
Note: The first digit on the double needle means the space between both needles. The second digit means the needle size.
All modern models of sewing machines are designed to use the twin needle and have two coils pins.
Thread your machine with two coils like one thread at a time. Both threads don't get twisted around one another.
Insert the thread into all hooks and guides that are designed for threads. Do not miss a single.
Now you need insert both separated threads through the needle's eyes as shown on my photo.
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!
Tips: Before making decorative stitch on your garment with double needle, take a test stitching.
Check the thread tension and to adjust the upper thread tension if it needed.
Now start sewing with double needle.
Select the distance from the double stitches to the seam.
On the wrong side a fabric the twin stitch has only one thread like zigzag stitch.
English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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