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    Schmetz Sewing Machine Needle Embroidery Spring Size 80/12

    SKU: SP0012
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    Product Overview

    Schmetz Sewing Machine Needle Embroidery Spring Size 80/12

    One needle supplied

    If you have never sewn using an Embroidery Spring Needle, beginning to work with one can feel somewhat unusual. Even the appearance of this special Universal Needle is greatly different from other needles: The spring that surrounds the needle takes on the function of the presser foot.

    Sewing with Embroidery Spring Needles, also called freemotion sewing, needle painting, or freemotion quilting, is actually easier at the beginning if you increase the sewing speed significantly. To do so, the material must be moved slowly to prevent the stitch length from becoming too large. If you would like to start at a lower speed, we recommend moving the material very slowly, otherwise you run the risk of breaking the needle. Depending on the machine, you may have to reduce the thread tension (use a smaller number or turn to the left with older machines).

    To be able to sew with the Embroidery Spring Needle, prepare your sewing machine as follows: Lower the feed dog as described in the operating instructions (you may not be able to lower it with certain types of machines; the feed dog toothing will be covered by a corresponding part). Remove the presser foot and lower the presser foot bar. Then insert the Embroidery Spring Needle and thread as usual. First apply a straight stitch and then begin with normal thread tension. We recommend doing your first stitching attempts on a scrap piece of fabric in order to check the thread tension. The stitch should look the same from both sides of the fabric.


    • To lock the stitches, first sew several stitches onto the same position. After this you can continue to sew using stippling or other designs, for instance.
    • Create freemotion embroidery using a zigzag stitch: Begin as normal to get a feel for it. To create a satin stitch, move the material very slowly.
    • "Sew write" your name to create a personal touch.
    • Use multi-color threads to create a special effect.
    • Determine the stitch length yourself via manual feeding.
    • Use washable or tear-off interlining for stabilization purposes.

    • Point shape
    • Slightly rounded point
    • Special features
    • Spiral springs replace the presser foot

    Schmetz German-made sewing machine needles have been made to the highest quality since 1851.

    Only Schmetz provides sewers worldwide with the consistent quality that sews the perfect stitch every time.

    Schmetz pursues an active development and research program aimed at continually improving the performance of its needles ensuring that Schmetz sewing machine needles with consistently pull through the demands of the most challenging sewing applications and projects.

    Suitable for most domestic sewing machines including Bernina, Brother, Elna, Husqvarna, Janome, Pfaff and many more.

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      Cut Type: Fat Quarter

      Our standard width fabric can be cut as a Fat Quarter, measuring 50cm x 1/2 the width of the bolt. Above is an example of how your fabric will be received, depending on the quantity ordered. We also offer a sample service, where you can order 1 single fat quarter of any standard width fabric, to have at home and compare colours. When you are finished, you can send them back to us for a refund (feel free to contact us for more information on this service).

      Cut Type: By the Metre

      Per Metre Cut Type Our fabric can be cut as a Long Quarter, measuring a minimum of 25cm x width of bolt. We will supply the fabric as a continuous length (eg; if you bought 1.25m it will be sent as one piece of fabric).

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