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    Schmetz Sewing Machine Needle Universal Twin 4mm Size 100/16

    SKU: TW4100
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    Product Overview

    Schmetz Sewing Machine Needle Universal Twin 4mm Size 100/16

    One needle per pack

    Two Universal needles mounted on one shank to create two rows of stitches simultaneously.

    Fabric Use: Numerous - wovens and knits.

    Twin Needle properties are equivalent to single needles.

    Use for pintucks, topstitching, single and multi-coloured decorative seams and hems. Use two spools of thread and one bobbin thread.

    Sew decorative stitches for decorative seams. Push the twin button on your sewing machine (if present) to limit the stitch width so that the needle does not hit the throat plate by mistake and break.

    Sew on lace; the slightly rounded point of the Universal Twin Needle is suitable for a wide range of materials.

    Nearly all household sewing machines are capable to use Twin and Triple needles. Please follow the instructions below when sewing with Twin and Triple Needles:

    • Your machine should have a zigzag capability (with transversal hook) and a needle plate that has a hole wide enough for the needle. If you have different needle plates, use the zigzag stitch needle plate. Make sure to use also a zigzag foot with wide hole and not a straight stitch foot.
    • You use the same single bobbin, loaded as usual.
    • For each needle, you need a separate thread spool. More than one thread spool holder is required so that each needle has its own thread source. Most machines have a built-in option for a second thread spool. Usually, the sewing machine manual gives hints for operating the machine with twin or triple needles. If your machine does not have the option for a second or third thread spool, you could wind an additional bobbin and use it as thread spool on the same spool holder, making sure that bobbin and spool are unwinding the same direction. There are also additional thread stands available.
    • You can use the same thread color for each needle or different colors for decorative effects.
    • Thread your machine with all needle threads as if they were one thread. Some machines have special separating possibilities, please follow your manual. Just above the needle, separate the threads on each side and thread each needle with its own thread. The automatic needle threader does not work with twin or triple needles.
    • Some machines come with an extra button for twin needles which limits the stitch width and avoids the selection of unsuitable stitches. This should be activated to prevent needle breakage. If your machine does not have this feature, be careful to use proper stitches. If you use decorative stitches, take care that the stitch width is adapted to the width of your twin or triple needle. Do the first stitches by turning the hand wheel carefully and check that the needles do not touch the presser foot or needle plate.
    • Usually, the tension has to be loosened to avoid arching of the seam.


    Point shape
    Slightly rounded point

    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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