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    Hand Sewing Needles

    Using the correct needle for the task will make a big difference in the appearance and the quality of the stitching. As there are many different types of needles, be sure to read the description of each needle type below and match the needle to the task that you want to do.

    Please remember that hand sewing needles, just like machine sewing needles
    will dull with use and need to be replaced.

    The larger the number, the smaller the needle.

    NEW to Sew Fancy

    Tulip Hiroshima Needles

     

    Just Arrived          Side Threading Needles with a Notch
    Easy to thread and they stay threaded!

    More Information

     


    Sharps by Richard Hemming
    Sharps are a medium length needle with a small rounded eye. 
    They are a general purpose needle for sewing and dressmaking.
    Also great for appliqué.
    Remember the larger the needle size, the smaller the needle.

    NN-003 Size 3.......$3.50 - 20 per package
    NN-004 Size 4........$3.50- 20 per package
    NN-005 Size 5.........$3.50 - 20 per package out of stock
    NN-006 Size 6.........$3.50 - 20 per package
    NN-007 Size 7.........$3.50 - 20 per package
    NN-008 Size 8........$3.50 - 20 per package
    NN-009 Size 10.......$3.50 - 20 per package
    NN-010 Size 11.......$3.50 - 10 per package
    NN-011 Size 12.......$3.50 - 10  per package
    NN-012 Sizes 5/10...$3.75 - 20 per package
    NN-002 Sizes 3/9.....$3.75 - 20 per package

    Sharps by John James

    NN-424 Size 11.......$3.50.....12 needles
    NN-425 Size 12.......$9.98.....25 needles

    New Black Gold Appliqué/Sharps Needles  By Clover
     
    First ever Black Needles with Gold Eye
    30% less friction-resistant than conventional hand-sewing needles.
    Needle is polished along the axis for effortless piercing, and coated with ultra thin black plating for ant-rust resistance
    Does not bend easily. The ultimate balance between hardness and flexibility.
    Durable and very smooth to stitch with. Give one a try!

    NN-031 Size 9..........$7.98 - 6 per package - 0.53mm D x 34.9mm L
    NN-032 Size 10........$7.98 - 6 per package - 0.46mm D x 33.3mm L
    NN-033 Size 12........$7.98 - 6 per package - 0.46mm D x 28.8mm L
    NN-034 Sizes 9-12...$7.98 - 6 per package

    Gold'n Glide Appliqué by John James

    Innovative Easy Glide Coating
    These needles glide through fabric and batting.
    18K gold is used to gild the eyes for easier threading.
    NN-057 Size 9........$5.98 10 per package
    NN-051 Size 10......$5.98 10 per package
    NN-052 Size 11......$5.98 10 per package

     

    Appli-Bond Needles by Joan Shay

    These three-sided needles significantly enhance the ease of attaching your appli-bond pieces. They are designed to pass through multiple layers of fabric with little resistance, which reduces fatigue.
    These are like a leather needle but much finer --size 8.

    NN-150.....$5.98 per package of 3 needles

    Appliqué Needles by Joan Shay

    If you want to improve your appliqué stitch, straw needles are what you need.
    The needles are finer than sharps, therefore, you pick up fewer fibers as you appliqué, thus improving your stitch. 

    NN-141 Size 10.....out of stock

     

    Betweens by Richard Hemming
    Betweens are short needles with small round eyes for fine quilting and detail handwork.
    Remember the larger the needle size, the smaller the needle.

    NN-013 Size 7.......$3.50- 20 per package
    NN-014 Size 8.......$3.50- 20 per package
    NN-015 Size 9.......$3.50- 20 per package
    NN-016 Size 10.....$3.98 - 20 per package
    NN-017 Size 11.....$3.98 - 12 per package
    NN-018 Size 12.....$3.98 - 12 per package

    Betweens by John James
    Betweens are short needles with small round eyes for fine quilting and detail handwork.
    Remember the larger the needle size, the smaller the needle.
    NN-019 Size 9.....$5.98 - 25 per package
    NN-020 Size 11...$9.98 - 25 per package

    Gold Eye Quilting Betweens by Clover
    Betweens are short needles with small round eyes for fine quilting and detail handwork. The gold eye is easier to thread
    Remember the larger the needle size, the smaller the needle.
    NN-021 Size 10.....$3.75 - 15 per package
    NN-022 Size 12.....$3.75 - 15 per package

    New Black Gold Quilting Betweens by Clover
    First ever Black Needles with a Gold Eye.
    30% less friction-resistant than conventional hand-sewing needles.
    Needle is polished along the axis for effortless piercing, and coated with ultra thin black plating for ant-rust resistance
    Does not bend easily. The ultimate balance between hardness and flexibility.
    Durable and very smooth to stitch with. Give one a try!

    NN-023 Size 9..........$7.98 - 6 per package - 0.53mm D x 27.0mm L
    NN-024 Size 10........$7.98 - 6 per package - 0.46mm D x 25.4mm L
    NN-025 Size 12........$7.98 - 6 per package-  0.53mm D x 24.4mm L
    NN-026 Sizes 9-12...$7.98 - 6 per package    

    New Black Gold Quilting Needles by Clover      
    First ever Black Needles with Gold Eye
    30% less friction-resistant than conventional hand-sewing needles.
    Needle is polished along the axis for effortless piercing, and coated with ultra thin black plating for ant-rust resistance
    Does not bend easily. The ultimate balance between hardness and flexibility.
    Durable and very smooth to stitch with. Give one a try!

    NN-027 Size 9..........$7.98 - 6 per package - 0.56mm D x 27.3mm L
    NN-028 Size 10........$7.98 - 6 per package - 0.56mm D x 25.8mm L
    NN-029 Size 12........$7.98 - 6 per package - 0.51mm D x 22.7mm L
    NN-030 Sizes 9-12...$7.98 - 6 per package

    Big Eye Quitting by Richard Hemming
    NN-035 Size 10........$3.98 - 18 per package
    NN-036 Size 11........$3.98 - 18 per package   

     

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    Big Eye Quilting by John James
    NN-037 Size 10........$3.98 - 20 per package out of stock
    NN-038 Size 11........$3.98 - 12 per package
    Big Eye Betweens by Bohin

    NN-360 Size 10.....$3.98 - 20 per package



    Gold Coated Quilting Needles by John James

    Gold Plated Quilting sewing needles are sometimes referred to as Gold Plated Betweens sewing needles and are a luxury needle for every serious needle enthusiast.  The gold plating allows the needle to slip through the fabric beautifully and with ease. This results in less friction and indeed quickens the art of sewing. 

    NN-041 Size 8.......$5.98- 6 per package
    NN-042 Size 11......$6.98 - 6 per packgage

    Gold'n Glide Quilting Needles by John James
    Made in England
    These coated needles slide effortlessly through the fabric and batting--18k gold eye.  These needles cause less stress on hands, allowing fast stitching and easy threading through the gold eye.
    NN-053 Size 10...........$6.98- 10 per package
    NN-040 Size 11...........$6.98- 10 per package
    NN-054 Size 12...........$6.98 - 10 per package

    Quilting Needles by John James
    Made in England

    NN-402 Size 8.........$3.75 - 20 needles
    NN-403 Size 10.......$3.75 - 20 needles
    NN-404 Size 11.......$3.75 - 12 needles
    NN-405 size 8-12....$3.75. - 16 needles
       

    Stainless Steel Quilting Needles
    Made in England

    NN-166....Size 8.........$7.98 - 4 needles
    NN-167.....Size 10......$7.98 - 4 needles

    Easy Threading Needles by John James - Made in England
    These needles are perfect for sewers who have difficulty threading a needle.
    They are standard needles where the top is cut to allow the thread to pass through it from above.

    NN-043 Sizes 4 to 8......$3.50 - 6 per package

    Assorted Self Threading Needles by Clover

    It's so easy to thread.
    5 different sizes

    NN-061.......$4.98

    Crewel/Embroidery Needles by Richard Hemming

    These needles have a longer eye for easier thread of threads such as stranded floss.
    The sharp point allows stitches to be placed close together.  These needles are the same length as the sharps needles.
    NN-044 Size 4.............$3.25 - 12 needles
    NN-044a Suze 5..........$3.25 - 12 needles
    NN-045 Size 6.............$3.25 - 15 needles
    NN-046 Size 7.............$3.25 - 15 needles
    NN-047 Size 8.............$3.25 - 15 needles
    NN-048 Size 9.............$3.25 - 15 needles
    NN-049 Size 10...........$3.50 - 15 needles
    NN-050 Sizes 3/9.......$3.50 - 15 needles

    Crewel/Embroidery Needles by John James
    Made in England
    These needles have a longer eye for easier thread of threads such as stranded floss.
    The sharp point allows stitches to be placed close together.  These needles are the same length as the sharps needles.

    NN-250 Size 3.........$3.25 - 12 needles
    NN-251 Size 4.........$3.25 - 12 needles
    NN-252 Size 5........$3.25 - 16 needles
    NN-253 Size 6 ........$3.25 - 16 needles
    NN-254 Size 7.........$3.25 - 16 needles
    NN-255 Size 8.........$3.25 - 16 needles
    NN-256 Size 9........$3.25 - 16 needles

    Embroidery Needles by Bohin

    15 needles

    NN-359 Size 7.......$3.98


    Crewel/Embroidery By Colonial

    16 needles

    NN-105  Size 9......$2.98

    Cotton Darners by John James- Made in England

    are a long needle with a sharp point and a long eye.
    Sometimes used for smocking as the longer needle may be easier to use especially if
    you have arthritic hands. Also used for mending, soft sculpture work and doll making.
    Sometimes referred to as Short Darners.

    NN-062 Size 3/9.....$3.98 - 12 needles
    NN-063 Size 7........$3.75- 12 needles
    NN-064 Size 9........$3.75 - 12 needles
    NN-056 Size 1-5....$3.98 - 10 needles


    Chenille Needles by Richard Hemming
    Made In England
    are thicker needles with a long oval eye and a very sharp point.
    Uses include silk ribbon embroidery, crewel and wool embroidery, embroidery with pearl cotton #3 and 5, and smocking with ribbon.

    NN-065 Size 18.........$3.25 - 6 needles
    NN-066 Size 20.........$3.25 - 6 needles
    NN-067 Size 22.........$3.25 - 6 needles
    NN-068 Size 24.........$3.25 - 6 needles

    Chenille Needles by John James
    are thicker needles with a long oval eye and a very sharp point.
    Uses include silk ribbon embroidery, crewel and wool embroidery, embroidery with pearl cotton #3 and 5, and smocking with ribbon.
    NN-069 Sizes 18-24.......$3.50 - 6 needles
    NN-070 Size 24..............$7.98 - 25 needles
    NN-071 Size 26..............$7.98 - 25 needles
    NN-071a Size 26.............$3.75 - 6 needles
    NN-70a Size 13...............$3.50 - 2 needles

    Gold Eye Chenille Needles by Clover
    Short with large eyes used for stitching coarse material with thick yarn and ribbon. 
    Gold eye makes for easier threading.

    NN-072 Size 20..............$2.98 - 6 needles
    NN-073 Size 22..............$2.98 - 6 needles
    NN-074 Size 24..............$2.98 - 6 needles

     

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    Susan Bates Tapestry Needles

    NN-400 Size 20.....$2.98 - 6 needles
    NN-401 Size 26.....$2.98 - 6 needles

    Tapestry Needles by John James

    NN-416 Size 18......$3.50...6 Needles
    NN-417 Size 20.....$3.50.....6 Needles
    NN-418 Size 22.....$3.50.....6 Needles
    NN-419 Size 24....$3.50...6 Needles
    NN-420 Size 26....$3.50....6 Needles
    NN-421 Size 28....$3.98.....5 Needles

    Tapestry Tweens by John James

    NN-422 Size 25.....$5.98....3 Needles

    Twin Pointed Quick Stitch Needles

    A revolutionary concept in tapestry and cross stitch!

    Using a hands free frame, keep one hand above your work and one hand below at all times.
    Stitch straight up and down through your fabric without turning the needle around, looping the thread over a finger if necessary to keep it taut and prevent from twisting.

    NN-180.....Sizw 22......$5.98

    Heavy Embroidery Needles

    NN-185.....$3.98.....2 needles

    Weaving Needles

    This pack contains a selection of needles for all your craft weaving projects.  There is a flat straight raffia needle which can also be used as a flat bodkin for threading ribbon or elastic.  Also included is a crooked weaving needle or raffia wire and a flat cranked raffia needle.

    NN-189....$5.98.... on order

    Tapestry Needles by Prym
    This needle is the same as a Chenille needle but with a blunt point.
    Can be used with tapestry wool or 6 strand embroidery floss
    Use for cross stitch, ribbon embroidery, huck weaving, hem stitching, drawn work, embroidery on loosely woven cloth, cast on flowers and more.....
    NN-075 Size 22..............$6.98 - 27 needles
    NN-076 Size 22..............$2.25 - 6 needles 
    NN-077 Size 20..............$2.25 - 6 needles
    NN-078 Size 18..............$2.25 - 6 needles


    Darner by Richard Hemming

    Long needles with sharp points.
    Good for picture smocking, fine darning work and ribbon work.

    NN-080 Size 5..........$3.50 - 12 needles
    NN-081 Size 7..........$3.50 - 12 needles
    NN-082 Size 9..........$3.50 - 12 needles

    Long Darners by Richard Hemming

    Use long darners for picture smocking. Their large eyes and long shafts make stitches line up perfectly. The shaft is perfectly straight until the point, so all your stitches will stay even. This is also a good needle for bullion roses and ribbon work. 6 needles per package.

    NN-083 Size 7.......... $3.50- 6 needles

    Long Darners by John James

    Use long darners for picture smocking. Their large eyes and long shafts make stitches line up perfectly. The shaft is perfectly straight until the point, so all your stitches will stay even. This is also a good needle for bullion roses and ribbon work. 25 needles per package.


    NN-086 Size 5..........$7.98 - 25 needles
    NN-088 Size 7..........$7.98 - 25 needles
    NN-090 Size 9..........$7.98 - 25 needles 
    NN-087 Size1/5.........$3.50 - 6 needles
    NN-089 Size 3/9........$3.50 - 6 needles

    Yarn Darners

    NN-164....Size 14-18.....$3.98- 6 needles

    Milliners/Straw Needles by Richard Hemming

    The best needle for bullion roses is one with a long, even shaft. With a milliners/straw needle, neither the eye nor the shaft will distort the wrap of the floss. The eye is a slightly smaller than most needles but is  easily threaded.  Also great for gathering.
    Not as flimsy as a beading needle.
    NN-092 Size 1.........$3.75 - 12 needles
    NN-093 Size 3.........$3.50 - 12 needles
    NN-094 Size 4.........$3.50 - 12 needles
    NN-095 Size 5.........$3.50 - 15 needles
    NN-096 Size 6.........$3.50 - 15 needles
    NN-097 Size 7.........$3.50 - 15 needles
    NN-098 Size 8.........$3.50 - 15 needles
    NN-099 Size 9.........$3.50 - 15 needles
    NN-100 Size 10.......$3.75 - 15 needles
    NN-101 Size 11.......$3.75 - 10 needles

    Milliners/Straw Needles by John James
    NN-102 Size 6.....$5.98- 25 needles
    NN-113 Size 10....$3.75 - 10 needles
    NN-114 Size 11....$3.75 - 16 needles
    NN-119 Size 5-10...$3.98 -16 needles

    Milliners Needles by Bohin

    NN-358 Size 10...........$3.98

     

    Beading Needles by Prym-Dritz

    Very fine, long needles with small eyes for beadwork, sewing sequins, pearls, etc.

    For more beading needles

    NN-410.......$2.75

    Bead Embroidery Needles

    NN-157 Size 10..sharp point.......$5.50 - 6 needles/pkg. - 1 1/4" long

    NN-178 Size 10..blunt point.........$5.50 - 6 needles/pkg. - 1 1/4" long

    Huck Embroidery Needles by Clover
    The tip is rounded and curved so cloth can be easily scooped

    NN-103 Assorted......... $4.98 - 3 needles

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    Twin Pointed Stab Stitch Needles

    Designed for quilting with a table-top hoop and floor frames
    Keep one hand above and one below at all times
    Stitch straight up and down through the fabric without turning the needle.

    NN-104.............$5.50......3 needles

    Double Eye Needle by Clover

    This needle makes it easy to stitch with 2 threads when blending colors.
    Great when working with silk ribbon too.
    Available in blunt or sharp point

    NN-107 - Blunt Tip No. 12,15,18........$7.50 - 3 needles
    NN-109 - Sharp tip No. 22, 24 ...........$7.50 - 4 needles

    Bodkin Set by Clover

    One type for threading wide elastic through a channel amd one type
    for narrow elastic.  Very helpful.

    NN-110........$4.98

    John James Bodkin Set

    One standard bodkin and one flat tape threader.
    Wonderful for weaving ribbon through lace as well as many other uses.

    NN-110a........$3.35


    Household Repair Kit by John James
    larger image

    5 assorted needles for those difficult tasks.

    NN-111 Assorted.....$4.98......5 needles on order

    Olympus Sashiko Needles

    The two needles in this package from Japan are 2” and 2 ½” in length. This makes it easy to spread out the stitches to check for accuracy in length before pulling the thread through the fabric. The gold eyes make the needles easier to thread but a needle threader is very helpful.

    These needles are longer, stronger, more rigid and sharper than traditional needles making it easier to stitch long sections before pulling the needle through.
    Perfect for working with all weights of Sashiko thread but are particularly good for the regular/thick weight threads.

    NN-127........$5.98/pkg.

    Sashiko Needles by Clover
    Made in Japan
    Great for any hand embroidery.
    4 Types - 2 of each.
    0.84mm D    50.8mm L
    0.99mm D    44.5mm L
    0.91mm D    42.9mm L
    0.89mm D    34.9mm L
    I use these needles for the fine and medium weight threads.

    NN-146..........$4.98 - 8 needles

    Sashiko Needles by Clover
    Made in Japan
    Consists of 3 large needles in 3 sizes
    Use these needles with the heavier Sashiko threads.

    NN-147..........$5.50- 3 needles

     

    Sharps by Bohin

    NN-117 Size 9.......$3.98 - 25 needles

    Double Eye Needle by Havels

    Smooth, tapered ends make it easy to secure serged chain ends under stitches. 
    Perfect also as a transfer needle for machine knitting.
    Large eyes make inserting threads simple.
    I'm sure that you will find lots of other uses for this needle.
    Made of stainless steel.   3 1/2" long

    NN-140 ..........$3.98  Set of 2 needles

    Trapunto Needle

    This 6" blunt-point needle has a large eye for easy threading. 
    This needle has a blunt point for easy weaving.

    Great for lots of other weaving tasks tool

    NN-141......$5.75 1 needle

    Cording Needle Set by Clover
    Made in Japan

    A convenient needle set for cording of Trapunto which raises and
    emphasizes quilt design by inserting cords and for cording of booties.

    This set consists of a long needle for straight line work,
    a short needle for cording of short straight lines and curves,
    a ball-tip needle for cording curves, or to use as a bodkin.

    A threader is included.
    Click here for a larger image.

    NN-145... $12.98

    Silk Ribbon Embroidery Needles Set

    A superb collection of 25 sewing needles including Chenille,Tapestry, Embroiderym Beading, Milliners, Sharps and Quilting needles all of which are used in the art of embroidery and embellishing fabrics by using silk ribbons, organza ribbons, beads, sequins, metallic threads, silk threads and stranded cotton.

    NN-091.........$12.98

    Magnetic Needle Minder

    Pin this to your blouse or chatelaine and keep all your needles in one spot close at hand. Much better than sticking needles in the arm of the sofa!
    NN-142 .... $1.98

    Magnetic Needle Case

    Store all of your needles together in this case.  Easy to take with you.
    Has a magnet on the back.

    NN-143...........$2.50

    Needle Nest

    A purse-size magnetic needle nest holds numerous needles intact for easy selection. Bonus of 2 needles from England, size 8 Sharps.

    NN-144......$5.98

    Trolley Needle
    Also known as a Cat's Claw

    The multi-purpose tool for positioning fabric as it moves through your sewing machine.
    Use for silk ribbon embroidery and all types of needle work
    NN-149..... $12.98

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