Make the correct choice when choosing a hand sewing needle to eliminate damaging fabric and make the task easier.
Hand Sewing Needles
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Description:Hand sewing needles are available in varying sizes with varying points. They guide the thread through fabric when you are hand sewing.
Use:Hand sewing needles are used in all types of hand sewing. The most commonly used hand sewing needles are called sharps. Sharps have a medium length (in comparison with all available needles), have a round eye for the thread and are suitable for almost any fabric.
Specialty needles are rarely used. A curved needle is not for sewing circles. It would commonly be used for hand sewing upholstery, when a straight needle would not fit.
Thick heavy needles would be used on fibers that are thick and difficult to sew through. The finer the fabric, the finer the needle you would choose.
Care & Maintenance:The strawberry helps to keep needles sharp and smooth. Read more about the strawberry inpincushions.
Available Options:Hand sewing needles come in a wide variety of shapes and forms. Test your choice of sewing needle on an inside seam to be sure it will not be making holes in the fabric.
Expense:Hand Sewing needles are a very inexpensive sewing notion. They are widely available. When sewing expensive and delicate fabric, do not scrape-by with inexpensive needles that could lose their coating and snag the fabric, instead buy a brand name at a fabric store.
When I was little, I thought that sewing was all about not tangling the thread. Now I've come to learn that different kinds of stitches have their own purpose, and can make or break a project. Here is a list of common stitches and how to make them.