Schmetz Sewing Machine Needles – Microtex #70/10
Schmetz is a world leader in the sewing machine needle industry, and has been manufacturing needles in Germany since 1851.
The Microtex sewing machine needles have a very slim point. It has been designed for micro fibres, polyester, silk, foils, artificial leather, coated materials. The very thin and acute point creates beautiful topstitching, and it is also a favourite for quilters where perfectly straight stitches for quilt piecing is paramount. Spend time testing different sized needles before embarking on a new project. If you regularly sew a range of different fabrics, then the Microtex multi-size pack is a good choice.
Replacing your machine needle with a quality Schmetz needle, of the correct type and size, is the easiest way to improve stitch quality. Poor quality machine needles, or damaged or overused needles, result in
- Threads breaking or threading
- Skipped or uneven stitches
- Puckered or damaged fabric
- Popping sounds made as the needle punctures the fabric.