Sewing Instructions on How to Use a Double Needle in Sewing Machine


Double needles, also known as twin needles are a sewing machine accessory that can be used to create unique stitches on any type of clothing or fabric. A double needle can fit into your sewing machine just like your standard needle. This item has a long metal piece on the top with a plastic piece that separates the two needles. Pintucks and top stitching are popular stitches that can be created with double needles.

Things You'll Need

  • Thread
  • Spool
  • Fabric
  • Choose the size of the double needle based on the thickness of the thread. Use a 75 or 80mm double needle for regular thread and a 90 or 100mm double needle for thicker thread.

  • Insert the double needle into the designated area within the sewing machine. The double needle consists of a long metal piece that can be inserted into the needle area.

  • Thread the double needle as you would a regular needle. For this task you will use two spools of thread. The first spool is the standard that is already used in regular sewing. Your sewing machine should have a spool pin on the right hand side, which allows you to add a second spool of thread. Thread the machine with the second spool of thread, the same way you did with the first. Once both spools of thread are within the sewing machine, you should have two pieces of thread to work with.

  • Hold the two pieces of thread with your fingers and insert them through the silver thread guide at the same time to prevent them from twisting together.

  • Place the thread on the left side into the left needle. Continue by placing the thread on the right side into the right needle. Place your fabric on the slide plate. Slowly turn the hand wheel away from you to bring the double needle down. The hand wheel is located on the right side of the sewing machine. Press down on the pedal to begin sewing.

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