Using A Twin Needle To Sew Knits

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Using A Twin Needle To Sew Knits

Using A Twin Needle To Sew Knits

This is so easy, and the results take your garment to high-end ready to wear. Once you start using a twin needle to sew knits, you will wonder why you didn’t start sooner!

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Twin Needles

Keep in mind, there are several types of twin needles. The spacing between the needles off of the shaft can be different. A wider spacing is good for heavier fabrics, while a narrow spacing is perfect for lighter stretch fabrics. Also, be sure to get a needle that fits your sewing machine.

Schmetz Twin needle from is under $10 and will make an enormous difference in the finish of your knit garments.

All of your knit clothes should have a twin needle finish.

How To Video

Check out this video to see how easy it is to use one

I hope you give using a twin needle to sew knits a try. It’s simple and the results are amazing.

You check out more sewing tips in my post 10 Tips For Garment Sewing Success!

Happy Sewing,


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23 Responses

  1. Jill DeMasi says:

    Great instructional video! I never learned how to sew so your advice is very helpful!

  2. Holly B says:

    Great tips and advice!! Sewing on knits can be so difficult and this makes it so much easier!

  3. inas says:

    I don’t sew but I might start! Lol! This is a good tip I might have to come back to thanks for sharing!

  4. Keirsten says:

    What great info for sewers. I really wish I had taken more interest in sewing & knitting. It seems like such a fun hobby or crafty job.

  5. Michelle says:

    Finding your blog is absolutely timely, as I consider that I really need to learn to sew and do it well. What an interesting post!

  6. Tricia Snow says:

    You always have such great information! Thanks!

  7. Great timing: since the COVID restrictions, I think a lot more of us are turning to hobbies such as sewing and knitting.

  8. Suzan | It’s My Sustainable Life says:

    Wonderful tutorial! I think I could give this a try!

  9. Marianne says:

    So much great information! Now I just have to dust off the ole sewing machine and try to figure out how to use it! LOL

  10. Barbara says:

    You are a very talented lady! When you can make something difficult appear easy, you have become the master! I tend to stay in my lane. 🙂

  11. Tiffany says:

    We are saving for a machine. Can’t wait to learn with all your great tips!

  12. lisa manderino says:

    What a great tip! I love learning new things!

  13. Kendra says:

    Fantastic instructions! I was a very “challenged” sewer in Home Economics class in Junior High, but thankfully I made up for it in the cooking section of the class. 🙂

  14. I had never heard of a twin needle before. Thanks for enlightening me.

  15. Tiffany says:

    This is great! I am such a visual learned, loved the video! Saving for the future!

  16. Alice says:

    Good information for people who sew.

  17. This is such an amazing art! I can’t even thread my sewing machine….

  18. You always have such helpful advice! I’m looking for resources to teach my girls to sew, but am a horrible seamstress myself, lol.

  19. Cindy Moore says:

    Excellent info! I’ve never sewn with twin needles.

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