Turn your hobby into a profession with SCHMETZ household needles

Activities with traditional manual techniques and skills are gaining in popularity as a balance to the hectic lifestyle in modern society. This is why sewing has taken off massively as a hobby over the past few years. All sectors connected with processing textiles have responded to this trend and have adapted their products to the new requirements. The selection of the right needle plays a decisive role for an optimal sewing result. SCHMETZ offers a comprehensive and high-quality product range of sewing machine needles for challenging sewing tasks.

Here you will find the following SCHMETZ sewing needles:

 
 

Universal Needle

 

Tip
HAx1 is another name for the Universal Needle.

Suitable fabrics
Universal for a wide range of fabrics:

  • Brocade, fleece, leather (thin), velvet, seersucker
  • Batiste, chiffon, organdy, organza, taffeta
  • Chambray, terry, linen
  • Crepe, poplin, voile
  • Chenille
  • Cord, felt, jacquard, calico
  • Velour, wool/wool-mix fabric
  • Tulle, viscose, panne velvet, half-linen
  • Lavable, nylon, loden

 
 

Available needle sizes

  • NM 60, NM 65, NM 70, NM 75, NM 80, NM 90, NM 100, NM 110, NM 120, NM 130
  • Assorted

Coating
Nickel

Special feature
Largest selection of needle sizes: from NM 60 to NM 130

Point shape
Slightly rounded point

Color marking
Needle size only

 
 

Jersey Needle

 

Tips

  • The medium ball point displaces the loops and prevents material damage.
  • The needle size should be adapted to the material.

Suitable fabrics

  • Ajour, cotton knitwear, bouclé, lycra, knitted fabrics, corsetry fabrics, sweatshirt fabric, faux fur
  • Gauze, jersey, tulle
  • Imitation fur (funfur), reversible, knitted fabric

 
 

Available needle sizes

  • NM 70, NM 80, NM 90, NM 100
  • Assorted

Coating
Nickel

Point shape
Medium ball point

Color marking
Orange

 
 

Stretch Needle

 

Tips

  • The special design helps to avoid skipped stitches.
  • The shank is flatter than on other needles with the same diameter. This means that the needle is closer to the hook, which also helps to avoid skipped stitches.

Suitable fabrics

  • For elastic or highly elastic knitted fabric
  • The more elastic the material, the more suited the stretch needle is (if in doubt, use the stretch needle).
  • Swimwear fabrics
  • Fine jersey, silk jersey, single jersey, velour cloth
  • Cotton knitwear

 
 

Available needle sizes

  • NM 65, NM 75, NM 90
  • Assorted

Coating
Nickel

Special features

  • Special transition from the scarf to the eye
  • Shorter eye

Point shape
Medium ball point

Color marking
Yellow

 
 

Super Stretch Needle

The SCHMETZ Super Stretch Needle is closer to the hook due to the special flat shank. The special design in the scarf area also creates a larger needle thread loop, which is more easily grabbed by the hook. These features prevent skipped stitches even with highly elastic fabrics. The reinforced blade helps to reduce needle breakage and achieves particularly straight stitches. The wider and shorter eye, combined with a wider thread groove, means that the Super Stretch Needles can be used with thicker sewing threads. This places less stress on the threads so that they no longer break.

The medium ball point is suitable for all types of knitted fabric, because it displacecs the loops, thus preventing damage to the material. Instead of nickel, the needle has a chrome plating and is more resistant to abrasion. These needles can be identified quickly and easily as special needles by the white colored ring on the shoulder of the Super Stretch Needle.

The Super Stretch Needles can be used in all household sewing machines that require the 130/705 H needle system, as well as in some overlock machines (more information is available in the user manual). Due to its characteristics, the Super Stretch Needle is an alternative to the Stretch Needle when sewing with thicker threads.

 
 

Tips

  • The Super Stretch Needle is suitable for use with thicker threads.
  • It is also suitable for sewing lingerie or bras, as the blade reinforcement helps to prevent needle breakage.
  • The Super Stretch Needle is more hard-wearing.

Suitable fabrics

  • Highly elastic fabrics
  • Needle sizes NM 65 for ultra-fine stretch fabric like microfiber

 
 

Available needle sizes

  • NM 65, NM 75, NM 90
  • Assorted

Coating
Chrome

Special features

  • Special flat shank
  • Reinforced blade
  • Wider and shorter eye
  • Wider thread groove
  • Special transition from the scarf to the eye

Point shape
Medium ball point

Color marking
White

 
 

Jeans Needle

 

Tip
The medium ball point displaces fabric threads: The needle penetrates into the spaces, which reduces the penetration force and helps to reduce needle breakage.

Suitable fabrics
Strong, thick fabrics:

  • Jeans
  • Twill
  • Canvas

 
 

Available needle sizes

  • NM 70, NM 80, NM 90, NM 100, NM 110
  • Assorted

Coating
Nickel

Special features
Reinforced blade

Point shape
Medium ball point

Color marking
Blue

 
 

Microtex Needle

 

Tips

  • The special point enables accurate stitches in extremely fine or densely woven materials.
  • The needle is suitable for particularly straight stitches when topstitching on edges.
  • The needle is also suitable for topstitching collars or button stays.

Suitable fabrics

  • Silk and microfiber fabric
  • Lining taffeta
  • Lamé
  • For coated materials like foil, oilcoth and synthetic leather

 
 

Available needle sizes

  • NM 60, NM 70, NM 80, NM 90, NM 100, NM 110
  • Assorted

Coating
Nickel

Special features
NM 60 & NM 70 with reinforced blade

Point shape
Acute round point

Color marking
Purple

 
 

Leather Needle

 

Tips

  • Choose a larger stitch length to prevent stitch tearing.
  • Ensure that the thread is not cut through during backstitching.

Suitable fabrics

  • Leather
  • Hard synthetic leather (only limited suitability with soft synthetic leather: Try the Microtex Needle first, as the carrier material may otherwise be damaged and holes could tear more easily).
  • Paper (for processing thin brochures)

 
 

Available needle sizes

  • NM 70, NM 80, NM 90, NM 100, NM 110, NM 120
  • Assorted

Coating
Nickel

Special feature
Easy penetration into the material

Point shape
Cutting point LL (twist point)

Color marking
Brown

 
 

Quilting Needle

 

Tip
The slim point penetrates easily through the three layers of a quilt without damaging the high-quality fabrics.

Suitable fabrics
Cotton fabrics for patchwork, topstitching and quilt work

 
 

Available needle sizes

  • NM 75, NM 90
  • Assorted

Coating
Nickel

Special features
NM 75 with reinforced blade

Point shape
Slightly rounded point with special taper

Color marking
Green

 
 

Topstitch Needle

 

Tips

  • Use the needle for multi-directional quilting: the thread is guaranteed to glide effortlessly through the long needle eye.
  • The needle creates fewer skipped stitches.
  • Use the needle for sewing with two or thicker threads as well as for decorative and topstitching work.

Suitable fabrics

  • The Topstitch Needle can be used with a wide range of fabrics.
  • The long eye makes it particularly suited for patchwork/quilting and anywhere where thick threads are used.

 
 

Available needle sizes

  • NM 70, NM 80, NM 90, NM 100, NM 110
  • Assorted

Coating
Nickel

Special features
Particularly long needle eye: 2.0 mm in all needle sizes

Point shape
Slightly rounded point

Color marking
Light green

 
 

Metallic Needle

This needle was specially developed for using metal effect yarns. With 2 mm, it has an extremely long needle eye in relation to the needle size which remains the same length in all needle sizes. The longer needle eye allows the metallic thread to glide extremely gently through the needle: This helps to optimally prevent thread breakages.

 
 

Tips

  • Sew foil-like metallic threads.
  • Metallic embroidery or effect yarns should always be processed slowly so that the thread does not break.
  • If you require different needle sizes than NM 80 or 90, you can use the Topstitch Needle.

 
 

Available needle sizes
NM 80, NM 90

Coating
Nickel

Special feature
Particularly long needle eye: 2.0 mm in all needle sizes

Point shape
Slightly rounded point

Color marking
Dusky pink

 
 

Embroidery Needle

The Embroidery Needle makes embroidery on the sewing machine child’s play: The needle has a larger needle eye for thicker yarns, special effect or metallic embroidery yarns (with a round cross section). Thanks to the light ball point, damage to the (already sewn) embroidery yarn and the base fabric is avoided. The larger eye and the wider thread groove make it easier to feed in the thread, with low friction levels. This effectively prevents thread breakage.

 
 

Tips

  • Use the Embroidery Needle to sew decorative stitches with household sewing machines.
  • Use embroidery or effect yarns for embroidery using a decorative technique.
  • You can also use the Embroidery Needle on embroidery machines.

 
 

Available needle sizes

  • NM 75, NM 90
  • Assorted

Coating
Nickel

Special features

  • Extremely wide eye
  • Wider thread groove

Point shape
Light ball point

Color marking
Red

 
 

Gold Embroidery Needle

With its extraordinary characteristics, this innovative needle from SCHMETZ is suitable for use in sensitive embroidery. Even large embroidery motifs with tens of thousands of stitches can be created without changing the needle. You achieve a uniform stitch pattern from the first to the last stitch.

The Gold Embroidery Needles can be used in all conventional household sewing machines, in particular for sewing machines with special embroidery programs.

 
 

Tips

  • The Gold Embroidery Needle is particularly suited for beginners: minor operator errors are compensated by the extremely hard coating.
  • The needle enables even thicker threads to be fed in easily.
  • The easy yarn passage through the eye reduces yarn abrasion.
  • The needle is also suitable for metallic yarns with a more rounded cross section.
  • Use the needle for embroidery with a higher stitch number.

 
 

Available needle sizes
NM 75, NM 90

Coating
Hard chrome, plus titanium nitride

Special features

  • 4x harder surface compared with nickel
  • Ultra-hard needle point
  • Large, hard-coated eye

Point shape
Light ball point

Color marking
None (can be identified by the gold-colored surface)

 
 

Super Universal Needle

When using self-adhesive embroidery backing and spray adhesive or when sewing on self-adhesive hook-and-loop, unpleasant adhesive residues on the needle are common.

The new Super Universal Needle is now putting an end to this, offering industrial grade for household needles too. The key feature that sets the Super Universal Needle apart from other household needles is its particularly smooth non-stick coating with NIT (= nickel-phosphorus PTFE). It ensures that significantly less adhesive residue remains on the needle (no needle sticking) and thus also helps to prevent thread breakage.

This effect is underlined even further by the extra-large eye, making the needle particularly suitable for embroidery work. The eye matches that of a 2 NM thicker needle. This means that the eye of a NM 70 Super Universal Needle is similar to the eye of a normal NM 90 needle, for example. The special design of the scarf and eye section also helps to prevent skipped stitches. The slightly rounded point shape means that the needle can be used with most materials without problems. The blade has an extremely strong, conical blade reinforcement, so that even thick fabrics like jeans are no challenge at all.

 
 

Tips

  • The needle eye and the long groove do not become clogged with adhesive backing and foams during embroidery work.
  • The needle is particularly suited for sewing on self-adhesive elements.
  • The wide range of additional characteristics make sewing many – even difficult – materials much easier: This is why “super” is included in the name.

Suitable fabrics

  • Hook-and-loop tape
  • Material processing from thin to thick

 
 

Available needle sizes
NM 70, NM 80, NM 90, NM 100

Coating
Nickel-phosphorus-PTFE

Special features

  • Non-stick surface
  • Longer and wider eye
  • Special transition from the eye to a deeper scarf
  • Reinforced blade
  • Enlarged groove

Point shape
Slightly rounded point

Color marking
None

 
 
 
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