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Twin-Needle Stitching 101

Threads #183, February/March 2016
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Twin needles seem like an esoteric notion to some sewers, but they can be used in decorative and innovative ways. For example, create curvy tunnels, sharply angled lines, or a combination of circles and lines to texturize almost any fabric and lend sculptural dimension to the most contemporary garment. Or topstitch a seam with a twin needle straddling it to make the seamline stand out. A twin needle takes your machine’s decorative stitches to a whole new level. The best part is that it’s easy, with a few tips from this Threads #183 (February/March 2016) article, to release the potential in your twin needles.

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  1. Concordiabelle | | #1

    I love to use the twin needles! There are so many subtle finishing touches possible.

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