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Double eye machine needle

CarolW | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Has anyone tried using a double eye needle for topstitching? I got one but am having trouble getting both threads caught by the bobbin thread. Wonder if anyone has some tips.
CarolW

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  1. starzoe | | #1

    Are you asking about a twin needle (needles side-by-side)?

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      CarolW | | #2

      Hi,
      Thanks for replying. I got a Schmetz 705DE double eye needle. I have had problems trying to get two threads thru the same needle eye for topstitching and thought this sounded like a perfect solution, but so far I haven't gotten it to work right. Think this might be a new product as I haven't seen it before. I haven't played with it much yet, so may just need to make some more attempts.
      CarolW

      1. starzoe | | #3

        I would first check that the needle is fully inserted. It should pick up the bobbin thread and Schmetz has no detailed instructions on how to use this needle. As you say, play around with it for a while. Good luck.

      2. Betakin | | #4

        If your machine has a horizontal spool, try using 2 vertical thread stands with 40 wt. nylon thread and see if that helps. I think these needles only work if your machine uses the 130H/705 needles otherwise the thread will not be picked up by the bobbin. Also, zig zag stitches will not work with this needle, only straight stitch. You will probably still have to play with the tension to make the stitch perfect.

        Edited 12/15/2007 8:10 pm ET by Betakin

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          CarolW | | #5

          Hi,
          Thanks for the ideas. I will start trying again to make it work as soon as I get the Christmas cards out.
          CarolW

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