Sewing machine needles for Hemstitch
The Hemstitch Needle, also known as a wing needle, is used for decorative stitches, broderie anglaise and whitework embroidery in loosely woven fabrics such as linen.
When sewing, holes are created in the seam, acting as a decorative element.
This traditional hemstitch effect is achieved by the “wings” on both sides of the needle's blade, which gently push the threads in the woven fabric to the side. The sewing thread supports this effect because it prevents the threads in the woven fabric from returning to their original position.
Suitable for majority of domestic sewing machines but shouldn't be used on straight stitch only machines, machines with side thread needle, overlockers, and many Elna models over 20 years old (if in doubt please call us on 01244 394099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)