6 Tips for using a twin needle on your domestic sewing machine


Dreamer, the twin needles for domestic sewing machines are an excellent option for our sewing projects. Here we share 6 tips for using a twin needle.

If it’s the first time you will use it, we recommend you to read all this post we prepared for you with 6 essential hacks to using the twin needle in your machine.

Although their use is straightforward, overlooking these six tips can cause trouble when used.

To achieve the correct work of your sewing machine and make perfect seams with these needles, just continue reading the following information.

Let's know these 6 tips

1. Look for the correct needle.

Nowadays, there are many needle brands, but we recommend the ones of the Schmetz brand; they are our favorites because they have many presentations of twin needles specially designed to achieve the best results.

Select the correct one according to the features of the project you will make; in this way, you will obtain the best results.


A) Universal twin needle, ideal for sewing with a straight, zig-zag, or decorative stitches.

B) Double hemstitch twin needle, adds little parallel holes to the seams.

C) Metallic twin needles are designed for metallic threads.

D) Embroidery twin needle, for only use in domestic embroidery machines.

Visit our post Twin needle types to know the details of each one.

2. Assure the placement.

The second step is to place the needle in the sewing machine; we recommend screwing it perfectly.

Then you need to make a test by lowering and raising by hand, so you can check the needle didn’t hit the presser foot or any components of your sewing machine.

3. Select the correct press foot.

For the use of the twin needles, we recommend always placing a zig-zag presser foot, the applique presser foot, or any with an open wide that allows you to sew with decorative o zig-zag wide stitches.

Consequently, you don’t worry about the needle hitting when it lowers or raises.

4. Threading your machine

Our suggestion for this case is that you verify the step-by-step threading by guiding with your sewing machine manual.

Place the same brand threads; you can use different colors only if it’s the same kind of thread in both needles.


Thread each needle by hand; never use the automatic threader of your machine because you could cause damage in its works.

5. Adjust the length and width stitch.

If your machine has the option to make that function, you should select it; in this way, you will limit the width stitch avoiding the needles hitting the components of your machine.


Before you sew your project, make tests with remnants of the same fabric you will work with to adjust the seam; once you find the correct parameter, you can start sewing.

6. Adjust the tension of your machine.

The best is to start with the low tension of the machine and make sew tests to avoid forming gathers between our seams. Put special attention to this point when sewing knitted fabrics.

Concluding, we can widen the possibilities of our sewing machine, adding decorative elements to our sewing projects.

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