I just discovered twin needles and am excited to share them with you.
A twin needle is what it sounds like, two needles that fit in the place of one. My sewing machine is not super fancy. In fact, it was $80 from Walmart. That link is the exact one I have that I have used for every single sewing project on this site.
However, if you are about to buy a sewing machine, it looks like this is a better deal from Walmart. It’s the same company, but costs less and has more stitches and higher ratings.
How to use a twin needle
***Please check to see if your manual has any special instructions for threading a twin needle.
|How my machine looks when threaded with a twin needle.|
|Your beautiful stitches from the top. Make sure you sew with the right side facing up.|
|Your stitches from the bottom. Note that the zigzagging creates some stretch which is useful when sewing with knits.|
You are now a twin needle genius! Go a create my friends!
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If you don’t have a second spool, here’s a creative fix: