SCHMETZ Sewing Needle Guide

Below you will find a listing of basic machine sewing needles, their descriptions, normal uses and available sizes.


Denim/Jeans Needle —Medium ball point and reinforced blade. For denim and similar fabrics. Advanced point design is a SCHMETZ exclusive. For penetrating extra thick woven fabrics, denims, or quilts with minimum needle deflection, reduced risk of needle breakage and skipped stitches. Available sizes: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, Assorted, Twin.

Denim Needle/Twin Denim Needle
Chrome Denim Needle
Bulk Denim Needle


Embroidery Needle — Designed for rayon and polyester embroidery applications. Available sizes: 75/11, 90/14, Assorted, Twin.

Embroidery Needle/Twin Embroidery Needle/Gold Embroidery Needle
Chrome Embroidery Needle
Bulk Embroidery Needle
Bulk Chrome Embroidery Needle


Jersey / Ball Point Needle — Designed for sewing on knits and some stretch fabrics. Available sizes: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, Assorted.

Jersey/Ball Point Needle
Chrome Jersey/Ball Point Needle
Bulk Jersey/Ball Point Needle


Leather Needle — Designed for leather, artificial leather and heavy non-woven synthetic applications. Available sizes: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, Assorted.

Leather Needle
Bulk Leather Needle


Metallic Needle — Designed with an enlarged polished eye to accommodate specialty threads by preventing shredding. Available sizes: 80/12, 90/14, Twin.

Metallic Needle/Twin Metallic Needle


Microtex/Sharp Needle — Sharp point for straight stitches on delicate and microfiber fabrics. Available sizes: 60/8, 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, Assorted.

Microtex/Sharp Needle
Chrome Microtex/Sharp Needle
Bulk Microtex/Sharp Needle


Quilting Needle — Special taper to shaft and slightly rounded point to prevent damage to material sewn in layers. Available sizes: 75/11, 90/14, Assorted.

Quilting Needle
Chrome Quilting Needle
Bulk Quilting Needle
Bulk Chrome Quilting Needle


Stretch Needle — Designed for synthetic suedes or elastic knitwear. Designed with a deep scarf to prevent skipped stitches. Available sizes: 75/11, 90/14, Twin.

Stretch Needle/Twin Stretch Needle
Chrome Stretch Needle
Bulk Stretch Needle


Topstitch Needle — Extra sharp with an enlarged groove to accommodate large diameter threads and dense fabrics. Available sizes: 80/12, 90/14, 100/16.

Topstitch Needle
Chrome Topstitch Needle
Bulk Topstitch Needle
Bulk Chrome Topstitch Needle


Universal Needle — General sewing of knit and woven fabrics. Slight ball point. Available sizes: 60/8, 65/9, 70/10, 75/11, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, 120/19, Assorted, Twin, Triple.

Universal Needle
Twin Universal Needle
Triple Universal Needle
Chrome Universal Needle
Bulk Universal Needle
Bulk Chrome Universal Needle