How to use a twin needle

This month we are looking at twin needles – a fantastic little tool for that professional finish.

Twin needles can be used to create parallel and decorative stitches. They are most often used on the hems of knit and jersey fabrics to create a professional finish.

Shop bought knit garment hems have parallel lines of stitching, these are created on a coverstitch machine but you can achieve a similar result with a twin needle.

Using a twin needle also helps to prevent the stitches from breaking because the zig zag stitches created on the wrong side of the fabric add strength. This is important with fabrics that stretches during wear.

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