Double needle. How to sew a double needle?
Dear sewing lovers, today I suggest you read my new article about a single tool for sewing, which allows you to additionally modify the sewing machine.
Speech will go about a double needle, a certain extension option of a modern sewing machine.
And it seems to be nothing special. Just two needles “composed” by one holder. And how much they expand the possibilities of even the most ordinary sewing machine.
who are familiar to each of us who works (or rests, it also happens) behind the sewing machine, but only fixed in one holder and with just one flask for two.
- Thickening (flask). Behind the columns are Lysk (flat part of the flask), which when installing a double needle in a sewing machine needle holder, must necessarily rotate strictly back.
- Double needle housing. With this part two, almost ordinary needles are soldered in one double.
- Long groove.
- Short groove.
The most famous and popular dual needles are produced by SCMETZ, Hemline, Prym, Singer and T.D.
At the time of writing the article produced four types of double needles.
- Universal). Some universal double needles are served as embroidered.
- For knitted canvases (Stretch).
- Metallized threads for work (Metallic).
- For denim fabrics (Jeans).
Different types of double needles are designed to work with different materials. Therefore, the needles spread among themselves:
- Dimensions (the thickness of the rods of the needle and the distance between the needles);
- Body color (holder);
- Shape of the tips of the needle;
- The sizes of the ear of the needles.
With all these differences and the “the same” double needles we will meet throughout the article.
Double needles manufacture such sizes: 1.6 mm, 2, 2.5, 3, 4. As well as double needles with a particularly large distance between the needles. 6 and 8 mm.
The most numerous. universal double needles (7 different sizes).
As with the ordinary needle, the size of the double needle is also determined by the thickness of the rod.
The thinnest double needles. for elastic fabrics. have number 75. Number (size) double needle 80. for sewing metallized thread. 0, 90, 100 These are universal (embroidery) needles. Denim needles. have size 100.
As for the housing of the double needle. Cases There are several colors: blue, blue, white, red (orange), yellow. Some manufacturers make double needles in the housings of only two colors. For example: red and blue. Others, for the same materials, in other colors: Blue, red (orange), white, yellow.
So the orientation on the color of the housing of the double needle, as on the sign of belonging to a particular needle group. false path. Another thing is that on the double needle housing manufacturers leave us to consumers “important message”, about the distance between the needles of one double needle (1st digit) and about its size (through the layer (oblique line) 2nd digit).
There is no special paw of a sewing machine for working with double needles. Just install and operate a double needle only on those sewing machines that run a zigzag line. This means:
and 2) on the working surface of the sewing machine, namely on the needle plate
Enhanced slits for needle movements to the parties from the center.
How to insert a double needle in the sewing machine?
- Using the sewing machine wheelchair, the needle holder must be installed in the extreme top position.
- Then you need to lower the paw of the sewing machine.
- After that, holding the usual needle (if it is there) with your left hand, right weakening the fastening screw and take it out of the needle holder.
- Double needle turn the flat side of the flask from myself,
Insert so in the place of the previous one (if it was there), while the needle of the edge of the flask does not touch the limiter.
How to fix the thread into a double needle?
For sewing double needle, two coils of thread will need. To get a neat and smooth line of a double needle, threads on both coils should be the same (quality, thickness). But the color can be different (according to the model, optional).
Even, threads from both coils must “go out” at the same speed. To ensure such synchronicity in their work, it may be necessary to even hide threads into two identical bobbins (or small coils), in order to both simultaneously fit on one pin for a coil with threads.
To perform a lines with a double needle, two top threads are refilled in the sewing machine just as only one of them would be refilled.
Of course, all sewing machines are arranged in different ways. They have a different design, they are “stuck” with different number of options and T.D. and T.P. And refueling the threads: that the top is that the bottom is also somewhat different. However, all sewing machines have:
How to choose a double needle?
Before buying, you need to make sure that the width of the double needle is less than the maximum width of the zigzag on your car. In addition to packaging, the size of the needle is indicated on the plastic lock.
We recommend to give preference for products of such well-known and reliable brands like Schmetz and Organ.
Choose correct between needles! Knowing the maximum width of the line (from 4 to 9 mm.), you can calculate the maximum distance between the needles.
How to Use a Twin Needle on Your Sewing Machine
From the maximum stitch width, take away the distance between the needles. We get Max. The width of the lines that can be used when sewing a dual needle.
For example, the width of the stitch from the machine is 7 mm. Distance between needles 2 mm, 7. 2 = 5 mm. So we can make decorative lines or zigzag, but the stitch width does not have to exceed 5 mm. But before starting to sew, it is still better to check whether you set the value correctly. To do this, turning the handplay wheel, slowly position one element of the drawing, if the needle does not hurt the paw, you can safely start sewing.
Old sewing machines (for example, Podolsk) have only a narrow needle hole for a straight line, so it is impossible to sew a double needle on them!
How to set up a sewing machine double needle?
We have already said above that the lower thread simultaneously crosses with both upper threads. So you need to let the tension of the thread. We start with Nizhnya. Unscrew the screw carefully so that it does not fall and not lost. The cap must freely descend when we keep vertically for the bobbin thread. Then experimentally adjust the top thread so that the line does not tighten the cloth on the edge. It is impossible to give an accurate recommendation, since the tension will depend on the type of fabric, the thickness of the thread and tension in the bobbin cap.
Before starting to perform a line with a double needle, you need to manually turn the flywheel, check if the needle is not resting in the paw or bunk cap. Double needles are very fragile and quickly bent and break. Double needle do not make biparts.
When performing edge flex seams, the double needle is needed from the front side, focusing either on the markup on the edge of the product, or to the corresponding thread, or bend to the eye so that with the inside of the seam it is strictly on the edge of the cut and secured it.
Second version of the seams double needle with elastic band.
In addition to stitching products, sleeves and neck, it really cuts a double needle when sewing bihelastic fabrics for sports and swimsuits. For example, from bodiflex. I had to chat swimsuits, where you need to dangle gums immediately with a cloth. A stitching zigzag and strongly stretches the gum, and looks shrub. A stitching with a double needle with a rubber band is practically no different from the line made on the displeasement machine.
How to fill a double needle in the sewing machine
It is necessary to work only with the original tool, because due to the use of a fake machine can break. Cannot apply deformed needles. They can quickly break and damage. For such needles do not need to use a nitenadevator.
- Insert a double needle;
- Install the top thread for the left needle;
- Manually insert the upper thread in the ear left needle;
- Thread need to be traded in front;
- Insert the rod for the second coil on the bobbin shaft;
- Put the coil and insert the upper thread;
- Start sewing a product.
The process of refueling the threads is the same as in the case of the rest of the needles. In case the seamstress beginner and does not really understand this process, you must first see several master classes, read the benefits, and then start using the machine.
Safety at work
With double needles, as with the rest, you need to follow safety rules:
- Keep in a special needle to be closed. It is advisable to crush them with thread.
- Broken needle put in a separate box.
- Know the number of needles that are used in the work. After the end of the work it is recommended to check their availability.
- No needle needles in foreign objects.
- Do not use a rusty needle. It goes badly through the material, leaves stains, besides can break.
Thus, the double needle allows you to perform various types of lines. Each seamstress should have in arsenal this device so that all the options for the decorations of products.
Double needle. a comfortable sewing device that can be used in all machines providing for the possibility of a zigzag lines. It can not be installed on a long-string machine type “Podolsk”, since they do not have additional guidebooks and the design is not provided for a rack for the second coil.
Double needle can be installed on the “Seagull” machine if during sewing a single needle enters exactly in the center of the hole. Most modern machines such as Janome, Brother, Juki, originally provide for two racks for the coil. How to sew a double needle?
Double needle installation significantly expands the sewing machine capabilities. When working with knitwear, it is able to imitate the line of the playsh machine, the double needle also allows you to create decorative finishing lines on and other products.
To create a smooth and neat double seam on a patch or on the finish of a male shirt, just just to see the product. In all cases, the use of double needles is mainly designed to create decorative seams, they are not designed for a serious load.
During sewing, the machine uses only one lower thread for both needles, so the strength of the seam is significantly reduced. However, double and triple needles open a wide space for decorative contours embroidery, for this you can use threads of different color and even create a shadow effect. Also, double needles are used when adjusting braid and creating an assembly of rubber band.
There are several types of double needles. They differ in the distance between the needles, the width of the resulting seam depends on it. The needles are selected at the maximum width of the seam of your typewriter: if you choose them incorrectly, during operation they will touch the edges of the metal plate and in the end break.
For high-grade materials, a double needle “Hemline” is suitable
It is ideal for decorative tissue tanks with double-sided stretch (biielastic fabrics, lycra), especially for those that contain a luxury gum used in bathing suits and underwear. Specially elongated needle prevents passing stitches. It is recommended to use reduced speed when working. Buy double needle
Very important information for beginners! All the best to you! With gratitude, Galina.
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Very long ago not sewed. there was no need.
Thank you, very clear, very briefly received answers to all questions.
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Today I will try to make a double line!
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Hello Irina. For a long time, during the councils I bought a double needle, not knowing why, maybe it would come in handy. I tried to sew, one broke and all. two in the box and forgot. Now reading your article I understood why it did not work. The machine was somewhat “Podolsk” now I will look for needles and try again. Thanks for science.
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Irina, thank you very much! Shely has long, but the double needle has not yet applied. Thanks to your understandable and visual video, I will try in the coming weekend!
Thank you for the lesson. Nice to see the work of the master !
Thank you for the lesson. The Council for the location of the coil.
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How to sew a double needle on the sewing machine
Select a straight line, set the needy stitch length and thread tension degree.
We put the fabric under the front face up.
A lines of a double needle with the front side and from the wrong side of the fabric:
Thread tension can be adjusted.
The lines of the double needle is elastic, it can be used when sewing products from stretch tissues, for example, to process a nose nims of a knitwear, if you do not have a diskeyment machine, as in the master class of kashkorsk. Double straight lines are often found on jeans. When sewing products from any fabrics, where the finish is conceived by two parallel lines.