Fleece is the perfect fabric for winter sewing projects. It’s soft, warm and cozy, and it’s so easy to work with. If you want to achieve a neat stitch on your sewing projects with fleece, it is important to choose the right kind of needle. Know how in this post!
The Right Sewing Machine Needle For Fleece
Winning Tips For Choosing the Right Type of Sewing Needle
I must admit, when I first started sewing, choosing the right sewing machine needle for a particular fabric was not a priority. A poor choice in needles can damage your fabric and ruin the stitches. You should select a needle size that can accommodate the thickness of the thread and the needlepoint for the type of fabric. Read through these tips to know how to choose the right sewing needle!
Stretch Sewing Needle
The tip of a stretch needle is more rounded than a jersey needle. The shank creates a neat stitch pattern on elastic, which makes it a good needle for stretchy fabrics. For fleece and faux fur, use a 90/14 needle.
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Ballpoint or Jersey Sewing Needle
The tip of a ballpoint needle is slightly rounded compared to a universal needle. It allows sliding between the fibers rather than piercing them, which reduces runs in the fabric. If you want to avoid skipped stitches, a ballpoint is much recommended, especially if you’re using microfleece.
Sewing with fleece is fun and easy. If you want to sew a project using fleece, watch this video from Melly sews on how to sew a fleece poncho with a cowl neck:
Choosing and using the right kind of sewing needle for fleece is important. We all know that fabrics have different weights and thickness, so you need to classify your sewing machine needles the same way, too. Don’t rely on using universal needles because they could probably damage your fabric and ruin it if you’re not careful.
Do you think there’s another type of sewing needle that should be included? Let me know by leaving your comment below! Are you having a hard time cutting your fabric precisely? Read these tips on how to cut your fabric perfectly!