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What type of needle should you use for woven fabrics?

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A universal 10/70 is just fine. Kate ADDITIONAL ANSWER:Needles, thread and fabric are project specific. If you are using a light weight fabric a 70/10 Universal needle should work nicely. However, if you're sewing with denim then you would need a "denim needle" or a universal 90/14 to a 100/16. Medium weight fabrics do well with the Universal 80/12 needle and standard sewing thread you can find in any fabric store. If you are sewing on a stretchy fabric then you need needles designed to slide through the fabric without tearing. And, here again, the size of the needle depends on the weight of the stretchy fabric. If you are sewing on leather, you'll need a leather needle. The best place to learn about needles, thread and fabric is "Threads Magazine" - they have excellent resource guides on their website. Sewmetheway

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