A new needle of the correct size and type is very important.

An embroidery needle size 75 works well with many threads.

For thicker threads a size 90 embroidery needle may be better although it can make unacceptably large holes in some fabrics.

Ordinary size 80 universal needles or top stitch needles may well produce good results on "normal" fabric but problems such as thread breakage are less likely with embroidery needles.

For metallic threads a needle designed for these threads is advisable.

A few designs require a wing needle.


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