Handsewing needles

We stock several different types of hand sewing needles, all for different styles of hand-stitching If the exact match to...




We stock several different types of hand sewing needles, all for different styles of hand-stitching

If the exact match to the brand in the photograph is not available we will substitute the same product with an alternative brand (not product)

Sharps : These are general purpose sewing needles used by dressmakers around the world. Size 16, 17 and 18 are known as Carpet Sharps and, as their name suggests, are most commonly used in the design and manufacture of carpets and rugs.

Quilting / Betweens : Specifically designed for quilters, the short length of these needles allows you to stitch far quicker than when using an ordinary sewing needle.

Tapestry / Cross Stitch : These large eye needles allow the user to thread tapestry wool or six- stranded cotton easily. The blunt tapestry point enables the needle to pass through canvas without tearing or splitting its fibres.

Milliners’ / Straws : Although traditionally used in the Millinery trade, these needles are now more commonly used for pleating, fancy decorative stitching or even some types of beadwork. They are similar to an ordinary Sharps needle but longer.

Leather / Glovers : These needles have unusual triangulated (cutting) points to enable them to pass through tough materials without causing unnecessary abrasion. While, as their name suggests, they were originally intended for use when leather working, they are also ideal when working with other media such as suede and soft plastics.

Chenille : Chenille needles are identical to Tapestry/Cross Stitch needles in length and diameter but the Chenille point is sharp, enabling the needle to pass through the coarsest of fabrics.

Darners : Long and sharp with elongated eyes, as their name suggests, these needles are used for darning or mending work. Sizes 14 to 18 are commonly known as Yarn or Wool Darners.

Long Darners : Another form of darning needle, the extra length and larger eyes of the Long Darners make them even more suitable for mending with wool or other thick and coarse threads.

Embroidery / Crewel : Embroidery needles have a longer eye than a standard Sharps needle, making them more suitable for threading stranded cotton. Apart from this, their length, diameter and point profile is akin to that of a Sharps needle.

Easy Threading / Calyx Eye : Perfect for those who find it difficult to thread regular needles, these are standard sewing needles with a cut made in the top of the eye to allow thread to pass through it from above, as illustrated.

Beading : Ideal for embellishing garments with both beads or sequins and sections of hand embroidery

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Betweens 3-9, Betweens 5-10, Chenille 18-22, Darners 1-5, Darners 3-9, Easy Threaders, Embroidery (Crewels) 3 -9, Household Assorted, Leather, Long Darners 1-5, Long Darners 3-9, Sharps 5-10, Tapestry 18, Tapestry 24, Tapestry 26, Tapestry 18-24, Beading 10-13, Milliners/Straws 3-9, Bodkins, Sharps 3-9


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