General Sewing Needles


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This collection of needles is for general sewing and repairs. For easy threading, try the embroidery needle. It has a large eye and is reasonably fine for easy gliding through fabrics.
Envelope contents includes 18 needles:
  • Embroidery 7 (x9) 
  • Sharps size 5 (x4)
  • Short Darner 3 (x5)


More about the needles included in this set:


  1. Embroidery / Crewel Needles
    • 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 needles
  2. 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.
  3. Short 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.