Schmetz Ballpoint / Jersey Machine Needles | Sizes 70 - 100
Ballpoint needles are manufactured (as the name suggests) with a ball on the point. The ball parts the fibres/threads of the fabric you are stitching rather than piercing them as a conventional needle would.
This makes the needle ideal for stitching knitted materials or those with elastic properties such as lycra & jersey fabrics. It stops laddering and ensures the elastic qualities remain intact as the fibres of the fabric are still able to move freely.
Sizes 75 through to 100. 5 needles per card.
Also assorted packs of sizes 70-90s and 70-100s.
Full Info Below.
Schmetz Jersey Needles are available in various sizes (cross-sectional diameter). Sizes start from 70nm (0.7mm thickness) up to 100nm (1.0mm thickness).
The size you require is basically dependant on the weight / fabric thickness you are sewing. As a guide size 90 tends to be the favourite and is ideal for mid-weight fabrics.
For ease of identification Schmetz stamp the needle size on the shank of every needle they manufacture.
Jersey Needle Pack Sizes & Assortment
Sizes 70 to 100 are available in packs of x5 needles.
Assorted Pack 70-90 includes: 2x size 70, 2x size 80 and 1x size 90.
Assorted Pack 70-100 includes: 1x size 70, 2x size 80 1x size 90 and 1x size 100.