These prevent skipped stitches on heavy fabrics.
Janome has just introduced a new variety of sewing needle called the Purple Tip Needle.
Purple Tip Needles are designed to prevent skipped stitches with heavy fabrics, including knits, while doing sewing and embroidering. They feature a ball point tip to prevent fabric thread breakage and a special cobra shaped head to form a proper needle thread loop so that it prevents skipped stitches caused by the fluctuation of the fabric. And they're available in a heavier #14 size.
Purple Tip Needles are recommended for:
- Embroidery with a high density design and/or thick fabric
- Fluffier thread like cotton
- Quilting multiple layers which normally resist needle penetration
- Sewing knit, tricot, and synthetic fabrics like thick polyester
Here's a quick way to tell which color needle you should use for your specific project.
Red Tip Needle - Has a normal tip. Designed for regular sewing on fabrics such as cotton.
Blue Tip Needle - Has a ball point. Designed for sewing on knits and synthetic fabric.
Purple Tip Needle - Has a ball point with a special "cobra" head. Recommended for high density designs and thick fabrics.
For the best advice on which needle to choose for your next project, talk to your local Janome dealer.
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