The right needle for the job.

Schmetz Leather Needle for Home Sewing Machines.

Has a slight cutting point to penetrate.

You don't need a special leather sewing machine. Sewing leather is not challenging when you have a home machine and needle that can handle the job. Success in sewing leather depends on needles, tension, thread and stitch width. Unfortunately leather is unforgiving if you make a mistake. Remember? Leather was once animal skin? So it's tough material. But the right tools, techniques and especially the right needle will make the job easier. We recommend purchasing all three sizes of these needles. If you have problems with skipped stitches or thread breaking on you, try the next size needle. Thin leather projects may not require an adjustment of thread tension. However, the thicker the leather the more you should decrease the thread tension. If thread breaks often or you are missing stitches, adjust the tension before making any other changes. Try it on a scrap piece, first. Do not pin leather togather. You will make a permanent hole! You need a strong thread to sew leather. We recommend our upholstery thread. If you are using patterns, trace them to the wrong side of the leather. Then cut the pattern. Start a 1/4 inch from the edge and end when sewing leather so you have some room to hold each side of the leather and manipulate it under the foot. Once you have completed the seam, back tack, from the other direction. The points of these Needles are almost like an arrowhead. Use the heavier needles for thicker leather. On synthetic leather, unless itís very heavy synthetic, the needle cuts rather than pierces stitch hole.
12/80 Leather Needle
 Five Pack 
Has a slight cutting point for leather and heavy non-woven synthetics.

Price:   $4.59    

14/90 Leather Needle
 Five Pack 
Has a slight cutting point for leather and heavy non-woven synthetics.

Price:   $4.59    

16/100 Leather Needle
 Five Pack 
Has a slight cutting point for leather and heavy non-woven synthetics.
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Price:   $4.59