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.
5 needles per pack.
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.
Sizes 70 to 100 are available in packs of x5 needles.
Please choose your quarter type:Fat Quarter Long Quarter