Machine Sewing Basics

Sewing Machine Needles 101

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If you’re a beginner sewist, you might not realize just how many different sewing needles exist, let alone which type to use. That’s why Mary Beth Temple is here to save the day! This beginner sewing video covers the four most common types of sewing machine needles (universal, stretch or jersey, embroidery, and leather) and teaches you when to use them, so that you don’t have to worry about unwanted holes in your fabric. You’ll also learn when to change your needles, the difference in needle numbers, and the parts of the needle, so that you can tackle your next project with complete confidence.

  • Christina R.

    Thanks for this video, this info is something I have been needing for quite a while. I am one of thise that have really gotten discouraged with my machine and so have not used it in over a year now.

    • Ashley J.

      Hello there! So glad you enjoyed this video and that it was helpful. Don’t miss Mary Beth’s other videos on our site! They’re a great sewing resource. Have a great day! – Ashley, WeLikeSewing


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