Shmetz Hemstitch (1787) 120/19 needles are designed to be used in hemstitching, particularly when working with light to medium weight woven fabrics like those found in heirloom sewing and decorative cutwork. It is also known as a Wing needle because it comes with two little wings on each side of the needle.
Shmetz Hemstitch (1787) 120/19 needles use the 130/750 H system, which is compatible with most home sewing machines, including Brother, Baby Lock, Bernette, Bernina, Elna, EuroPro, Husqvarna/Viking, Janome, Juki, Kenmore, Necchi, New Home, Pfaff, Simplicity, Singer, and White.
- Shaft: The needle is quite wide, which means you’ll have to switch out the single hole foot.
- Scarf: The H in the 130/750 H system indicates that they have a scarf. This allows for the efficient grabbing of the thread by the bobbin hook on your machine. This ensures that a perfect stitch is achieved every time you sew, minimizing instances of skipped stitches.
- Other: It has two wings on each side of the shaft that forces the thread to separate as you make some decorative stitches.
With the Shmetz Hemstitch (1787) 120/19 needles, go for embroidery threads like cotton floss, silk, matte embroidery cotton, among other specialty embroidery thread options.
It is perfect for light to medium weight loosely woven fabrics found in heirloom sewing and decorative cutwork. It also works great for multimedia quilting, where it results in unique stitches.
Shmetz Hemstitch (1787) 120/19 needles are not color coded for type, only size 120/19 (Brown).
- Weight: 0.3 oz
- Width: 2.3 in
- Depth: 0.2 in
- Height: 3.6 in