Hand Sewing & Machine Needles

Hand sewing and sewing machine needles don't need to be confusing. Dritz® Sew 101™ has the basics.

  • Sharp hand needles: for general sewing and most fabrics. The larger the needle size, the shorter and finer the needle. Select your needle size according to the weight of your fabric. In general, keep in mind that you don't want a giant needle going into a fine fabric. 
  • Universal machine needles: for most fabrics and most machines. Your sewing machine manual will tell you if you need a specific sewing machine needle. Select your needle size according to the weight of your fabric.
  • Thimbles: for protecting your fingertips while you sew. The safety ridge on top of the thimble keeps your needle from slipping. Two sizes are available.
Dritz Sew 101 Thimble, medium
Item #: 27521
Dritz Sew 101 Thimble, extra large
Item #: 27522