Needle is the basic sewing component. Needle is the carrier of sewing threads. The stitching is done by the help of needle. Various type of needle is used in apparel industry. The selection of needle depends on various factors.
Basic Shapes of Needle Points: Depending on the shapes of needle points, needle is classified as the follow.
- V – Point/Set Point Needle: This type of needle is used for woven fabric sewing. It is classified as follow.
- Slim/Sharp set point
- Medium set point
- Heavy set point
- Ball Point Needle: This type of needle is used for knit fabric sewing. This type of needle is classified as follow.
- Light ball point needle
- Medium ball point needle
- Heavy ball point needle
The uses of the needle depend on the end use of the materials. So, select your needle types which you need.