Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Embroiderer's Delight: Lovely Sewing Needles

Okay so I know sewing needles aren't always the most exciting of embroidery paraphernalia but you maybe haven't seen these embroidery needles yet...

I picked up these pretty little packets from John James Needles online. Aside from the extremely cute packaging they are also very reasonably priced and have a selection for most different types of embroidery. As you can see from the picture I decided to go for some general embroidery needles along with more specialist needles for crewel work and cross stitch. Each pack is different but comes with anything between 10 - 18 needles of various sizes suitable for that particular style of embroidery technique.

The inside of the packet also explains that the needles have a large eye that can take up to six strands of thread. I don't know how many times I have purchased embroidery needles only to find that half of the packet don't have large enough eyes to hold any more than 3 or 4 strands of thread at a time.

The needles also come in their own little envelope which can be used afterwards to store them in if decide to get rid of the lovely packet. I haven't had them for very long so I can't quite decide if this is a good or bad thing. The packs that have the perforated holes always seemed to be easy to pop the needles back in and hold them in place but hey we'll just have to wait and see.

Most importantly I have used the needles so far on cotton which has been a nice experience. The needles don't drag through the fabric and are comfortable to work with.

Give them a try yourself and let me know what you think....


  1. What cute packaging. You know I always thought a needle was a needle until I started sewing! I also though they lasted forever until I got my first sewing machine and found out how easy they are to break!

    1. I know I was the same until I used some really good needles. They're much kinder to your fabric because of the sharpness but do more injury to your hand if, like me, you are prone to accidentally stabbing yourself every once in a while!