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Can I use a twin needle on a Singer Trafition? It seems to only sew one line of stitches.

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Probably depends on the model. Was a twin needle included with your starter kit?

This one indicates it will take a twin needle:
2277 TRADITION

Your owner's manual or the product specifications are probably the best source for information.

Instruction Manuals

BTW, you are using 2 spools of thread, right? You need to thread both needles with separate spools (do not twist the threads when threading!).

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How to Use Twin Needle on Your Sewing Machine

Be sure to verify the machine is set to straight stitch. Any zig-zag could break one or both needles!

You also will have to thread the needles manually as the needle threader will not work on twin needles.

ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread!

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