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Settings are pretty much the same as a single thread, BUT BE CAREFUL with zig-zag/decorative stitches as the twin needle will strike the presser foot, needle plate, or bobbin case. Boom--one broken, expensive needle! And possibly a piece of needle in your eye! Check to make sure the twin needle will fit through the holes in the presser foot and needle plate. Some twin needles are wider than others. Also, be sure to thread one thread completely and then thread the second so they do not become twisted.

Posted on Sep 07, 2017

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SOURCE: Will the Elure ESL model accept a twin needle

The site shows a twin needle setting.

http://www.babylock.com/embroidery/ellure/

Have you looked at your manual or bought the more expensive book from your dealer? I have found my book for my Evolve a VERY good investment (70 bucks, but worth every penny these past 2 years!)
Baby Lock have very good cust. service either on the web or right at your dealer. Most dealers will give free lessons upon request.
I hope this helped

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

Eva Hack

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SOURCE: Using twin needle with Janome dc3050

you can just use the straight stitch.If you want to use a fancy stitch you have to be careful that the throw, as I call it is not too wide as you could break the needles and put the timing out. Also use a longer stitch than normal.Also use the stretch twin needle.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

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SOURCE: twin needle treading for singer sewing machine 3116

Yes, put your second thread in a cup behind your machine and thread your machine like normal

Posted on Aug 15, 2010

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You can find it here:
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Posted on Nov 16, 2010

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SOURCE: Can I use a twin needle on my Janome MW3018?

Twin needles can be used on any machine. Just make sure you use the correct presser foot......one that allows both needles to work without hitting the foot. Also.........you cannot zig-zag or use any other fancy stitch with a twin needle.......it is strictly for straight sewing. You have to use 2 spools of thread .....thread your machine with both threads as if they were one thread but separate the threads when you get to the needle. There is no change to the bobbin. Happy sewing. I can't be bothered to go to all this trouble so I just sew 2 rows to get the same look. Ofcourse you have to be very good at sewing perfectly straight seams doing it this way. Try both methods on a scrap and see which method you prefer.

Posted on Dec 21, 2010

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Can I use a twin needle on a Pfaff 2056


Since your machine can do decorative stitches, I would think it can take a twin needle. Just BE SURE you have installed the needle plate with the wide hole for the needle and do NOT set a wider stitch than the twin needle can accommodate on it's widest setting without checking by turning the handwheel--the twin needle will overreach and either hit the presser foot or needle plate and sent needle shards flying!!! The manual should have instructions.

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

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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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That is not a twin needle. It is actually two individual needles that are separate. (There are actually some stitches that you would use only one needle, ie hem.)

The manual will have instructions on how to replace the needles. There appears to a hex screw immediately above the needles that is used to remove or secure the needles. With the hex tool included with your machine, loosen that set screw (be careful because both needles will become loose and can drop down into the machine). Hold the needle(s) with the flat side facing the back of the machine, slip them all the way up in the needle holes, hold them in place while tightening the hex screw. Be Careful to not lose the hex screw that hold the needle or drop the screw or needle down into the machine.

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How do I thread my twin needle on my SQ9185 machine correctly so as not to break the needle again. The diagram in the manual is a little "sketchy".


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Hello Erina
Sounds like you purchased and wish to use a twin needle which comes as two needles on a single needle shaft, correct? That is terrific and you have a wonderful machine.
Remove the needle in the machine just the same as you have been over the past 2 years. Unscrew the needle clamp screw, pull down on the needle or part of the needle in the machine and insert the new twin needle shaft into the needle bar. Tighten the needle clamp screw and thread the needles using two sources of thread on the top.
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If using a zig zag stitch make sure that the width does not exceed the twin needle limit; otherwise as the needles swing from side to side they can hit the stitch plate and brake.
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The needle should not hit the bobbin holder at all. Do you have the needle inserted all the way? If it is too low, it will hit. If you are saying the needle is hitting the sides of the needle plate where the needle goes through, then the needle is too wide for the plate. Either use a narrower twin needle or see is a needle plate with a wider needle hole came with your machine. Some decorative stitches can't be used with a twin needle because the combination of width of stitches and width of needle is too wide. In that case, narrow the stitch width until the needle doesn't hit the needle plate or use a narrower twin needle. I hope I have helped and answered some of your questions. Good luck.

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Yes the manual for Brother sewing machines are available from their support site: http://www.brother-usa.com/manuals/default.aspx?ProductGroupID=3#.TyH3fIFtNG9 . I believe the NS40 is the Brother Innov-is 40. The direct link to the manual is http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_Innov_%C3%ADs%2040_%20NEW%20Limited%20Edition_EN_1114.PDF . An E8 error means that a stitch was selected after the twin-needle setting has been selected. Cancel the twin-needle setting and then select a stitch. Then if you are using a twin-needle setting, adjust the machine for the twin-needle setting.

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The best way to hem around a garment where the seam is going to receive stretching during wearing is with a stretch twin (double) needle.

Pretty easy, just turn up an even hem of 15mm right around the hem line (I am assuming that the bottom edge is even, if not, trim it up first), and press this hem allowance up, pin if you have a jersey that won't stay flat but many cotton knits are fine and the pressing will be enough.

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Will the Elure ESL model accept a twin needle


The site shows a twin needle setting.

http://www.babylock.com/embroidery/ellure/

Have you looked at your manual or bought the more expensive book from your dealer? I have found my book for my Evolve a VERY good investment (70 bucks, but worth every penny these past 2 years!)
Baby Lock have very good cust. service either on the web or right at your dealer. Most dealers will give free lessons upon request.
I hope this helped

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