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Not sure what needle size you want? Here are some tips:

Just looking to mend or put on a button?
The Basic set of three above has what you need for most situations.
The size SE-8 is the smaller needle. Use it for finer materials. Not intended for lace or elastic materials.
If you only want one needle, get the SE-6 It is the work horse needle and can do the most basic tasks.
The SE-4 has a slightly larger opening to the eye for heavier threads, such as button upholstery threads.

Are you looking for a needle for cross stitch or needle point?
You want a Tapestry needle. This means it has a blunt point and a larger eye.
If using Aida Fabric, the thread count of the Aida is the clue to the needle you need.
8 Ct Aida calls for a size 20 Tapestry Point needle.  SE-20T  It holds size 5 Perle Cotton.
11 Ct Aida calls for a size 22 Tapestry Point needle.  SE-22T  It holds size 5 Perle Cotton.
14 Ct Aida calls for a size 24 Tapestry Point needle.  SE-24T  It holds size 8 Perle Cotton.
16 Ct Aida calls for a size 26 Tapestry Point needle.  SE-26T. It holds size 12 Perle Cotton.
If you are doing a project with craft yarn on plastic grid, you want the SE-13T

Are you looking for a sharp needle to embroider on pillowcases or that can hold Perle Cotton thread?
The size of the thread you will be working with determines the size needle you need.

If you work with two or three strands of Embrodiery Floss, you need the SE-6

Perle Cotton size 8 will fit in the SE-24C and the SE-22C.
The SE-24C is popular for people who want a sturdy needle for burying threads and other things.
The SE-24C is also good for doing redwork and projects that use metallic threads.
The SE-24C can also hold up to 6 strands of Embroidery Floss.
The SE-22 is good for doing French Knots in 11 Ct Aida.

Perle Cotton size 5 will fit with the SE-20C and SE-18C.
The SE-20C is smaller than the SE18-C.
If you want a needle to make the smallest hole but hold the size 5 Perle Cotton, go with the SE-20C
The SE-18-C is popular for working on canvas projects. It is a large needle but not as large as the SE-13C..

Quilters have special needles.
TheSE-8Q is similar in size to a 9 Between. Because of the open eye design, doing the rocking quilt stitch is not recommended with my needles.
TheSE-8 is great for doing piecing sewing on bindings and putting in hems.
The SE-6 does most any task. Quilters like it for the same things as the SE-8 as well as for general mending.
The SE-24C is perfect for burying threads. It is also great for basting with Perle Cotton size 8.
The SE-13C is popular for using yarn to tie your quilt together.
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Close up of a Spiral Eye side threading needle
The eye of the Spiral Eye needle
includes an area called the stop
bump that strengthens the eye.
Spiral Eye needles are stainless
steel and made in the USA.
Most popular set of Spiral Eye
1 each size SE-8, 6, & 4

Perfect for your most common sewing
  • Size 8 for doing binding and hems.
  • Size 6 for basic mending as well as
    embroidery work like in towels and
  • Size 4 can hold the heavy button thread.
Set of the three most popular Spiral Eye Needles
three sizes of Spiral Eye Side Threading needles

What is the difference between the Spiral Eye Needles and the SENCH needles?
    Spiral Eye Needles are the only sewing needle made in America.
  1. There is a "stop bump" shape inside the channel into the eye which is there to lock your thread into the eye.
  2. The "stop bump" also makes the open eye design stronger.
  3. They are made of surgical grade stainless steel so they are hypoallergenic and will not rust and do not break.
    SENCH brand needles are made in China using traditional needle manufacturing processes.
  1. They are made of nickel plated steel and have a golden plated eye.
  2. They are a good economical choice for people looking for occasional sewing tasks.
Close up of the SENCH side threading needle eye
The eye of the SENCH brand
needle does not have the stop
bump in it. It still threads easily, and
stays threaded. SENCH needles
are made in China.

Set of six SENCH brand side threading needles

These side threading needles are
made in China with a slightly different eye.

Similar in size to sizes, 8, 6 & 4.

Are for general use: mending and embroidery

Nickel plated with golden eyes.

REGULAR PRICE .... 6 SENCH brand needles
Before you order a set of SENCH needles.... maybe you should
order the choice below. Get three sets for the price of two. Great
stocking stuffers
Close up photo of SENCH side threading needles
Sharps are the basic
sewing and mending
needles. The points are
sharper so they slip into
the material easier and
can  make smaller stitches.

Embroidery projects, such
as pillowcases, using two
or three threads of floss
are often done with the
Size 8 Sharp Spiral Eye Needle
You get a single needle for $5.50
1.4" long - Popular for sewing on lighter weight materials.
Great for sewing hems and putting on bindings.
Size 6 Sharp Spiral Eye Needle
You get a single needle for $5.50
1.5" long - This is the work horse.
The basic mending needle every sewing kit should contain.
Size 6 most commonly used size sewing needle
Size 4 Sharp Spiral Eye Needle
You get a single needle for $5.50
1.7" long - Great for basic tasks that require a heavier duty
like button thread and upholstery thread. Or if you prefer a
longer needle.
Size 8 Quilting (a shorter length size 8 sharp)
Spiral Eye Needle
You get a single needle for $5.50
Because of the open slot on the side of the Spiral Eye
Needle weakens the needle, it is not to be used in the
rocking quilt stitch with a thimble pushing it. However, some
people like the shorter size to bury threads in their quilt.
Chenille needles have a sharp
point and a slightly larger eye for
heavier threads. The also tend
to be a bit heavier or larger
diameter shaft.
Spiral Eye Needles come in tapestry and chenille points

Size 24 Chenille Spiral Eye Needle
You get a single needle for $5.50
Perfect for Embroidery projects
Use to tie off a quilt with six strands of embroidery floss or
size #8 Perle Cotton. Often times this one is recommended
by Long Arm Quilters for burying threads.
Size 22 Chenille Spiral Eye Needle long
You get a single needle for $5.50
1.8" long!!!!
Perfect for basting with  #8 Perle Cotton
Size 18 Chenille Spiral Eye Needle
You get a single needle for $5.50
Sharp point, large eye. Holds # 5 Perle Cotton Thread
Size 13 Chenille Spiral Eye Needle
You get a single needle for $5.50
Sharp point, largest eye, holds 4 ply craft yarn. Popular for
tying quilts.
photo fo seweasy punch tool with a spiral eye needle
Tapestry Needles have a
blunt point and are used for
projects such as Counted
Cross stitch when you want
to make sure the needle
goes between the weave of
the material you are sewing
and does not split the
threads of the material. Or
when doing paper projects
where the whole is

Size 26 Tapestry  -  Petite length
Spiral Eye Needle
You get a single needle for $5.50
Blunt point. Holds #12 Perle Cotton. Compare to the Nordic
Needle "Perfect Needle".
Some beaders like this short little needle.

Size 24 Tapestry Spiral Eye Needle
You get a single needle for $5.50
Blunt point. Holds size #8 Perle Cotton.
This is the most popular size used for counted
cross stitch projects.

Size 22 Tapestry Spiral Eye Needle
You get a single needle for $5.50
Blunt point, can hold size #8 Perle Cotton
This needle is perfect for those sewing on
their paper projects.
The size 22T Spiral Eye Needle is smaller in diameter than
the traditional eye "free needle" included with the stitch
piercer tool....and far easier to thread!

Size 20 Tapestry Spiral Eye Needle
You get a single needle for $5.50
Blunt point, can hold size #5 Perle Cotton
Size 13 Tapestry Spiral Eye Needle
You get a single needle for $5.50
Blunt point, largest eye.
Holds 4 play craft yarn.
Used for plastic grid projects & embellishing.
Popular for capturing the stray threads on a Serger machine.
A complete set of the Spiral Eye sewing
Contains: one each of SE-8Q, SE-8, SE-6, SE-4,
SE24C, SE-22-C, se-20C, SE-18C, SE13C, SE-26T,
SE-24T, SE-22T, SE-20T, SE-13T, SE-1, 8B
16 Needle
Spiral Eye Needle
Popular for burying thread in quilts. It is similar in size to the
22-C or SE-4.
The design includes the stop inside the eye that keeps the
thread captured inside, but it does not have the carved out
area for the thread to rest against.
It is best used in projects where you sew one stitch down
and one stitch up but do not try to do multiple stitches and
then pull the thread through.
Size 8 Side Threading
Spiral Eye Beading Needle
You get a single needle for $5.50
Two inches long, size 8, blunt beading needle.
Does not have the stop inside the eye.
Fishermen like it for making Lindey Rigs with 10 pound test
Spider or Fire Wire line.

Slip your 6 pound test line into this
Spiral Eye Needle and sew the
needle and the line through the
length of your worm or bait.

Pull the entire needle out the other
end of the bait.

Use the needle to thread your hook.

Results: Your bait will move naturally
in the water with the hook at the end
of the bait the bigger fish is going to
bite at first.
Fish Baiting
Spiral Eye Needle
Do not have the "stop bump" inside the eye.
You get a single needle for $5.50

Long Fish Baiting
Spiral Eye Needle
6.5" long extra sharp needle for Fish baiting.
Learn more about fish baiting needles
how to bait a minnow with a spiral eye needle
Small Fish Baiting Spiral Eye Needle
2" long
Spiral Eye side threading machine needle
Side Threading Machine Needles
Made by altering the eye on a SCHMETZ brand
universal needle.

Set of two size 80/12 universal needles
Side threading machine needle by Spiral Eye Needles clsoe up
SCHMETS self threadin needle
This is the self threading needle sold by SCHMETZ.It is NOT the same as the
Spiral Eye side threading machine needle I make using SCHMETZ machine

Notice the difference:

Compare the Spiral Eye side threading needle (above) with the SCHMETZ self
theading needle(on the left.) tHE sPIRAL eYE SIDE THREADING MACHINE

The SCHMEZ self threading needle has a slot that is straight into the middle of the
eye. This may be less expensive to make, but it comes unthreaded when you stitch
and it can catch on threads.

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Side Threading Needles  
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Patents pending in Canada, Europe, and China
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