The Schmetz- Universal (1708) 70/10 Universal needles are designed to be used for most woven fabrics, some knits, and synthetics. They’ll work best when used with woven and knitted fabrics, preventing designed to prevent broken or shredded threads, skipped or uneven stitches, and puckered or damaged fabrics when sewing
This makes them great general-purpose needles. They are made using quality high carbon steel wire mixed with nickel and plated with chrome. This makes then remarkably strong, hard to break, and heat resistant. They will also not corrode or rust for a very long time.
The Schmetz- Universal (1708) 70/10 Universal needles use the 130/705 H system, which is compatible with most home sewing machines, including Brother, Baby Lock, Bernette, Bernina, Elna, EuroPro, Husqvarna/Viking, Janome, Juki, Kenmore, Necchi, New Home, Pfaff, Simplicity, Singer, and White.
Each card contains 5 needles.
- Shaft: The needles feature strong shafts that minimize deflection, reducing the risk of breakage and skipped stitches. This also ensures accurate needle placement for stitch formation.
- Shank: The needles come with flat shanks, which makes them fit more easily into your machine, ensuring the perfect stitch every time. This reduces the risk of breakage while also giving you an easier time as you replace or try to fit them into your machine for the first time.
- Scarf: The H in the 130/705 H system indicates that they have a scarf. This allows for the efficient grabbing of the thread by the bobbin hook on your machine. This ensures that a perfect stitch is achieved every time you sew, minimizing instances of skipped stitches.
- Eye: The eye is large enough to comfortably fit most small to medium threads. Because of this, they help prevent excess friction when using fragile thread, preventing the thread from fraying or breaking when the machine is in use.
- Tip: They have a slightly rounded point that is designed to prevent shredding and breakage when sewing with metallic and other machine embroidery threads.
Since the Schmetz- Universal (1708) 70/10 Universal needles are universal needles, they’ll work well with most light to medium weight threads. Try to match the thread type you use with your fabric of choice.
They’ll work well with most woven fabrics, some knits, and synthetics. This list includes linen, cotton, twill, satin, chiffon, tweed, fleece, Ponte, and spandex.
Schmetz 70/10 universal needles are not color coded for type, only size 70/10 (Green).
You may return the new, unopened items within 60 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item).