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Using the Double Needle, WITHOUT the 2nd spool holderYou can also wind a bobbin and use the bobbin as the second spool of thread. Just put it on the little thing on top of your machine that you put it on to wind it. At least, that’s what my high school sewing teacher had me do.


  • Sacha

    got my machine fixed and i am on my way to double needle time!

  • Miranda Fairchild

    the most amazing thing i have discovered since making my own bias tape. ohmygawd. i love love love it.

How to use a double needle tutorial...shut up!! This is amazing. I learn new sewing stuff all the time!

Using a Twin or Double Needle. Tutorial:

Tutorial on how to sew with a double needle--works great on knits.

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Feather's Flights {a creative, sewing blog}: Sewing 101-Sewing Machine Needles

How to do a double stitch! Who knew there was a special needle? I didn't, my Mom probably did. She is holding out on me!

Vintage package for J.English & Co. needles ~ print out in miniature and slip into sewing basket | Source: D Berry @ Flickr

Easy to follow basic information on sewing machine needles.

Vintage sewing needle package--still have a lot of these. Mom always had a good supply for her sewing, and she also used these things to get slivers out of my hand after she had dipped the end in alcohol --did the trick.