I love sewing with a double needle. I think it makes such a professional look. When I used them in my sewing class at college, I never had a problem with them. Well I have the same exact sewing machine model, but I have problems with the bobbin thread tunneling. On some knits you can’t see it, but on really light knits it can always be seen. I realized that the foot of my sewing machine has different heights which changes the pressure put on the fabric, and my foot was at the highest. My fabric didn’t have enough pressure on it! Now that my sewing machine foot is at the lowest height, I never have a problem with tunneling!
Here’s really how to use a twin needle.
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Sewing 101 - OneTip That Changed My Double Needle Sewing

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Author: Heather Handmade

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8 thoughts on “One Tip That Changed My Double Needle Sewing

  1. What is tunneling?

    Posted on August 23, 2015 at 3:08 am
    1. When the zigzag stitch underneath pulls straight and forms a tunnel or bump in the fabric.

      Posted on August 26, 2015 at 4:29 pm
    2. Thank you, Heather.

      Posted on August 26, 2015 at 4:58 pm
  2. Thanks for the tip.

    Posted on October 8, 2013 at 3:39 am
  3. I really need to put a double needle on my list… Any recommendations in terms of which width to get?

    Posted on August 14, 2013 at 7:03 pm
    1. I really like the thinner widths because they don't tunnel as much, but I only use stretch double needles for any kind of knit fabric I sew on.

      Posted on August 15, 2013 at 1:02 am
  4. Can I change the pressure on a very basic machine? I had no idea lol

    Posted on August 13, 2013 at 12:49 am
  5. Great tip Heather! I always forget to adjust that pressure when I change from one type of fabric to the next.

    Posted on August 12, 2013 at 4:31 pm