Embroidering on Satin

What needle should I use when machine embroidering on satin???  JoAnn

Dear JoAnn,
 
References vary for embroidering on satin. However, I have had good luck using a size Schmetz 75/11 embroidery needle with my satin projects, both silk and synthetic. Supposedly, a Schmetz embroidery needle has a point that is neither sharp nor ball point, falling somewhere in between. I strongly suggest that you stitch out a sample on a scrap of your project fabric to determine the best needle to use. If you do not have a scrap of your actual project fabric, use something that is as close as possible to the fabric content and type for testing.
 
Good luck!
 
Evy
www.abitofstitch.com

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