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Date: 6/26/12 12:39 PM

http://www.ctsusa.com/_e/Household_Machine_Needles/product/ORGAN-15x1SPBP/15x1SP_BP_Organ_Needles_Ball_Point_Stretch_or_Elastic_100pcs.htm

http://www.ctsusa.com/_e/Household_Machine_Needles/product/ORGAN-15x1SP/15x1SP_Organ_Needles_Sharp_Point_Stretch_or_Elastic_100pcs.htm

I have just about used up the 5 pack of stretch needles I bought at Joann's and am planning to restock online. I was under the impression that stretch needles are for stretchy knits, so that that they are always ballpoint. But no, Organ has sharp point stretch needles as well. What are they used for?

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Date: 6/26/12 6:05 PM

Per Sandra Betzina - the ball points are for swimsuit fabrics or high lycra.

But if they work for you, that is just fine.

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Date: 6/26/12 6:20 PM

As I understand it, Organ has three types of needles for home sewing machines: sharps, ball point and stretch. Each type is different. The stretch needles are relatively new, and I recently bought a pack of ten on ebay. They are equivalent to the Schmetz stretch needles you bought at Joann's but half the price or even less if you buy them in bulk at CTS.

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Date: 6/26/12 7:42 PM

Then what are the sharp point stretch needles for?

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Date: 6/26/12 8:55 PM

The needles CTS is selling may be designed be for sergers, but it's hard to tell because the wording is unclear.

If you want regular stretch needles for your sewing machine, you should buy Organ's regular stretch needles which are identical to the Schmetz stretch needles you bought at Joann's. The Cutex Sewing website sells a box of 100 for $24.50, or you can buy a pack of ten on ebay with the link I listed earlier.

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