Working with a twin needle, or double needle,
is actually really easy. You can use it for hems, pin tucks, decorative stitches. First
thing I’m going to do is just exchange my single needle for the double needle. It still
has the flat side to the back, so it’s easy to insert just like you’re used to. Then,
let’s see here we’ll get this in flat side, there we go. Tighten it with your fingers,
and then a little extra tighten with the screwdriver. Make sure it stays in place. Now I already have one thread in the machine
right now. Now I can’t use the needle threader, because it doesn’t line up with any one
of the current holes, so we’ll just take this one. It doesn’t matter which thread goes in
which needle. Now this needle happens to be 2 1/2mm wide. You can get them from 1.6, those
are really close together, all the way up to 4.0 double needle will work with this machine.
Take your vertical spool pin, put it on top, and your second spool’s going to just spin
on the top part. Then just thread right on top of your previous
thread. There we go. Catch all the guides and then just add the thread to the other
needle. Sometimes even while you’re sewing, these threads might twist a little bit down
near the eye. Really nothing to worry about unless they’re really getting twisted and
you’re getting some skipped stitches for any reason. Most of the time you just go ahead
and put them in there, and sew. We’re on a straight stitch, 2 1/2 stitch length, center
needle position’s where I want to start. I want to test this out and just make sure
I’ve threaded everything correctly. Looks good. All right so what we’re going to see
here is that on the front side, you’re going to have 2 rows of stitches. I’ve got the red
and green on the top, and then on the back your bobbin’s going to kind of do double duty
back here. Now once you get things going, now you can start to be a little creative.
What if we were to switch it over to a zig-zag? Now first off, you’ve got a 2 1/2mm wide double
needle on. That means if we stitch at 5, we’re going to go off the foot and break a needle.
You need to take 5 minus 2 1/2 is … 2 1/2. I’m going to do 2mm or less, I’m going to
just make sure that as I swing the needle, I clear the foot and I’m not going to break
my needle. I’m going to make sure that I don’t go any less than that on any of my stitches.
You can have some fun with this. Again, using it for hems to duplicate like on t-shirts,
you can actually get a stretch double needle. Look how much fun that is. What if we added
one of the threads to be a variegated thread? Then you’d have some multi-colors going through
there. You can take a lot of your stitches, play around with them, all using different
sizes of double needles.