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How to Use a Twin Needle on Your Sewing Machine


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Video Duration: 4 minutes 30 seconds

You’ll love this video if:

  • You want to hem knits properly
  • You want a row of topstitching that will stretch with your garment
  • You want that professional double row of stitching along your hem

You will Learn:

  • How to replace your regular machine needle with a twin needle
  • How to thread the twin needle properly
  • How to sew with the twin needle


A twin needle sews two rows of parallel topstitching, creating a professional finish that you’ll often see on ready made garments, particularly knits. In this video, you’ll learn to install and sew with a twin needle. A twin needle allows you to get the look of a coverstitch from your regular sewing machine!

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About the Expert:

Meg Healy began to sew at the age of 12, where she began experimenting with fabric and seams on her Brother little domestic sewing machine. Studying at both Fanshawe College and Parsons the New School for Design in NYC, Meg gained the technical skills in pattern making and advanced sewing that led to a number of awards for her design and construction skills. Before becoming the Online Editor of BurdaStyle.com Meg worked as a pattern making intern for Vera Wang. Meg also launched her own highly unique clothing line consisting of fashion-forward spandex leggings in 2010.