October Resolution: Trying to Conquer the Twin Needle

Who needs the New Year for resolutions? That is far to conventional, don’t you think? Plus everybody keeps telling you that New Years’s resolutions are broken by the middle of January.
So I decided to make an October resolution!In October this year I will try to get the hang of sewing with a twin needle!
Yep, I agree, that’s not all that exciting. It’s not quite like busting over 50 metres of fabrics from  the stash or sewing a new wardrobe or anything fantastic like that. But it is something I would really like to be able to do properly.

I even used to use a twin needle without too much of a problem. But that was years ago (although on the same sewing machine I have had for years). But in the last two or three years I have never been able to get a decent stitch with a twin needle and have finished all my knit projects with a zig-zag-stitch. Of course that works perfectly well, it just looks a bit … well … home-made.

I tried everything: new needle, new type of needle, new thread, different thread, different tension, threading both needles at the same time, threading the needles separately, long stitches, short stitches, change sewing machine, go back to normal sewing machine – no luck! And all that while I have lots of yummy knits waiting to be made into tops (with the sleeves I’m in love with 🙂 ).

So in October I am going to set down and take some proper time to figure out the twin needle issue. Promised!



4 thoughts on “October Resolution: Trying to Conquer the Twin Needle

  1. macinic September 28, 2013 at 1:19 pm Reply

    I look forward to reading about your findings 😉

  2. rachsews September 29, 2013 at 10:34 am Reply

    Let us know if you discover any secrets to working with a twin needle. I am like you – I used one a while ago and had no (major) problems with it, but last time I tried I could only get a single row of stitches – and then it made none at all! How does that happen?

    • Chris September 29, 2013 at 10:00 pm Reply

      I so hear you! Any miracle cures for Twin Needle Syndrom will be published immediately!

  3. […] really thought I had cracked it! As promised I put my October resolution into practiced an sat down with my sewing machine, a brand new twin […]

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