Juki LU2260N Double Needle
What Is the Purpose of a Double Needle sewing machine for Industrial Sewing applications? Have you ever seen two rows of industrial stitching, side by side, that are just perfect? That’s industrial stitching made by a double needle machine. We use Juki LU2260N for our double needle projects.
Double needles are just that, two needles mounted side by side. These needles are measured with two numbers. The first number is the distance between the two needles measured in metric such as 1.8, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 6.0, and 8.0. The second number is the size of both the needles: size 80 or size 90. Put together on the packages they will read: 2.0/80. This would be a double needle that is 2 millimeters wide and each needle is a size 80.
Double needles can be used for creating pintucks, parallel rows of topstitching, a simulation of a coverstitch hem (found on T-Shirt hems) and decorative stitches. The distinct look of a zig- zag the back is formed as the single bobbin thread links with both top threads.
Threading the sewing machine with two threads is just like threading the machine with one thread. Some older machines may have two thread tension disks to separate the threads into for proper tension. Tension settings should remain normal if using regular sewing thread. Check the manual for double or twin needle threading directions.