Superior's Titanium-coated needles are recommended by the pros for sewing, quilting, embroidery, clothing construction, piecing, and more.
A thin layer of titanium-nitride is plated on the needle in the final step. This coating doesn't make the needle stronger (in terms of tensile strength), it keeps the point sharper, longer. Titanium-nitride is very tough substance and has excellent abrasion resistance.
The Topstitch needle style is what we personally use nearly 100% of the time we are on our sewing machines. Topstitch needles have a larger eye than other needle styles. It is nearly twice as long as the eye on a Universal needle. This extra space allows the thread to have more space to move, which reduces friction and results in fewer thread breaks. There is also a deeper and wider groove on Topstitch needle. This helps keep thread close to the needle and reduces friction from rubbing against the fabric.
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