HLx5BP Organ Flat Shank Heavy Duty Needles - 100/Box Ball Point
Organ Brand Home Machine Flat Shank Embroidery Needles
HLx5 Heavy Duty - Ball Point 100 Needles (10 Packages of 10 Needles)
HLx5: This needle is made for sewing and embroidering hard, thick or heavy materials. It will embroider and sew through multiple ply applications like quilting, jeans, applique or heavy embroidery. This needle is actually an industrial needle with a flat shank. If you are bending or breaking regular 15x1 needles, this needle could solve your problem. These hard chrome needles will outlast a standard 15x1 and the PD/titanium version of the needles are even more wear-resistant.
Ball Point: Ballpoint machine embroidery needles are designed to alleviate making holes in knit or loosely woven materials. The cross fibers which constitute the knit or loosely woven materials are relatively far apart as compared to those in tightly woven materials. When an embroidery needle with a standard "set" or "sharp" point encounters one of those fibers in penetrating the fabric, it cuts right through the fiber. This creates a hole in the fabric. The ball point needle pushes aside the fiber it encounters in penetration and thereby avoids making a damaging hole in the fabric. (It is also recommended to use the thinnest possible needle for a particular fabric)