Jeans (Denim) Needle

SCHMETZ Jeans (Denim) Needle

The Jeans Needle has a modified medium ball point and a reinforced blade.

The advanced point design is a SCHMETZ® exclusive.

For penetrating extra thick woven fabrics, denims, or quilts with minimum needle deflection, reduced risk of needle breakage and skipped stitches.

Sizes: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18, 4.0/100



  1. I’ve been using the 100/16 but I’m wondering what the different sizes are for? I always just thought I needed jeans needles and never really paid attention to the size.

    • SCHMETZneedles says

      Determining what size needle to use is based upon whatever fabric (light/medium/heavy denim) you are sewing in conjunction with what type/size thread you are using. The most common sizes are 80/12 and 90/14. The higher the number, the larger the size of the needle blade. While size 100/16 is fine for a heavier denim, you might be able to use a smaller Jeans Needle (i.e., 70/10, 80/12) for a light denim fabric. Unfortunately, there is no correct answer. You most likely will have to experiment to discover which size works best for the combination of thread and fabric being used.

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