I love adding that little extra special touch to the things I make. It may be an unexpected bow or pleat.An extra ruffle or embroidery. I was playing around with my Babylock and a wing needle I purchased a while back. I have to admit that I had never taken it out of the package and I am embarrassed to tell you how long it has been sitting. I think on my next trip to the fabric store I will have to pick up some quality linen to test with. I love the heirloom look the wing needle creates.
The tips I have for using a wing needle are:
- Use a light weight embroidery thread the same or one shade darker then your fabric.
- Use some stabilizer under your fabric and if the holes are not defined enough use a double layer.
- Go slow and try not to stop while stitching this can cause an uneven and misaligned row of stitches.
- Natural and loosely woven fabrics work the best.
I think my first project will be hemstitched linen handkerchief for my Mother and then a pretty sundress for my daughter. Do you have a wing needle? What have you made with a wing needle? If you do not yet own a wing needle do you think you might purchase one and if so what do you want to make? Let us know we love hearing from you.