NOTIONS/ACCESSORIES

     Elegant Stitches carries a full line of notions and accessories for all your sewing needs.  Unfortunately, we could not list every single thing on our on-line catalog.  However, we have listed our most popular, harder-to-find items.  If you can't find what you're looking for click Contact Us  or call 1-888-639-9383, we probably have it.  We also carry a large selection of 40 weight Metroscene for normal construction & 50 weight for machine embroidery and Sulky for appliqué and machine embroidery.

     Our notions and accessories are divided into the following categories, click on a name to see what's available.  Each product has an item#, size and price listed.  Click on to add to your order.

 

Buttons Pleaters & Accessories
Elastic Quilting/General Sewing Supplies
Embroidery Accessories- Hand Ribbons
Embroidery Accessories - Machine Rick Racks
Fabric Care Products Scissors
Fun Trims Snaps
Grommets Soutache Braid/Middy Braid
Marking Pens Stabilizers
Needles - Hand Sewing OESD Stabilizers
Needles - Machine Threads-Hand Embroidery
Threads-Machine Sewing/Embroidery
Pearls
Piping/Cording Zippers

Miscellaneous Notions & Gadgets

 

 

MACHINE NEEDLES

Organ  Needles
for machine embroidery
Organ needles have a significant feature in that the eyes are one size larger than most embroidery needles. A larger eye needle, without increased blade diameter, allows the embroidery thread to pass easily through the needle's eye without fraying or snapping. 



$ 9.00 / Pkg of 10

 

Organ Titanium Sharp Needles
for machine embroidery
Organ needles have a significant feature in that the eyes are one size larger than most embroidery needles. A larger eye needle, without increased blade diameter, allows the embroidery thread to pass easily through the needle's eye without fraying or snapping. 
Titanium needles have a high technology ceramic coating. Titanium nitride is layered on the surface of the needles, which extends the life up to five times that of conventional chromium plated needles



$ 17.00 / Pkg of 10

 

Schmetz Double Eye
Size 12/80.
The special construction (double eye) is used for topstitching with decorative threads to produce decorative seams.
$ 5.10 / 5

                                                                   

 

Schmetz Universal
A general purpose needle that can be used on knit or woven fabrics. A casual sewer who might repair a pair of jeans today, a child’s t-shirt tomorrow, and some lingerie next month will probably use this needle most often. It has a long scarf that is great for zigzag stitching and it does not damage knits. It is sharp enough to go through a lot of fabrics but it does have a slight ball point which does not make it ideal for going through many layers or high thread count fabrics. This needle comes in a wide range of sizes from size 60 to size 120.



$3.50/5

 

Schmetz Microtex Sharps
A very slim needle with a thin shaft that helps make very straight stitches. It was developed for the modern micro- fibers and polyesters and high thread count, high quality fabrics used today. The point is very sharp — thus the name — but because of this it is a bit more fragile and needs to be changed more regularly. This is a great needle for piecing high thread count fabrics like Batiks, silks, and microfibers. It is also used for beautiful topstitching or edge stitching. It comes in sizes 60, 70, 80, and 90.



$4.75/5

 

Schmetz Embroidery Assortment
For use with rayon and other specialty machine embroidery threads including polyesters. The special scarf, long smooth groove, and large eye, of this needle protect these more fragile threads and guard against excess friction. These needles come in size 75 and 90. The beautiful sheen of these threads results in outstanding embroidery work. Check the size of the thread and use the appropriate size needle for each thread — remember the finer the thread, the smaller size needle that should be used.

Sizes 75, 75, 75, 90, 90/ pack

$ 5.10 / 5

 

Schmetz Quilting Size 75/11
Made especially for piecing and machine quilting. The thin tapered design of these needles allows them to pass through many layers smoothly to help eliminate skipped stitches and keep stitches even. These needles come in size 75 which is fine for piecing with 50 weight threads.
$ 5.00 / 5

                                                                   

 

Schmetz Quilting Size 90/14
Made especially for piecing and machine quilting. The thin tapered design of these needles allows them to pass through many layers smoothly to help eliminate skipped stitches and keep stitches even. These needles come in size 75 which is fine for piecing with 50 weight threads.

$ 5.00 / 5

                                                                   

 

Schmetz Quilting Assortment
Made especially for piecing and machine quilting. The thin tapered design of these needles allows them to pass through many layers smoothly to help eliminate skipped stitches and keep stitches even. These needles come in size 75 which is fine for piecing with 50 weight threads or size 90 which works well with heavier plain or variegated 40 weight threads for quilting. This needle is sold in an assortment pack containing three Size 75 and two Size 90.

$ 5.99 / 5

                                                                   

 

Schmetz Stretch Size 75/11

Made especially for synthetic suede or highly elastic synthetic knit wear.  This needle is constructed with a medium ball point to help prevent skipped stitches

$ 4.99 / 5
                                                             

 

Schmetz Jeans/Denim
Made especially for sewing through densely woven materials such as denim or imitation leather. It is both strong and sharp. Some quilters use it when sewing through many layers of fabrics, especially high thread count batiks. Choose the size based on the type of thread being used. The heavier jeans threads work best with the larger needle.



$4.50/5

 

Schmetz Topstitch Size 100/16

Has an extra large eye and large grooves to accommodate topstitch thread. This needle helps stitch perfectly straight lines and even stitches. It is helpful to use a straight stitch plate if you are expecting perfectly straight top stitching results.

$ 5.79 / 5
                                                             

 

Schmetz Metallica
A must for sewing with metallic threads. Helps prevent shredding and breaking with metallic threads. It has a double sized, polished, and Teflon coated eye to assure smooth flow of thread. If you have struggled with metallics before and blamed the thread, try again with this specialty needle for trouble free embellishment with these beautiful but sometime fragile threads.


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Schmetz Jersey Ball Point
Made especially for sewing on knits. Its unique point does not damage or break knitted fibers.

$3.75 / 5


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Schmetz Wing
 It is used to create decorative openwork or cut-work on tightly woven fabrics. This needle comes in sizes 100 and 120 and should be used with caution as it is very sharp and is made to actually cut the fabric. The user may want to use a stabilizer and experiment with decorative stitches when using this needle. Carefully hand turn the needle through the stitch movements before actually trying it on the project to assure that the throat plate opening will accommodate the design! Using a straight stitch plate will probably result in a broken needle.



$3.75/1

 


Schmetz Twin Universal

Comes in a variety of needle types and sizes. Double needles are actually two needles mounted on one shaft and are used to create two rows of stitches at the same time. When using a double needle two spools of thread will be used in the top of the machine. Pass the thread from each one on a different side of the tension discs and thread one into each needle. Only one bobbin thread will be used and the stitches will create a double "web" of stitches on the back of the work. Check to see how you like this under stitching prior to using these needles. The package of needles will show two numbers. One is the needle size; the other is the distance between the two needles. This distance varies from 2.0 mm to 6.0 mm. Remember that the needles must fit through the hole in the stitch plate, so if you have been using a straight stitch plate you must change it to a zig-zag stitch plate to avoid hitting the plate with the needles! This could be a disappointing and expensive mistake!
 


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Schmetz Twin Jean/Demin
For jeans and similar densely woven materials. Constructed with two needles from a cross bar from a single shaft. Sews two rows of stitching at the same time. One needle per card. The package of needles will show two numbers. One is the needle size; the other is the distance between the two needles. This distance varies from 2.0 mm to 6.0 mm. Remember that the needles must fit through the hole in the stitch plate, so if you have been using a straight stitch plate you must change it to a zig-zag stitch plate to avoid hitting the plate with the needles! This could be a disappointing and expensive mistake! 



$5.95/1

 

Schmetz Stretch Twin
For synthetic suedes and elastic knitwear. Constructed with two needles on a cross bar from a single shaft. Sews two rows of decorative stitching at the same time. One needle per card. The package of needles will show two numbers. One is the needle size; the other is the distance between the two needles. This distance varies from 2.0 mm to 6.0 mm. Remember that the needles must fit through the hole in the stitch plate, so if you have been using a straight stitch plate you must change it to a zig-zag stitch plate to avoid hitting the plate with the needles! This could be a disappointing and expensive mistake! 



$6.00/1

 

Schmetz Drilling Triple
Triple needles are actually three needles mounted on one shaft and are used to create three rows of stitches at the same time. These needles are especially nice to use for heirloom and decorative stitching, and anywhere else that may require multiple, uniform stitching rows. A sewing machine with zigzag capabilities and front-to-back threading is required.



$7.98/2

 

System EL X 705
This needle is designed for use in electronic multi-purpose sergers that do the overlock, cover, safety, and mock safety stitches. Not suitable for use in normal home sewing machines or embroidery machines. Machines should specify ELX705 system.



$5.50/5

 

 

 

HAND SEWING NEEDLES

Bohin #5 Crewel
15 ct. Exceptional polish for smooth glide through fabric. Fine point to minimize holes. Eye polished with a unique process to minimize breaking thread. Maximum strength, minimum bending.

$ 3.00

 

John James #5 Darner
Long, sharp with elongated eyes for use with yarn or wool.
12 / package

$ 2.00

 

John James #7 Crewel
Embroidery needles have a long eye which makes threading the needle so much easier when using multiple strands of thread. Because of their large eye these needles are suitable for general sewing. They are ideal for people who have difficulty seeing the eye of a needle. 
16 / package

$ 2.75

 

Wendy Schoen Needle Portfolio
Basic Selection
(formally pink portfolio)
One package each of #9 & #10 Crewel,#7 Between, #7 Darner,
#10 Sharps, & #26 Tapestry,
Needle Guide, 20 pg booklet on sizes& uses

$ 20.00

 

Wendy Schoen Needle Portfolio
Intermediate Selection
(formally purple portfolio)
One package each of #7 Long Darners, #10 Crewel, #10 & # 11 Sharps,
#24 Chenille & #26 Tapestry
Needle Guide, 20 pg booklet on sizes & uses

$ 20.00

 

 

Wendy Schoen's Individual Needle Packs

Crewels

#7:  Perfect for beginning shadow work. Also Smocking & Point de Paris stitch  12/pkg
#8:  Medium sized needle for those just beginning shadow work & a staple for smocking   12/pkg
#9:  Perfect for Point de Paris & Shadow work, stem, outline stitch, granito, backstitch & cutwork   12/pkg
#10:  Perfect for shadow work.  Hemstitch, satin stitch, stem or outline stitch, granito, backstitch & drawn thread work.    9/pkg
#12:  Perfect for all types of french hand sewing.  Roll & whip tiniest seams, most delicate of embroidery stitches & miniscule blindstitches.  9/pkg

$3.25 / package



 

 

Sharps

#10: Perfect for Bullions, hems & general purposes.  Other uses include satin stitch, lazy daisy, granito & running stitch  12/pkg
#11:  This very pointed, round-eyed small-frame needle is excellent for making tiny, tight bullions.  Satin stitch, whip stitch & blindstitch 12/pkg
#12:  The smallest sharps available.  Perfect for making tiny, tight bullions.   Whip stitch & blind stitch    9/pkg
 

$3.25 / package


 

Betweens

#7:  Perfect for using Floche.   Other uses include quilting, patchwork, applique, running stitch & backstitch   12/pkg

$3.25 / package


 

Darners

#7: This sturdy, long-eyed needle is ideally suited to picture smocking.  Other uses include crewel or tapestry embroideries, running stitch & other darning stitch embroideries    9/pkg
#7 Long:  The very long, sturdy, long-eyed needle is ideally suited to picture smocking.  Other uses include running stitch & darning stitch embroideries 9/pkg

$3.25 / package


 

Tapestry

#26:  This is the smallest tapestry needle available.  Perfect for Fil Tire, other uses include shadow work, Point de Paris & petit point.     6/pkg

$2.50 / package


 

Milliners

#11:  This long, slender, round-eyed needle is perfect for making extra long bullions.  Other uses include running stitch, beadwork & Brazilian embroideries    9/pkg

$2.50 / package


 

 

Seed Pearls

Pearls Set for Ellen McCarn's Bunny Luv! plate
1- White heart button, 3- 5mm pearls for tails
$ 1.00

                                                                     

 

Pearl Set for Ellen McCarn's Neptune's Family plate
(16-2mm pearls for bubbles & 2-3mm pearls for oyster)
$ 3.00

                                                                     

 

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