Question by  kat22 (20)

Do you need a special sewing machine to work with denim?

The sewing machine needle snaps in half when I try to sew through two layers of denim.


Answer by  Adelle (277)

You shouldn't need a special machine but you may want a sturdier needle. Some sewing machines come with a set of needles varying in thickness. If you are concerned about the strength of the needle currently in your sewing machine, take a look at the manual for instructions.


Answer by  Sidian (7)

You don't need a special sewing machine for demin, but you do need a different needle. There are different needles for different kinds of fabric and since demin is so heavy it requires a stronger needle. Your local fabric store should carry the different needles for your sewing machine or you could try the manufacturer's website.


Answer by  LexiP (722)

You might want to get a heavy duty sewing machine since the fabric seems to be too thick. Reviews online say Brother Heavy Duty CE4000 is good for that.


Answer by  aralexis (27)

Yes you need jean needles you can buy them at your local craft store down the notions asile.You can also purchase them online at Joanns .They also make sewing machines that sew denim.Best place to look is at your local craft store they can answer any other quetions you might have.


Answer by  Gretchin (352)

You can use a household sewing machine. You will need to use a needle that is for denim/heavy material. You will find it in any sewing department.

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