Universal sewing machine needle with a slip-in threading slot in the eye.
Not suitable for certain fabrics or models of machine - see below for more information.
Eye slotted laterally
Point shape: Slightly rounded point
This needle has a small slot on the side of the eye, which allows the thread to slide easily into the eye. To do this, slide the loop of thread along the right side of the needle until it slides through the slot into the eye.
Not for use with sensitive fabrics (such as silk and microfibre) because the slot might create pulled threads. It should also not be used for quilting as the fibres of the batting might be pulled out. Not recommended for use with denim as the structure of the needle eye is too weak.
Not suitable for sewing machines with an oscillating hook (CB hook) as the thread can slide out of the slot due to the unique movement pattern of this type of hook.