I myself prefer a longer and skinnier needle for most projects. I guess I have lost/broken all of my favorite needles since all of them have seemed “just not right” lately.
My latest project is a friend’s dress that involves a lovely chiffon overlay. I rejoiced when I found the perfect needle for this project! A super duper skinny beading needle! I am pretty sure I bought this pack of John James’ and couldn’t actually use it for the beads I intended… but luckily I held on to it.
see how thin it is compared to the others I had! Perfection. These needles are sharp and flexible, I have a tendency to put a little bend in mine. I have had other thin needles that just snap but these are pretty magical and have a springiness to them.
Now I know these won’t be the best for every situation but for this project… it will slice through 5 layers of light-midweight fabric like buttahhhhh.
Any other needle suggestions out there? What are your favs?