John James Needles (3 Options Available)
John James fantastic general sewing needles, ideal for mending, hand quilting, slow stitching, and a variety of other handwork projects. There are a variety of sizes included here, from Sharps to Chenilles, for use with different types and sizes of threads and different fabric weights.
Not sure what the size means? This is a size 8 Sharp and Sharps in size 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 are the most popular within the sharp family; they're commonly used for general sewing on light to medium fabrics. (Generally speaking, needles are like wire - the higher the number, the smaller and more delicate... in this case, that's referring to the eye of the needle.) A size 8 is great for standard sewing thread and very fine non-divisible embroidery threads as well as for ~1-2 strands of stranded embroidery floss.
The very sharp tip also makes this good for stitching through paper, but you may want to pre-poke holes to avoid visible unintended holes and also to help preserve the life of the needle (lots of stitching through paper, especially without pre-poking, can wear them out faster.)
Chenilles are good for use with thicker embroidery thread, with a longer eye that's better for working with a soft cotton that's heavier weight than a standard sewing thread. If you're going to be using more than 1-2 strands of floss or are using a perle embroidery thread, a Chenille will be a good choice.