Janome Purple Tip Sewing Machine Needles
Purple Tip Needles are designed to prevent skipped stitches with heavy fabrics, including knits, while doing sewing and embroidering. They feature a ball point tip to prevent fabric thread breakage and a special cobra shaped head to form a proper needle thread loop so that it prevents skipped stitches caused by the fluctuation of the fabric. And they’re available in a heavier #14 size.
Purple Tip Needles are recommended for:
- Embroidery with a high density design and/or thick fabric
- Fluffier thread like cotton
- Quilting multiple layers which normally resist needle penetration
- Sewing knit, tricot, and synthetic fabrics like thick polyester
Here’s a quick way to tell which color needle you should use for your specific project.
Red Tip Needle – Has a normal tip. Designed for regular sewing on fabrics such as cotton.
Blue Tip Needle – Has a ball point. Designed for sewing on knits and synthetic fabric.
Purple Tip Needle – Has a ball point with a special “cobra” head. Recommended for high density designs and thick fabrics.