Extra Extra long sewing needle for bringing your embroidery thread through a large doll's head.
These are actually made for beading crafts, but I am offering them here as doll supplies as I have found them very helpful when making larger dolls.
Please note, they are not as sturdy as our other sewing needles. They bend very easily and require a bit of patience getting it through the doll's head, but it offers the possibility to embroider the face that wouldn't be possible without the length these provide!
When you make a Waldorf Inspired cloth doll, you typically start on the back of the head by tying a knot in the embroidery floss and pulling it through to the front of the head, which requires a SUPER long needle to be able to reach through the entire head's diameter.
Which is what these needles are perfect for!
Needle Diameter : 0.8 mm
Needle Total Lengths:
Large: 23 cm / 9"
XL: 35.5 cm / 14"
Made in China, ready to ship from Iowa, USA.
Used to add a few stitched into the smooth lower back cushion (to allow room for a spinal deformity of 96 y.o. mother) & it all worked out well.
I thought the eye might be too small, but, using Upholstery tough thread, it all worked. I really pulled very hard on the threads, tying them to the seat metal frame in the back of the cushion. It's all still great, 7 days later. Didn't realize the XL needles would be so bendable but in my case, it was very beneficial as I had to start from the back of the cushion & aim up, to get it through the thick foam & aim it come out exactly where I wanted it & back through the cushion so I could tie the upholstery thread off! I was glad the needle was flexible; thank you sew much!!!
Super fast shipping. The needle is perfect for making stuffed animals. Thank you so much!!
Have not used but am happy with purchace
What a great find! Just what I needed for beginning and ending embroidered doll eyes and mouths , drawing the floss to the top of the head to fasten off. Other long needles have large eyes that leave a hole in the face fabric. These long, thin needles with small eyes solve that problem. Thank you for carrying them, Acorns & Twigs, and for such quick shipping each time I’ve ordered :blush:
Very true! I love that they are so thin - especially good for smaller figurines!! Thanks Sherri!