When you’re investing in a sewing machine for the first time, it’s only natural to be critical about the pieces that come with it. Do sewing machines come with needles?
Some brands come with a single type of needle while others are more generous that they include other types. In general, there are 3 main types of needles– jersey needles, universal needles, and stretch needles. Those are in addition to the wide range of specialty needles, like the one used for topstitching and sewing leather, denim, and suede.
Now, even if your sewing machine comes with needles, you should know that the lifespan of needles is only 6 to 8 hours of sewing type. Eventually, you’ll have to buy replacements and you may have to do it earlier if you often work on really tough and heavy fabrics.
So, while you’re hunting for the right sewing machine for your projects, it’s best to consider getting the right sewing needles to go with it. That way, you won’t have to stop your project just to get online and order a new set.