Singer Heavy duty needles size 110/18 are great for sewing heavy materials such as denim, drapery, wool, corduroy, canvas and vinyl. Their tips are super sharp, effectively cutting through thick layers of fabric without catching, breaking or clumping. Heavy duty needles are ideal for sewing heavy canvas bags, adding zippers to coats and sewing tents, but they are not for general use and can leave holes in light or medium weight fabric.

Let your needle work with you for excellent sewing results. For example, a denim needle is much stronger and suitable for heavy material, twin needles can add a decorative element, and quilting needles are thin but strong enough to go through multiple layers. Needle ends are gray for easy identification. Singer Heavy Duty Universal Needles size is 110/18.


Singer heavy duty needle. Choosing the right needle for sewing your projects is just as important as choosing your fabric and thread. There is a wide range of needles to suit different types of fabric. The European metric system of sewing machine needles is numbered from 60 to 110. In both of these size systems, a lower number means a finer needle and a higher number means a larger needle.

Keep in mind that the lighter the fabric, the smaller the needle size and the heavier the fabric, the larger the size. The thread you will be using for your projects will also help you determine the type of needle you need to use in most cases. Remember to use a smaller needle size when using fine, delicate thread. Hand sewing needles come in all shapes and sizes.

There are a few general rules to help you choose the right needle for the job. Sharp knives are used to cut through fabric without tearing or ripping the fabric. Topes are used with a loose or wide weave or canvas to keep the fabric from smelling. Hand sewing needles are assigned numbers for the various sizes available; the smaller this number, the larger the needle.


Singer heavy duty needle. Manufacturers use a numbering system for their needles. They use a letter to categorize the needles and fabrics are symbolized by that letter. Here is a practical guide:

  1. H: universal, universal, general sewing (Singer regular point style 2020)
  2. HS: stretch fabrics (Singer ball point style 2045)
  3. HSUY: heavy stretch fabrics, elastic materials
  4. HJ: denim (Singer style 2026)
  5. HM: delicate linen, silk, microfiber
  6. N: quilting, new threads
  7. 7. ON: embroidery, new threads (Singer chromium regular point style 2001)
  8. HQ: quilting, also binding
  9. RH: basting, long stitches
  10. HLL: Leather (Singer Wedge Needle Style 2032)

Here are the seven reasons why machine needles break.

  1. Poor quality. Use quality polished steel needles.
  2. Improper needle installation.
  3. Wrong substance used. Strong needles for heavier fabrics such as denim or leather.
  4. Do not pull the fabric
  5. Hit the pin.
  6. Release the presser foot. Always tighten the foot screw.
  7. Release the stitch plate.


  1. 1. For best sewing results, needles should be replaced every 8-10 hours of sewing.
  2. Catches or pulls in woven (non-elastic) fabrics: This can happen if the needle is bent or blunt, or if you are using the wrong style of needle.
  3. Skipped stitches on fabrics: Remove and discard the old needle.
  4. Skipped stitches on stretch fabrics: This can happen if you use a regular needle instead of a ballpoint needle. Switch to a ball point needle (Style 2045) which is specially designed for sewing stretch fabrics.
  5. Crackling while sewing: Remove and discard the old needle.
  6. 6. The thread breaks:
  7. Needles break:

This may indicate that the needle size is too small for the thickness of the fabric being sewn, so change the needle to a larger size. If you push or pull the fabric while sewing, the needle could deflect and cause the needle to break. Be a sign that your needle is too large for the weight of the fabric. Change the machine to a smaller needle size.


Singer Heavy Duty needles in size 110/18 are ideal for heavy weight fabrics. These Singer needles are color coded silver for easy identification and are compatible with Singer, Brother, Kenmore, Bernina, Janome, Juki and other quality home sewing machines. Needle size 110/18

All Singer needles are color coded for easy recognition during your sewing projects: top color corresponds to the needle type and the bottom color corresponds to the needle size. Compatible with all quality household domestic sewing machines, including Singer, Brother, Kenmore, Janome, Juki, and Bernina brands.


Selecting the correct Singer heavy duty needle is just as important as selecting the fabric, thread, and stabilizer. There are different sizes and types of needles for different types of fabric. Most needle companies show both sizes on the package. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind: the lighter the fabric the smaller the needle size and the heavier the fabric the larger the needle size. Many times the thread you will be using for your sewing project will also determine the type of needle you choose. For example, when using a fine, delicate thread, be sure to use a smaller needle size.



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