Needles are friends we have at hand when we need to sew a hole in a garment, sew something new or relax while embroidering. We could have a basic division of needles into hand needles and sewing machine needles - both domestic and industrial. If your leisure activities include embroidery, you will use sharp, fine or blunt embroidery needles. Manufacturers of handbags and leather products will appreciate leather needles. The specialty is the needles for poor eyesight, which have a specially shaped eye, where the thread is threaded by simply sliding it from above the eye, a small fuse ensures that even when threading through thick fabric, the thread does not slip from the needle. Proven manufacturers Galant, Schmetz, Organ or Pony are a guarantee of high quality.
Needle is very old instrument invented as a tool for connecting of materials during process of making dress. First produced needles were designed to pierce furs and they had no eyes as needles of modern days have. Modern needles for hand sewing have holes, called the eyes, at the blunt end to carry thread or cord through the fabric or other sewn objects after the pointed end pierces it.
Needle is basic instrument used to make garment and connect various parts together. Apart from tailors, shoemakers, upholsterer etc. use it as well. It consists of three parts: eye of needle for threading, body of needle and tip designed for piercing in material. Needles are made of metal but they used to be made of bones or wood. They are used both for manual handling and into special sewing machines. As relative instruments there are punches and pins.