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Clover Patchwork Pins (Fine) 0.4mm x 36mm Clover Patchwork Pins (Fine) 0.4mm x 36mm
£9.75
1 in stock
100 pins/pack 0.40mm x 36mm Extra-fine pins, which smoothly pass through fabric. Useful for precise pinning in delicate piecework and applique. Head is iron-proof glass.
Clover Protect and Grip Thimble: Large Clover Protect and Grip Thimble: Large
£8.50
2 in stock
Flexible rubber for a gentle fit. Ridged tip to allow pressure when pushing the needle. 50-80% lighter than a metal thimble. Breathable rubber material. Available in three sizes. Large is approximate diameter: 17mm.
Clover Protect and Grip Thimble: Medium Clover Protect and Grip Thimble: Medium
£8.50
2 in stock
Flexible rubber for a gentle fit. Ridged tip to allow pressure when pushing the needle. 50-80% lighter than a metal thimble. Breathable rubber material. Available in three sizes. Medium is approximate diameter of 15.5mm.
Clover Protect and Grip Thimble: Small Clover Protect and Grip Thimble: Small
£8.50
1 in stock
Flexible rubber for a gentle fit. Ridged tip to allow pressure when pushing the needle. 50-80% lighter than a metal thimble. Breathable rubber material. Available in three sizes. Small: approximate diameter is 14.5mm.
Colonial Thimble-It Colonial Thimble-It
£9.75
1 in stock
Self adhesive and reusable finger pads that make any sewing, needlework, cross stitch or quilting project easier and more comfortable. Simply add one pad per working fingertip and you can enjoy hours of sewing pleasure. Long lasting and convenient. Pack contains 64 finger pads.
Colonial ThimblePad Colonial ThimblePad
£12.95
Out of stock
Works like a thimble, feels like a dream. Comfortable enough to wear all day. Reusable self adhesive leather pad sticks to your fingertip and is tough enough to handle the heaviest stitching projects. Its lightweight construction gives you more needle control. Keep handy - sticks to any hard surface. Comes in a handy pack of 12 pads.
Colonial UltraThimble Colonial UltraThimble
£12.95
2 in stock
Quite simply the ultimate thimble for any hand stitching. Made of stainless steel with precision cut dimples for great needle control. Secured to finger with special reusable adhesive. Stitch pain free for hours at a time. Pack contains 1 thimble and 8 reusable adhesives.
EZ Quilting Flower Head Pins 2 EZ Quilting Flower Head Pins 2"
£2.25
1 in stock
75 pins per pack. 2in/5.08cm length to pin multiple layers of fabric. Easy to iron over with their flat head and bright colours. Head is not heat resistant - do not apply iron directly.
John James Ballpoint Bead Embroidery Hand Sewing Needles - size 10 (JJ10710B) John James Ballpoint Bead Embroidery Hand Sewing Needles - size 10 (JJ10710B)
£1.40
3 in stock
John James Ballpoint Embroidery Needles are a short sewing needle with the same diameter as an embroidery needle, with a rounded point. With a ballpoint sewing needle you can smoothly embellish pieces of cross stitch or tapestry with beads, sequins and pearls without splitting the fibres of the base canvas. Pack includes: 6 no. size 10 Ballpoint Embroidery Needles
John James Beading Hand Sewing Needles - size 10 (JJ10510) John James Beading Hand Sewing Needles - size 10 (JJ10510)
£1.75
2 in stock
John James Beading needles are very fine, long straight needles with long eyes made from the finest steel wire and are expertly crafted. These needles are designed for and are fantastic to use with beads, pearls and sequins; great for embroidery crafts, they are particularly useful in the art of threading and stringing pearls. Pack includes: 4 no. size 10 Beading Needles, 55mm length x 0.46mm diam…
John James Beading Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 10-13 (JJ10503) John James Beading Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 10-13 (JJ10503)
£1.85
12 in stock
John James Beading sewing needles are very fine, long straight needles with long eyes made from the finest steel wire and are expertly crafted. These needles are designed for and are fantastic to use with beads, pearls and sequins; great for embroidery crafts, they are particularly useful in the art of threading and stringing pearls. Pack includes: 2 no. size 10 Beading Needles: 55mm length x 0.46…
John James Big Eye Quilting Hand Sewing Needles - size 10 (JJ12510) John James Big Eye Quilting Hand Sewing Needles - size 10 (JJ12510)
£1.75
6 in stock
As the name suggests, this John James quilting needle has a big eye designed to make threading easier, an absolute favourite with quilters. An essential tool for hand quilting. Pack includes: 12 no. size 10 Big Eye Quilting Needles, 25.5mm length x 0.53mm diameter
John James Bodkin Set (JJ60900) John James Bodkin Set (JJ60900)
£1.25
1 in stock
John James sewing bodkins are flat or round and they have large eyes for threading yarns, tapestry wools, perlé threads, cords, tapes and elastics. Pack contains: 1 no. flat tape threader and 1 no. sewing bodkin. The sewing bodkin features 2 eyes, therefore it is classed as 2 sewing needles in 1. The smaller threading eye is ideal for thread and the larger eye is more used for tapes and elastics,…
John James Chenille Hand Sewing Needles - size 22 (JJ18822) John James Chenille Hand Sewing Needles - size 22 (JJ18822)
£1.35
3 in stock
John James Chenille sewing needles are large eye needles and are identical to a Tapestry or a Cross Stitch needle in length and in diameter. However, the Chenille point is sharp, rather than round and blunt, and is used in the art of crewel embroidery and ribbon embroidery. Originally they were used for chenille work, hence the name. This size is perfect for sewing with Perlé threads. Chenille siz…
John James Chenille Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 18-24 (JJ18884) John James Chenille Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 18-24 (JJ18884)
£1.35
Out of stock
John James Chenille sewing needles are large eye needles and are identical to a Tapestry or a Cross Stitch needle in length and in diameter. However, the Chenille point is sharp, rather than round and blunt, and is used in the art of crewel embroidery and ribbon embroidery. Originally they were used for chenille work, hence the name. This size is perfect for sewing with Perlé threads. Chenille siz…
John James Childrens Plastic Hand Sewing Needles: Blue & Red (JJ146BR) John James Childrens Plastic Hand Sewing Needles: Blue & Red (JJ146BR)
£1.35
Out of stock
These John James plastic sewing needles are ideal for children to use in all sorts of projects. They come in blue and red with a large threading eye for threading yarn, soft cotton and embroidery sewing thread. The blunt points protect small fingers whilst sewing. Also available in pink and green. Great to use when teaching little ones to sew. Pack contains: 2 no. Plastic sewing needles
John James Childrens Plastic Hand Sewing Needles: Pink & Green (JJ147PG) John James Childrens Plastic Hand Sewing Needles: Pink & Green (JJ147PG)
£1.35
Out of stock
These John James plastic sewing needles are ideal for children to use in all sorts of projects. They come in pink and green with a large threading eye for threading yarn, soft cotton and embroidery sewing thread. The blunt points protect small fingers whilst sewing. Also available in blue and red. Great to use when teaching little ones to sew. Pack contains: 2 no. Plastic sewing needles
John James Curved Repair Hand Sewing Needles - assorted sizes (JJ60100) John James Curved Repair Hand Sewing Needles - assorted sizes (JJ60100)
£2.25
1 in stock
John James Curved Repair sewing needles are also known as Curved Mattress needles. They are a necessity for every workbox, whether you are a general sewer or a crafter. They are used for general repair and are also great for sewing fabric boxes together and repairing lampshades. Pack contains: 2 no. 2" and 1 no. 3" curved sewing needles Full curved length / Gauge / Diameter 2" / 21 / 0.81mm 2" / 1…
John James Deluxe Knitters/Crocheters Sewing Up Needles - Bent Tip (JJBENT) John James Deluxe Knitters/Crocheters Sewing Up Needles - Bent Tip (JJBENT)
£1.50
Out of stock
These John James Knitters Needles are commonly known as sewing up needles and, as the name suggests, they are used by knitters to sew pieces of work together. Both needles have a bent tip, this means the point of the needle is angled which makes it easier to pick up stitches especially when the pieces of work are heavily patterned. Pack contains: 2 no. Bent Tip Knitters Needles Size 14, the larger…
John James Easy Threading/Calyx Eye Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 4-8 (JJ11448) John James Easy Threading/Calyx Eye Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 4-8 (JJ11448)
£1.35
1 in stock
John James Easy Threading sewing needles are sometimes referred to as a Calyx Eye Needles. These hand sewing needles have a slotted threading eye at the top into which the thread is passed through. They are specially made and are perfect for those people who have difficulty threading ordinary sewing needles. Pack contains: 6 no. Easy Threading sewing needles
John James Embroidery/Crewel Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 3-9 (JJ13539) John James Embroidery/Crewel Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 3-9 (JJ13539)
£1.35
Out of stock
Embroidery sewing needles are sometimes referred to as Crewel needles. Embroidery needles are similar in length and diameter as a Sharp needle and they have a sharp point. However, they have a long, extra large eye, which makes threading the needle so much easier when using multiple strands of stranded cotton embroidery thread. John James Embroidery Needles come in various sizes...Sizes 1, 2, 3 an…
John James Embroidery/Crewel Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 5-10 (JJ13550) John James Embroidery/Crewel Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 5-10 (JJ13550)
£1.35
10 in stock
Embroidery sewing needles are sometimes referred to as Crewel needles. Embroidery needles are similar in length and diameter as a Sharp needle and they have a sharp point. However, they have a long, extra large eye, which makes threading the needle so much easier when using multiple strands of stranded cotton embroidery thread. John James Embroidery Needles come in various sizes...Sizes 1, 2, 3 an…
John James Hand Sewing Needle Threaders (JJThread) John James Hand Sewing Needle Threaders (JJThread)
£1.25
1 in stock
No household should be without a Sewing Needle Threader for those occasions when you just cannot thread a needle – whether it is a fine sewing needle or the thread is too chunky for the needle – here's your answer from John James. John James also offers a chunky sewing yarn threader. Pack contains: 2 no. needle threaders
John James Household Assorted Hand Sewing Needles - assorted sizes (JJ10300) John James Household Assorted Hand Sewing Needles - assorted sizes (JJ10300)
£1.35
Out of stock
An assorted pack of hand sewing needles from John James for general everyday sewing needs. No household should be without this re-useable pack of sewing needles. To open bend the top of the card back away from the plastic to remove a sewing needle. When closing the needle package, insert the plastic cover under the perforated cardboard tab to secure the sewing needles. Pack contains: 12 no. Househ…
John James Household Repair Hand Sewing Needles Kit - assorted sizes (JJ60200) John James Household Repair Hand Sewing Needles Kit - assorted sizes (JJ60200)
£2.25
Out of stock
An assortment of John James hand sewing needles every household should have for those tasks when an ordinary sewing needle is not enough. This pack contains a collection of 5 unique repair needles, including curved and leather needles ideal for sewing into difficult and hard to reach areas. Be amazed how quickly a difficult task is made easier by using these needles!
John James Knitters/Crocheters Sewing Up Needles - sizes 14-18 (JJ69838) John James Knitters/Crocheters Sewing Up Needles - sizes 14-18 (JJ69838)
£1.35
Out of stock
These John James Knitters Needles are commonly known as sewing up needles and, as the name suggests, they are used by knitters to sew pieces of work together. Pack contains: 2 no. Knitters Needles size 13, the larger needle in the pack, is ideal for sewing up aran and chunky garments and the smaller size 18 needle is ideal when sewing up garments made out of double knitting, 3 Ply, 4 Ply and baby…
John James Leather Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 3-7 (JJ18037) John James Leather Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 3-7 (JJ18037)
£1.30
Out of stock
John James Leather hand sewing needles are sometimes referred to as Glovers needles because years ago they were used by glovers, who specialised in the art of hand making gloves. These needles are still used today, especially in all types of leather work including shoe making and shoe repairs, belts and leather garments. Leather needles have a triangular point, which enables them to pierce and pas…
John James Mattress Hand Sewing Needles (JJ62810) John James Mattress Hand Sewing Needles (JJ62810)
£4.50
5 in stock
John James Straight Mattress Needles are a straight sewing needle used in upholstery, upholstery restoration and repair. A really useful tool for repairing sofa cushions. Traditionally the length of the Mattress Needle is quoted in imperial measurement (inches) and its diameter is the gauge of the wire used in its manufacture. Pack contains: 2 no. Mattress Hand Sewing Needles length 10" x 13 gauge…
John James Milliners/Straws Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 3-9 (JJ15039) John James Milliners/Straws Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 3-9 (JJ15039)
£1.35
Out of stock
John James Milliners/Straws hand sewing needles...Milliners sewing needles are sometimes referred to as Straw needles and are traditionally used in hat making, hence the name reference to Straw since in the past so many hats were made out of straw. These needles are long with round eyes and are ideal when used in the art of pleating and creating fancy decorative stitching, commonly known as smocki…
John James Milliners/Straws Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 5-10 (JJ15050) John James Milliners/Straws Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 5-10 (JJ15050)
£1.35
1 in stock
John James Milliners/Straws hand sewing needles...Milliners sewing needles are sometimes referred to as Straw needles and are traditionally used in hat making, hence the name reference to Straw since in the past so many hats were made out of straw. These needles are long with round eyes and are ideal when used in the art of pleating and creating fancy decorative stitching, commonly known as smocki…
John James Quilting Hand Sewing Needles - size 10 (JJ12010) John James Quilting Hand Sewing Needles - size 10 (JJ12010)
£1.35
7 in stock
Quilting hand sewing needles are sometimes referred to as 'Betweens' needles and are a very short and fine needle with a round eye. Traditionally they were used by tailors and professional sewers; today they are most commonly used in the art of quilting. Their short length allows the quilter to create quick and even stitching. It is recommended that beginners use a size 5, 7 or 8. Experienced quil…
John James Quilting Hand Sewing Needles - size 9 (JJ12009) John James Quilting Hand Sewing Needles - size 9 (JJ12009)
£1.35
11 in stock
Quilting hand sewing needles are sometimes referred to as 'Betweens' needles and are a very short and fine needle with a round eye. Traditionally they were used by tailors and professional sewers; today they are most commonly used in the art of quilting. Their short length allows the quilter to create quick and even stitching. It is recommended that beginners use a size 5, 7 or 8. Experienced quil…
John James Quilting Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 3-9 (JJ12039) John James Quilting Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 3-9 (JJ12039)
£1.35
21 in stock
Quilting hand sewing needles are sometimes referred to as 'Betweens' needles and are a very short and fine needle with a round eye. Traditionally they were used by tailors and professional sewers; today they are most commonly used in the art of quilting. Their short length allows the quilter to create quick and even stitching. It is recommended that beginners use a size 5, 7 or 8. Experienced quil…
John James Sharps Hand Sewing Needles - size 9 (JJ11009) John James Sharps Hand Sewing Needles - size 9 (JJ11009)
£1.35
2 in stock
Sharps are a general purpose hand sewing needle. They are the most common needle found in the home and are used by dressmakers around the world. Their short round eyes provide added strength during sewing. Not sure which size to buy or use? The general rule is the bigger the number the finer and shorter the needle. Use Sharps sizes 2, 3 and 4 for general sewing on medium to heavy fabrics. These si…
John James Sharps Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 3-9 (JJ11039) John James Sharps Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 3-9 (JJ11039)
£1.35
10 in stock
Sharps are a general purpose hand sewing needle. They are the most common needle found in the home and are used by dressmakers around the world. Their short round eyes provide added strength during sewing. Not sure which size to buy or use? The general rule is the bigger the number the finer and shorter the needle. Use Sharps sizes 2, 3 and 4 for general sewing on medium to heavy fabrics. These si…
John James Sharps Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 5-10 (JJ11050) John James Sharps Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 5-10 (JJ11050)
£1.35
Out of stock
Sharps are a general purpose hand sewing needle. They are the most common needle found in the home and are used by dressmakers around the world. Their short round eyes provide added strength during sewing. Not sure which size to buy or use? The general rule is the bigger the number the finer and shorter the needle. Use Sharps sizes 2, 3 and 4 for general sewing on medium to heavy fabrics. These si…
John James Short/Cotton Darning Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 3-9 (JJ14539) John James Short/Cotton Darning Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 3-9 (JJ14539)
£1.35
Out of stock
John James Short Darners are sometimes referred to as Cotton Darners. They are strong hand sewing needles with sharp points and long threading eyes and are commonly used for mending and darning using cotton and yarn. Pack includes: 12 no. Cotton/Short Darners Needles size 3 54mm length x 0.86mm diameter size 9 45mm length x 0.61mm diameter
John James Silk Ribbon Embroidery Hand Sewing Needles Collection - assorted sizes (JJ47010) John James Silk Ribbon Embroidery Hand Sewing Needles Collection - assorted sizes (JJ47010)
£4.00
Out of stock
The John James Silk Ribbon Embroidery hand sewing needle collection is very special indeed and is designed for the discerning sewing needle enthusiast. This is a superb collection of 25 sewing needles including Chenille, Tapestry, Embroidery, and Beading, Milliners, Sharps and Quilting needles, all of which are used in the art of embroidery and embellishing fabrics by using silk ribbons, organza r…
John James Tapestry Needle Threader (JJTAPTHRD) John James Tapestry Needle Threader (JJTAPTHRD)
£1.25
3 in stock
The John James Tapestry/Yarn Threader is for those occasions when you just can't thread a sewing needle – particularly when the thread is too chunky. Pack contains: 1 no. Tapestry Needle Threader
John James Tapestry/Cross Stitch Hand Sewing Needles - size 20 (JJ19820) John James Tapestry/Cross Stitch Hand Sewing Needles - size 20 (JJ19820)
£1.35
Out of stock
Tapestry sewing needles are sometimes referred to as Cross Stitch needles. They have a large eye and a blunt round point and are especially adapted for the use in needlepoint, petit point, countered cross stitch and plastic canvas work. The larger sizes, such as 13 and 14, can also be used for stitching knitted projects together or crochet work and are sometimes referred to as “sewing up” needles.…
John James Tapestry/Cross Stitch Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 18-24 (JJ19884) John James Tapestry/Cross Stitch Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 18-24 (JJ19884)
£1.35
Out of stock
Tapestry sewing needles are sometimes referred to as Cross Stitch needles. They have a large eye and a blunt round point and are especially adapted for the use in needlepoint, petit point, countered cross stitch and plastic canvas work. The larger sizes, such as 13 and 14, can also be used for stitching knitted projects together or crochet work and are sometimes referred to as “sewing up” needles.…
John James Tapestry/Cross Stitch Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 24-26 (JJ19846) John James Tapestry/Cross Stitch Hand Sewing Needles - sizes 24-26 (JJ19846)
£1.35
Out of stock
Tapestry sewing needles are sometimes referred to as Cross Stitch needles. They have a large eye and a blunt round point and are especially adapted for the use in needlepoint, petit point, countered cross stitch and plastic canvas work. The larger sizes, such as 13 and 14, can also be used for stitching knitted projects together or crochet work and are sometimes referred to as “sewing up” needles.…
John James Tapestry/Cross Stitch Petites Hand Sewing Needles - size 26 (JJ19926) John James Tapestry/Cross Stitch Petites Hand Sewing Needles - size 26 (JJ19926)
£1.50
5 in stock
Tapestry Petite hand sewing needles are part of the John James Tapestry/Cross Stitch needle family. These sewing needles have a large eye and a blunt round point. However, they are shorter in length than the ordinary tapestry needle, allowing for quicker stitching, nimbleness and accurate finishing. These needles are ideal for use in needlepoint and countered cross stitch. Pack contains: 6 no. Tap…
John James Tapestry/Cross Stitch Petites Hand Sewing Needles - size 28 (JJ19928) John James Tapestry/Cross Stitch Petites Hand Sewing Needles - size 28 (JJ19928)
£1.50
12 in stock
Tapestry Petite hand sewing needles are part of the John James Tapestry/Cross Stitch needle family. These sewing needles have a large eye and a blunt round point. However, they are shorter in length than the ordinary tapestry needle, allowing for quicker stitching, nimbleness and accurate finishing. These needles are ideal for use in needlepoint and countered cross stitch. Pack contains: 5 no. Tap…

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