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Schmetz 134 LR Size 160 Pack of 10 Needles

£4.26 £3.55

Schmetz 134 LR Size 160 Pack of 10 Needle

Reverse Twist Point "LR" or "RTW"

With this cutting point you achieve a lenticular incision. This is done at a 45° angle to the seam direction. The result is a decorative seam inclined slightly towards the left.


  • Suitable for all types of leather


  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Bags, suitcases
  • Car seats


  • Best needle for decorative seams

Especially in the manufacture of leather garments, leather shoes, bags, suitcases and belts made from leather, as well as small leather pieces (wallets etc.) stitches are usually required which have a slight diagonal inclination. This seam appearance is produced with the "LR". The incisions lie at an angle of 45° to the seam direction and produce a seam where the sewing thread is turned slightly to the left on the surface of the material. After the point shape "P" it is the one most frequently used.

Tip: For lockstitching on twin needle machines – especially for the lockstitching of coarse decorative seams – the endeavor is often to produce two identical seam profiles using a pair of "LR" needles. The desire for matching lockstitch seams to have an identical appearance is unrealistic in most cases. The reason for this is that with hooks turning clockwise, the loop at the right needle is pulled off in the sewing direction, but at the left needle it is pulled off in the opposite direction. The final placement of the sewing thread between incisions is decisively affected not only by the direction of the incisions but also by the interlacing of needle and bobbin thread. Therefore, due to the fact that the loop of the needle thread of the left seam is pulled off in the opposite direction, the needle thread is interlaced by the bobbin thread in such a way that it lies almost straight on the upper side of the material, irrespective of the direction of the incisions. Therefore, the best result is obtained by using needles cutting parallel to the seam direction like the "S" point. This will result in a straight seam appearance.

Sold in packs of 10.