Needle Set

This set of sewing needles is a must-have when stitching together your next e-textile project. Each envelope contains three 48mm, 1.23mm thick needles and two smaller 39mm, 0.67mm thick needles. The eye of each size needle is large enough to easily thread with our conductive thread.

Needle Set Product Help and Resources

EL Wire Hoodie

October 24, 2018

In this tutorial, we will sew standard electroluminescent (EL) wire to a hoodie.

LilyPad Basics: E-Sewing

December 17, 2016

Learn how to use conductive thread with LilyPad components.

LDK Experiment 5: Make Your Own Switch

October 2, 2013

Learn to create and integrate your own handmade switch into an e-textile circuit.

EL Wire Pants

July 18, 2019

In this tutorial, we will sew standard electroluminescent (EL) wire to a pair of pants.

Wireless Glove Controller

April 24, 2019

Build a wireless glove controller with Arduinos to trigger an LED using XBees!

Wireless Gesture Controlled Robot

April 25, 2019

Control the RedBot wirelessly based on the movement of your hand using an accelerometer, Arduino, and XBees!

Core Skill: DIY

Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.


Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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Looking for answers to technical questions?

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    Needle Sizes

    The bigger needles are easier and faster to thread than the smaller ones. Depend on the how many layers of material you are using and the part you are attaching, it might be better to use the smaller needle. For example, if you are trying to secure the snap assortment pack [ ] to a piece of fabric, it would be better to use the smaller needle because of the size of the mounting holes.

  • BunnyProf / about 9 years ago / 1

    Hi, What is the conventional size of these needles, please? Eg size 22? Thank you!

  • Member #357788 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Will these needles fit through the sewable coin cell battery holders used with aniomagic products?

  • How well would these go through Lilypad contacts?

    • Kamiquasi / about 12 years ago / 2

      Pretty easily. Lilypad holes are at minimum 2.5mm diameter, more than twice the thickness of the thicker needle in this kit. I'd use the smaller one unless you're working with stiff fabric, though.

  • Azayles / about 13 years ago / 1

    Will solder stick to these needles?
    I'm thinking super fine probe tips, for example for a logic probe.

    • akcoder / about 13 years ago / 2

      I haven't tried, but if you applied some flux and got it hot enough, you should be able to solder wire to it.
      You might have to rough up the metal a bit, but it should be entirely possible.

    • REDACTED-GDPR / about 13 years ago / 2

      You might also ask if they are coated with a thin layer of paint like some I've seen.

      • akcoder / about 13 years ago / 2

        If they are coated with a lacquer (which I doubt), that can be taken off with a lighter. I've used that method to take the lacquer off of lacquer coated wire.

    • AdamTolley / about 13 years ago / 1

      If not, you could try to square up the shaft a little with sand paper and wire-wrap them.

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