Do You Have Special Requirements?
Are you allergic to nickel? If your fingers itch and peel and your eyes get red when you sew a lot, chances are you have a reaction to the nickel plating in your needles. Look for Hypoallergenic needles like the 100% surgical grade stainless steel needles.
Do you leave your needles in your projects for long periods of time? Traditional needles with eventually rust and leave marks in your project. Stainless steel needles will not rust.
Do you have depth perception issues? Side threading needles are so easy to thread you can do it blindfolded.
Do you have low vision, macular degeneration, presbyopia…or just struggle to see that tiny hole in a needle? Either pick needles with larger eyes, like embroidery needles or Chenille needles. Or go for the side threading threading of Spiral Eye Needles or SENCH needles.
Have arthritis or have difficulty with holding onto the needle? Try a longer needle, like a size 4 Sharp or 22 Chenille.