Hemstitch / Wing Sewing Needles Use the hemstitch needle (also known as a “wing” needle) on light or medium weight loosely woven fabrics, such as linen and batiste. This very sharp needle features a “wing” on each side which pierces / cuts holes into the fabric to create unique decorative openwork. The user may want to use a stabilizer and experiment with decorative stitches. Carefully hand turn the needle through the stitch movements before actually trying it on a project to assure the throat plate opening will accommodate the design! 1 per pkg.