Janome Purple Tip Needles - Size 14 (5 Pack)

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Product Overview

Purple Tip Needles are designed to prevent skipped stitches with medium/heavy fabrics, including knits, while doing high-density sewing and embroidering. They feature a ball point tip to prevent fabric thread breakage and a special cobra-shaped head to form a proper needle thread loop so that it prevents skipped stitches caused by the fluctuation of the fabric. This needle is best for heavy-weight knits and dense embroidery designs. It is the recommended needle for quilting with cotton threads.

The perfect needle for free-motion quilting. The Purple Tip Needle is a size #14 flanged needle (shaped like a cobra head) that is specifically designed to help prevent "eyelashing" on the back of your quilt.

Purple Tip Needles are recommended for:

  • Embroidery with a high-density design and/or thick fabric
  • Fluffier thread like cotton
  • Quilting multiple layers and applique which normally resist needle penetration      
  • Sewing knit, tricot, and synthetic fabrics like thick polyester (Tricot fabric has a unique weave that allows it to be smooth on one side, with texture on the other side. This makes the fabric sturdy, yet soft. Tricot fabrics are perfect for luxurious lingerie, apparel, and linings.)

To understand the different types of needles available, view the Janome Needle Guide here. 

  • Size: 14/90
  • 5 Needles per pack
  • Needle System: 15x1
  • Machine Needle Use: Embroidery

Needle types come in an assortment of sizes, choose the needle size for the weight of fabric and weight of thread. Use the chart below as a guide:

*Keep an assortment of needles on hand to make it easy to choose the appropriate needle for each project.

Shaft, Scarf, what is that?

All Janome compatible needles will be the same shape at the shank to sit into the needle clamp – make sure the flat side faces away from you. All needles will be the same length so as not to interfere with the way your machine hook forms the stitch. It is only the size of the shaft and the shape of the tip that determines how your sewing experience differs. Such a small thing can make a huge difference!

So don’t settle for cheap generic needles – their quality and effectiveness can cost you more than their price tag. Use Genuine Janome Sewing Machine Needles to get the best sewing experience.


  • If the thread is breaking or shredding, go up one needle size or try a Top Stitch needle.
  • If the stitches are skipping, change the type of needle point, i.e. Ball Point or Sharp.
  • If the thread is bouncing, go down one size.
  • Check the needle plate, bobbin case and hook often. Any small imperfections may snag the thread as it passes and cause breakage.
  • Clean the machine often.
Part # 202122001
Alternate Part Numbers 859438007
Product Dimensions (needle) 0.20 x 3.90 x 0.10 cm (WxHxD)
Product Dimensions (needle box) 3.0 x 4.5 x 0.7 cm (WxHxD)
Package Dimensions 6.50 x 12.50 x 1.80 cm
Product Weight 0.010 kg
Package Weight 0.020 kg
Shipping Weight ~0.090 kg



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