A sewing needle for hand-sewing is a long slender tool with a pointed tip at one end and a hole or eye at the other. The earliest needles were made of bone or wood; modern ones are manufactured from high carbon steel wire and are nickel- or 18K gold-plated for corrosion resistance. The highest quality embroidery needles are plated with two-thirds platinum and one-third titanium alloy. Traditionally, needles have been kept in needle books or needle cases which have become objects of adornment. Sewing needles may also be kept in an etui, a small box that held needles and other items such as scissors, pencils and tweezers.
Usage examples of "sewing needle".
Hope became easier to sustain when late 1966 and 1967 brought the biggest advance in women's fashions since the invention of the sewing needle: the miniskirt, and then the micromini.
Tovia's curved sewing needle, too, was very fine and sharp, and her hands were quick about the wincing task of mending flesh where it was required.
Tovias curved sewing needle, too, was very fine and sharp, and her hands were quick about the wincing task of mending flesh where it was required.
Wincing at a particularly hard thrust of the sewing needle, Mat stretched his hand to finger the rolled cloth.
Morn has two infected fingers from pushing the sewing needle through the peanuts, but don't worry.
For just an instant, a sewing needle dropped to the concrete floor would have sent echos bouncing through the vast station.