Twin Needle Twist

I have wanted to learn how to use a twin needles for a while. House of Pinheiro has a good post on using twin needles so I followed the instructions over there. I also looked on You Tube for a Bernina Activa to see if there were any tutorials on twin needles. Click here to view a video on using a twin needle on the Bernina Activa.

My first efforts were a total disaster  'practice makes perfect' right? I soon sorted it and all I needed to do was put both my threads through the same side of my tension disks. Once I did this my efforts were good....I  think though I  need to loosen the bottom tension a bit. But I'm not to sure how to do this though. More practice I think!

Twin needle sewing on the
Bernina Activa 220


  1. That is so funny...I have a twin needle that I've used exactly once, because my first attempt was a mess too! I couldn't figure out how to thread the thing. I'll have to try it the way you said...oh and I have a Bernina Activa 120...SO wish I'd gone for the 220, but back then, anything was a giant step up from what I had. :) Anyway, I noticed that you're following my blog and I came over to say hello! :)

  2. Hi there
    I hope it turns out for you I'm going to try twin needles again & games that's for sure.
    I wished I'd bought the Activa 230 because it is a complete automatic buttonhole. but it was way more expensive..I was buying another Bernina mechanical and got talked into the 220....Love your blog by the way:)

  3. hi Thereza, I hope it works.. its difficult to help cause each machine its different but I'm sure practice make it perfect..

  4. Thanks for the tutorial it was really good!


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