Rib Lacing & Sewing Needles

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12 Inch Curved12 Inch Straight18 Inch CurvedNeedle Assortment
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Needle Assortment of the following: 12" curved, 12" straight, 18" straight.
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A little expensive, but exactly what I needed for rib stitching our home built. Works great.

Jill F Verified Purchase


January 29, 2023

The 12 curved needle is essential for stitching a wing, unwieldy for stitching anything smaller.

Andrew G
April 5, 2021

Nice to have an extra needle for rib stitching if someone wants to help.

August 12, 2020

very good product

Isaac E
June 8, 2020

The needles were just as ordered and would ordinarily rate 5 stars. I rated them 3 stars to bring to your attention that the packaging left a bit to be desired - they were shipped in an large, padded envelope - nothing else - and protruded out the envelope. Discovered the sharp points when retrieving from my mailbox. Be forewarned.

Darrel W
May 19, 2019

I ordered two 12 inch curved needles. One is just as expected. The other one has corrosion where the mandrel clamped on to make the bend. Poor quality control. I expect better for what these cost.

Tc A
September 7, 2017


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Q: What is the diameter of the needles?

Approx .090"