I do lots of hand sewing, and I love these needles. They’re the perfect length, they don’t arc, they don’t shred your thread…they go through every fabric just beautifully. There are 25 in the packet; open them carefully – once the thin foil wrapping has been opened, they tend to get a little unstable, so have some sort of a container ready. You do have to get used to threading them – the eye is small, but once you do, that won’t even be a consideration. And the Clover needle threaders work beautifully with them. A single pack includes 25 needles.