Which Machine is best for me?
Industrial sewing machines can vary by type, shape, size, power and capability. In order to acheive the best results, It is best to use a machine that is designed for your exact sewing application:
LEATHER GOODS / UPHOLSTERY:
In most cases, a machine with a compound feed or walking foot feeding mechanism is necessary for sewing leather goods. When sewing multi-layered or thick materials, a walking foot machine will help evenly feed the material while keeping it from slipping or creating uneven stitches.
A cylinder bed machine will allow you to sew round or cylinder shaped items and into hard to reach areas. The following machines are recommended for sewing purses, bags, wallets, notebook covers, belts, jackets, vests, chaps and more:
For sewing long, flat items a flatbed machine is recommended. The following flatbed walking foot machines are recommended for sewing belts, leashes, straps, upholstery and leather garments:
For products featuring very thick and bulky materials, a heavy duty machine with a thick sewing capacity and powerful feeding mechanism is required. The following machines are recommended for sewing thick leather belts, holsters, knife sheaths, load straps, harnesses, large inflatables, nylon webbing and more: