Leatherwork Sewing Machinery From An Industrial Perspective

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Industrial sewing machines are ideal for businesses that need to produce a  considerable volume of clothing, bedding or upholstery, as they are faster and  more durable than domestic ones.  

This means they can cope with intense mass production without the motor or  machines themselves wearing out.  

While industrial sewing machines are great at what they do, the one limitation  they have is they are designed to work on heavy weight leather, canvas,  tarpaulins, and webbing type materials.


Can they be used on any leather and such materials? 


Although industrial sewing machines have been designed to work on fabrics,  some can be modified so they are able to work with light to medium-weight  material leather etc 

If you are handling this type of material heavy material such as leather etc, it is  important to use the correct needle sizes and thread. These are spear-shaped, which works by cutting the leather as the stitch is  being formed. Without these special needles, the machine will struggle with the  material.  


Do I need a leatherwork sewing machine?

 Heavy weight 

While some industrial sewing machines might be able to work on light- to  medium-weight leather type material, if you need heavy-weight leather stitching or have a constant flow of leatherwork that needs handling, they will not be  sufficient.

Leatherwork and heavy duty material like canvas, tarpaulins, and webbing type  materials etc, a heavy duty walking foot machine is definitely needed These types of machine are designed specifically not to damage the leather, so  you can be confident all the stock will remain in good condition.  

They will also be able to repeatedly work on the material without wearing out as  easily as other models would.  


Controlled stitching 

These days and fitted by us on all our machines have built-in speed reducers  fitted on the motors, which provide more controlled sewing. While you might  want to speed up production, it is more worthwhile to make sure every stitch is  accurate.  

This is because, when working with leather, if any mistakes are made, the whole  thing often needs to be scrapped. To avoid unnecessary waste of material and  time, the speed reducer allows for more meticulous, and accurate, sewing.  


Works with other materials 

Another reason to invest in leatherwork industrial sewing machines is they work  on all types of leather, including upholstery, suede, belts, harnesses, bridles,  saddles, and garments.  

Thanks to their sturdiness and durability, they are also able to operate on  canvas, upholstery fabric, denim, waxed canvas, and vinyl. This means you can  expand the types of material you provide, as you have the equipment to handle  heavier fabrics.  


Correct presser foot

It is important to get the correct presser foot when getting a leatherwork sewing  machine, as this makes it easier to sew different layers of material.  

A walking presser foot pulls the leather together with the other fabrics through  the machine at the same time. This provides symmetrical stitching, so the end  product looks perfect.  


Types of machines 

We at Castle Sewing machines Ltd supply every type of heavy duty machine new  or used, whether you are sewing purses wallets a narrow cylinder arm like Juki  244, or 245 machine is what you need, heavy material like harness and slings, a  wide cylinder or flat bed Juki 441,or Juki 243, or really bulky items such as tents  and tarpaulin a long arm machine with a 75cm 30-inch bed is needed Juki LG158  or Seiko JW8BL 


To find the right leatherwork and extra heavy equipment for your needs, take a  look at the variety of Castle Sewing Machinery we have available.