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The time has come - you are beginning to think about upgrading to a heavy duty sewing machine. The internal components of a sewing machine determine how many storms your sewing machine can weather. All TuffSew machines are built with metal gears, not plastic. Metal gears will last many more years than plastic gears. Highlighted by our TuffSew Straight Stitch industrial walking foot sewing machine, we now carry many different types of machines to help you complete all of your sewing projects. With over 25 years in the business, you can be assured your machine will be stitched in and ready to sew upon arrival.
Whether you sew because it’s your hobby or your livelihood, it’s important to continue to learn different concepts and techniques along the way. Sewing begins to be a challenge when you decide to start tackling multiple layers of material underneath your presser foot. After reading this article, you should be better suited to handle situations when you must sew thick materials.
First you need to ask yourself “What type of sewing machine am I working with?” This is extremely important because every sewing machine has its limitations. If you are using a regular household sewing machine, the following 3 tips will help you:
1) Do you need all that additional layer lining? Probably not. Cut off the excess (especially for side seams) but make sure not to break the actual stitching.
2) Use the largest size needle acceptable for your sewing machine. Usually a size 18 or 19 needle will allow you to penetrate the multiple layers more effectively.
3) In situations when you are breaking needles –maybe you are sewing a strap for a purse- use the hand wheel alone.heavy duty sewing machines