Leather Sewing machines

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Afternoon all,

Does anyone know if any of the sewing machines at the space can sew leather. @textilestechs could you advise?
Thanks :slight_smile:

The industrial machine can sew leather but it’s better with a Teflon foot. If you don’t have this foot you can use tissue paper between the teeth and the leather and that helps. Leather machine needles are also a good idea. They are triangular and go through with more ease but you can use normal needles as well, I think they leave more of a hole though. And the thread should be polyester or nylon as cotton can rot over time with the leather. Hope that helps.


Also the singer can sew leather we will be following with an induction after we move into the old woodshop


Thank you!