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  1. I made these gloves

    What I see is that fingers are cut very close to one another. Been there done that not going back. This leads to either leather or stitches ripping in between fingers sooner or later. I pattern gloves from a hand with fingers spread as far apart as possible and those never rip.
  2. What is preventing knives from cutting stitches when inserted/removed from the pockets?
  3. Ho Hsing G60 servo or what?

    650 watts is plenty.
  4. Singer 8-8 heavy duty

    These are probably used for stitching canvas straps onto truck tops?
  5. Pfaff 335: Advice Appreciated

    One is hand lift, the other is foot pedal lift. You get more lift with the foot pedal. My 335 is old casting and it takes up to #22 needle. Tex 70 is definitely a go, even Tex 90 works. Not sure what that is in ## but both are smaller than #138.
  6. The industry has not been devastated - it is thriving. Workforce - a different story.
  7. Help with a boot pattern

    These two pikers probably stole those boots. They are similar but simpler than modern riding boots. You'll need lasts though.
  8. Another US textile factory bites the dust. This is so sad. US made textiles used to be the best quality you could find.
  9. Juki ddl 227

    The seller can say anything, that does not make it truth. All DDL series machines are high speed textile bottom feed machines. Period.
  10. Sewing canvas

    Depends on what you define as canvas. The kind found on folding beds, or the kind used for towing straps.
  11. I doubt it is capable of stitching belts with or w/o a roller foot. Kid gloves - possible. Wallets - kind of possible. Anything heavier is going to cause frustration.
  12. It will stitch a broad range of textiles and lightest leather, that is it. Might work with a roller foot if this machine is all you can afford.
  13. Colombia is a very strong competitor in leather business worldwide. They turn out amazing quality hides and stunning patterns and stitching. It is nearly impossible to compete with their quality and price. Italy makes goods just as good or better, but at a much higher price. Then there is Mexico, which is just plain outright cheap. India, Pakistan and then China do amazing work for cheap too. This is a very competitive market, while North America wears less and less leather garments and upholstery. Ecoleather (puke...) is replacing genuine leather everywhere, same as particle board replaced genuine wood in furniture. There are too many of us on this planet now, and goods have to be pumped out fast and cheap. Sad.