shannon porter

Portable Consew Walking Foot

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Hi, I saw a portable walking foot consew online (poss eBay) & wondered how thick of leather I might sew & how reliable is a portable?

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We have sold a few of these to people sewing soft leather like chaps,wallets & they work good,but they won't sew hard leather.

They around 1/4"

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These machines are based on a domestic frame and have limited capacity for leather.

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Thanks!

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And IIRC, they typically use a pretty aggressive set of teeth on the feed dogs...which would tend to heavily mark vegtan.

Also, please keep in mind that the maximum clearance you see listed in a machine's specs is NOT the maximum sewing thickness, and that sewing at (or above) the max sewing thickness will prematurely wear out the machine.

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