Hi everyone, I was hoping to get some advice on my first machine. I've been at this for the past 2 years and I can no longer keep up with all the hand stitching lol. So I'm looking to get a couple sewing machines for different work, but just starting with the one for now Because I can't really afford two at the moment. I figured I'd start with something for my light to medium stuff like bags/purses/wallets etc and then later on get one of the 441 style ones for the heavy stuff.
I make a wide range of things and with wallets and saddlebags, belts, book covers etc I use veg tanned 4-5oz - 7-9oz with a lot of tooling. For purses and clutches etc it's usually 4-5oz chrome tanned and Kodiak type stuff. So at most it'd be about 3 layers of those.
I Was told the 441 type machines have more trouble with the smaller things looking really clean, so I figured I'd get one for the smaller stuff like the purses and bags, and then eventually get the big one for the rest. But again, I don't know anything about sewing machines lol. Should I just save up and get the big machine?
Right now I'm hand stitching everything with the braided chord from tandy and i like the look of that thick thread.
I was looking at a couple so far:
The techsew 2700, 2750
The titan 650
Oh, I'm in Alberta too if that makes a difference.
Sorry for the long post, just trying to give as much info as possible lol. Any help is greatly appreciated!