I have been reading posts on this forum for a while, so helpful! I have many years of experience with industrial machines for garments, but this is my first foray into leather for handbags. Your expertise/advice would be greatly appreciated. I am going to purchase a cylinder arm walking foot machine from my usual local sewing machine dealer.
I am looking at purchasing the Pfaff 335G-6/01.
What I will be sewing:
Handbags made from soft leather that is 2 mm thick. Straps for the bag also.
Pfaff's specs say that it allows for a size 12 - 16 needle and up to 70 Tex thread.
Is this the right machine for what I will be sewing?
I know there is no right or wrong thread size but is there a general rule of thumb/range for the size thread and needle you should use for sewing seams and topstitching for a handbag of this weight of leather? Would this machine be able to handle those thread sizes?