I have been working now for a while with hand stitching, and found my own style, which is pretty much to my liking.
But the time i spend sewing makes my products just to expensive. So I am looking forward to buy a sewing machine.
I am from Germany but living in Barcelona. While in Germany, it seems easier to buy a second hand machine from a dealer,
I haven't found a dealer yet close to barcelona.
1. sewing rather soft vegetable tanned leather Vachetta in the thickness 1.6-2,2 mm
2. maximum 4 layers.
3. Creating a similar stitching look to a 3mm Seiwa pricking iron with 0.6 mm ritza 25
4. Probably with 0.6 mm ritza 44 thread equally to 208 machine thread? (up and down preferably the same threadsize) (0,4 mm is not available in "small" quantities in my colours)
5. Sewing simple straight lines, but also more complicated inside out constructions
As I have never been working with a sewing machine I would rather choose a machine, which is easier to use.
Looking at the options and researching I found a few machines, which I think would be suitable for my needs:
1. Techsew 2750 pro
No Price yet, but situated in Germany/France so probably around the same 2750 € + vat
2. Pfaff 335
Dealer in the south of spain 2650 € +vat
3. Adler 669 / 69
Dealer close to Barcelona 3790 € + Vat
4. Texi HD forte cilindro
Dealer inside Barcelona 2050 € + Vat
My question now is, if you do think, that the extra 600 € towards a Pfaff 335 from the Texi clone are worth it, especially, as the dealer isn't close to barcelona?
The Adler 69 Eco seems to be out of my budget. Techsew would be a nice fit, from what I can see, but in the end the dealer is quite far located. So the service might not be so great.
I would like to pay a maximum of around 2500 €. Did I miss out any option in your opinion?
Thank you and excuse me, that my first post is a request for information ;)