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September 2016

Heavy Duty Sewing Machines for Leather

If you have always loved the look of custom leather products and wished you could create something similar yourself then you’ll need a heavy duty sewing machine and here at Sewing4Everyone we have a wide selection of perfectly engineered heavy duty sewing machines to suit every need and budget.

Leather products are often some of the most durable fashions but they can also be some of the most difficult products to create. Leather is a material that is thick and resistant, it doesn’t like having a needle stuck in it and much less does it life having a complicated stitch pattern into it and this is why you need to use a heavy duty sewing machine. When you have a sewing machine designed for use on heavy duty and leather items you’ll find that leather items are fun and easy to create.

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But how can you find the best sewing machine for leather, which will meet all your needs. Within our page of heavy duty sewing machines you will see numerous sewing machines available; by clicking here you can find out more about the sewing machines and select the best one for your needs.

Heavy duty sewing machines are ideal for all products such as shoes, equestrian products, handbags, leather sofas, upholstered furniture, saddles, sails, seat covers, automotive upholstery, safety belts, military belts, industrial safety products and so much more. The options of leather products that you can create with a good quality heavy duty sewing machine really are endless.

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Our stocked heavy duty sewing machines have been designed and built to handle extended daily use, a good quality heavy duty sewing machine will be built to last and it will be durable as well as dependable. Heavy fabrics such as leather and even denim are incredibly well suited to heavy duty sewing machines.

Here at Sewing4Everyone we have the experience and knowledge to help you select the best heavy duty sewing machine for your needs and budget, why not contact us now to see how we can help you choose the correct sewing machine.

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A brief history of the Singer 222k sewing machine

For serious dressmaker, the Singer 222k sewing machine is a must have item.

An iconic machine in the sewing industry, the Singer 222k continues to be immensely sought after by sewing machine collectors today.

In this post, we’ve taken a look back at the 222k’s origins, history, and some of the reasons why it continues to attract such attention.

The Singer Featherweight series is a collection of lockstitch sewing machines that were created by the Singer Manufacturing Company throughout the early to mid 20th century.

Estimates suggest that Singer sold as many as 3.5 million Featherweights during the range’s halcyon years, when they were produced between 1933 and 1968.

One of the most popular Singer Featherweights was the 221 model; a machine that still commands attention today. But the model that followed the Singer 221 sewing machine is much less common… And a lot more sought after.

That was, of course, the 222k. Introduced around 1953, the 222k is a free arm version of the 221.

It is also able to lower its feed dogs, meaning that it is suitable for darning and embroidery.

A removable bed plate allows users to easily sew around sleeve cuffs or trouser hems, which is another reason for the 222k’s popularity.

The first free arm machine made by Singer, the portable 222k remains as popular as ever, with many quilters using the machine today.

The Singer 222k sewing machine was only ever made in one factory; the Singer Manufacturing Company’s plant in Kilbowie, Scotland.

From the first in 1953, around 100,000 of these machines rolled off the production line until the last in 1961.

It’s said that supervisors at the U.S. Singer factories refused to make the 222k model, citing the cost of manufacture and arguing that it would not be profitable. And that means the singer 222k sewing machine is extremely rare in the States. It was never sold in the USA, instead being reserved for a UK audience, with some machines finding their way to Canada.

Singer 222k Sewing Machine

As with any collectible, the relative rarity of the Singer 222k is what gives it the edge over some of the more readily available Singer Featherweight models.

In particular, the late 50s and early 60s models are hot property. These were branded with a red ‘S’ badge, which replaced the standard Singer logo.

The machines with the red ‘S’ are much more scarce, and these can fetch as much as an extra 25% in price if in good condition, compared to those with the standard badge.

As a result of their rich history and rarity, Singer 222k sewing machines can command prices well into the thousands, making them a real collector’s item.

Feel free to visit our shop to see our collectable Singer sewing machines….

What is a Walking Foot???

The Walking Foot has often been referred to as one of the most versatile of all sewing machine feet; it’s an unusual looking foot and is designed to provide an extra set of feed dogs for the top of the fabric that is being sewn. The walking foot is ideal for any fabrics that tend to creep when sewing, think slippery & stretch materials as a guideline. The walking foot makes these tricky and sometimes unmanageable fabrics, manageable again.

The walking foot is very popular for those that enjoy matching plaids and checks, as well as gingham and stripes. A very popular addition for those sewers that enjoy quilting as no real skill is required in the matching, you just need to pin the patches and then stitch it with the walking foot – it’s really that simple. When connecting seams in quilting the walking foot really can’t be beat.

The walking foot doesn’t look like other sewing machine feet; it’s big and bulky with an arm that attaches to the needle bar. This additional bar stops the sewing machines pulling the top fabric faster than the bottom fabric, but instead it pulls through the sewing machines at the same rate of speed.

The walking foot is very popular for those that enjoy matching plaids and checks, as well as gingham and stripes. A very popular addition for those sewers that enjoy quilting as no real skill is required in the matching, you just need to pin the patches and then stitch it with the walking foot – it’s really that simple. When connecting seams in quilting the walking foot really can’t be beat.

A popular use for a walking foot sewing machine is for those sewing sail cloth, Dacron and other outdoor materials. Also for making stretch denim jeans. In cases where the walking foot isn’t used the stretch fabric would have stretched too far, but with a walking foot the fabric does not stretch too far and you can create stretch denim jeans that fit perfectly.

Simply speaking, a walking foot sewing machine has been designed to feed materials evenly. It gets its name from the fact that a two piece foot moves one side at a time, in time with the feed and as it moves it appears to walk.

Click her to see our semi industrial sewing machines with the walking foot attachment fitted…

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Singer Sewing Machine Company

Since the early 1850s the name singer has gone hand in hand with sewing and sewing machines. Singer is the spirit and at the heart if practical design and creative innovation and it is that which has characterised the company that it is today and will continue to be as Singer develop new products for the world of sewing.

Singer has celebrated many ‘firsts’ in sewing, such as the world’s first ‘zig-zag’ machine, the first electronic machines and the world’s most advanced home sewing and embroidery machines. Through the years Singer has stayed dedicated to helping people express themselves through the craft of sewing.

Singer celebrated the 160th anniversary of Isaac Singer’s patent on the first practical sewing machine in 2011 and this anniversary seemed to mark an official beginning of Singer and its leadership within the industry, a celebration of a great accomplishment. Over the years since they began Singer have retained their leadership in the industry and have continued their commitment to quality, reliability, innovation and service as the years have gone on.

Singer sewing machines are helping people of all ages and all walks of life unleash their creativity by creating unique garments, home furnishings and other items while enjoying the satisfaction that the sewer has made the product themselves.

First Class Reputation!

Singer work hard to create sewing machines and products that make sewing easy. The Singer sewing machine range offers a sewing machine for every kind of user, from those that are new to sewing to those that are advanced in home sewing and embroidery machines. Whatever you sew, whether it is soft furnishings, clothing, embroidery or quilting Singer will have a sewing machine to suit your needs.

Singer have over 100 years experience of trading in domestic and industrial machines and the current Managing Director at Singer if the fourth generation in the same company. The company, Singer take pride in offering an old fashioned, white-glove service; a service that a sewer can only expect from a company that has gone from strength to strength over a century.

Singer is possibly the most famous name in sewing and it has gone through many changes over the years. The Singer brand has stood the test of time and is still going strong. If you’re looking for a high quality original Singer sewing machine with a great value price tag then why not have a look at the range of Singer sewing machines we have available?

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