I have a question abt sewing Ltwt. leather or faux leather.
I have a job coming up, sewing up a few leather items; right now I'm starting a proto
type. But eventually they will be made out of a Ltwt leather or faux leather. I need to make sure,
I have everything I need, from size of needle to the right wt of thread. They will be sewn on my
industrial sewing machine.
Someone told me that you can use a reg. needle in an industrial machine? To me that just doesn't
sound right? The needle that is in the machine now, seems to be a heavy needle with a very sharp
point. It's not a regular sewing machine needle.
I know with leather, you don't want a very large pointed needle, and you have to be careful not to
leave needle marks in the fabric.
Would someone help me out abt what size needle I need, and the weight of thread I would need to
do this job?
I have a singer 20 U industrial sewing machine. I use an industrial size 14 needle. That is the smallest needle that I have for this machine on hand. It works great. I use a teflon foot, and I release as much pressure off the foot as possible. I use poly thread or coats and clark new or upholstery thread if I have it to match. I read not to use cotton thread so I don't. I have made several bags this way and I have not had any problems. If you have questions I will try to help. Judy Baxter