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  • sydneybean
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    I vote Juki also.

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  • seaturtle
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    Originally posted by bubba View Post
    Remember also, when topstitching on vinyl to use a Teflon foot. You can also put sticky notes or scotch tape on the bottom of the foot, or cover the vinyl with parchment, but you do have to figure something out.
    Wonder if some DST might work...

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  • Equilady
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    Juki. The one I had could go through about anything. It was from their Exceed line.

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  • GrandmaE
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    I have the Juki 2010Q and put it to the test on a neighbors project. She was making a wallet out of used firehose for her husband who is a fireman. It sewed thru seams of a couple layers of firehouse which is thick heavy stuff. The shop where I got it demonstrated it on a leather belt. It is a mechanical machine and only does straight stitch but works well. I Am sure others also would do as well.

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  • cashs mom
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    The industrial Jukis are what most of the upholstery shops I've seen used.

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  • Vonnie
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    I also vote for Juki. I have the Juki 98TLQ and it's metal and mechanical and can sew through thick seams. Check Craigslist. I would think any sewing repair shop would be able to repair. No computer to mess with.

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  • PrettyCurious
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    Some domestic machines may sew through that stuff, but industrial ones will do it with ease and last much longer.
    If you want to try a domestic one anyway, get a used mechanical one. Make sure it's cheap [and ugly], so you won't dispair when it doesn't last.
    My Viking sews through a lot, but I don't do vinyl or leather, and I don't make him sweat very often. I'd hate to wear him out doing jobs that industrial machines are made for.

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  • bubba
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    Remember also, when topstitching on vinyl to use a Teflon foot. You can also put sticky notes or scotch tape on the bottom of the foot, or cover the vinyl with parchment, but you do have to figure something out.

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  • Jean Sewing Machine
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    The straight stitch mechanical machines can power through thick stuff. Every manufacturer has a model such as this, Juki is just one of them.

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  • Hulamoon
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    I think a lot of members will say Juki. That's what I would get if I was doing heavy duty things.

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  • grammaterry
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    I've had Husqvarna's for years and they will sew thru practically anything. Real workhorses.

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  • Claudiaj
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    Heavy duty sewing

    I have a friend that wants to purchase a sewing machine but she wants one that will do a lot of fleece and vinal. She doesn't do clothes or quilts-just some heavy duty stuff. Any recommendations for a machine?
    Thank you.
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