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Does the kenmore 15343 stitch denim?

Hi, I am considering buying a kenmore 15343 as i am looking for something light and basic.Does this machine sew thick fabric? I have read conflicting reviews and am confused.Pls help.

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I have used Denim material on this machine successfully. Check all of your settings well (tension, lower feed dogs), and use a heavier gauge needle and thread. I take the stitching slowly so not to stress anything, but I have effectively cut up and re-born some of my kids' old jeans, as well as my own. The only issues I have had was sewing multiple layers of thick and thin items.
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Posted on Nov 10, 2008

Try a denim needle.

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