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Sewing leather what needles do I need to sew light weight leather such as hand bags and purses?

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Leather needles, they make little cuts in the leather as opposed to normal needles that try to punch wholes, which does not with such dense material as leather.

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I have a Singer sewing machine#7258 what setting and needle and thread do I use to sew leather

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Use a brand new heavy needle (leather). Avoid using upholstery or thicker thread as that sometimes does not feed well through the needle eye. Set it for a longer stitch. And you might want to adjust the presser foot pressure to accommodate the thicker fabric under the presser foot. Also, a leather foot, roller foot, or walking foot may be helpful--if if not available, try using parchment paper (or something similar) on the surface of the leather to help it slide under the presser foot..

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Unfortunately, your domestic machine was not made to sew leather. It can probably sew lighter weight leather with a lighter weight thread. Your thread is most likely too heavy for the machine you are using so it is not able to pick it up properly.

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Have a Juki 8700 what type of needle do I need to sew leather? Also what kind of leather have a Juki 8700 what type of needle do I need to sew leather? Also what kind of leather foot do I need?foot do I...

hi there
regarding your inquiry about JUKI machine model DDL-8700 , first your machine type was what ? DDL-8700/SS ( for light to medium material , DDL-8700/HS ( for jeans and can use to sew light to medium lather, type of needle is DBx1, size for lather was 18 and you can use thread number #30 and #20. one more thing you want to change your presser foot to teflon presser foot ( please see attached photo for that presser foot you want to buy.
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Can you sew leather or vinyl on Husqvarna 415? If so, what tension, needle and foot should I use?

Ok. Depending on the thickness... garment weight leathers can be sewn with a domestic machine... Most often an even feed foot (the home version of a walking foot) is needed. You will likely need a larger leather needle and somewhat longer stitches than you would normally sew.

As for stitches looking messy on the back that is a top tension problem... you'll need to tighten the tension until that goes away. AFTER you have made sure you have your machine threaded correctly with the presser foot in the up position.

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Sewing a patch...what type of needle do I use

Always pick the needle type and size according to the fabric that you are sewing. I'm assuming if you are "patching" you might be using an iron on patch product on the underside of the garment and you should try to use a similar weight to the garment's fabric weight to do this.

If you are patching denim for example, you'd use a "denim" needle (teflon blue coating to slide through the fibres better) if you can, probably size 90 or 100. If you don't have a denim needle then just a regular 90 or 100 needle will suffice.

If sewing knits, use a ballpoint needle. For leather and vinyl use a Leather needle, these have a different shaped tip to piece the leather.

Try this link for more good general info on needles you might want to print out the section on sewing machine needle sizes and pin up in your sewing room.

My sewing needle selection is over 25 different needle packs and I probably buy 4-6 packs a year to ensure I've got the right size on hand. Change your needle for every new project - a needle stays sharp for about 4-6 sewing hours then should be replaced. If you are hearing squeaking or popping noises, your needle is blunt, chuck it.

In the words of my sewing mentor Wendy "Dont spoil the ship for a ha'pworth of tar" .

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