Commercial & Computerized Sewing

Top 8 Best Sewing Machines for Leather Purse Jacket and Bags

Written by John Adam

Leather purse, jackets, and bags are the most wanted accessories. How would you feel if you can make them on your own at home?

Moreover, if sewing is your passion, then sewing these accessories of your own is like an icing on the cake.

You can also save a few bucks by making your own rather than investing in the costly ready-made ones.

Not only that, but you can even start your business by sewing leather purse, bags, and jackets and make your passion turn into your

There are different kinds of the machine that can sew leather.

Let us have a look on them:

Regular Home Sewing Machine

Home machines can also sew leather but not the heavy ones. For sewing any lightweight leather which is supple, thin and bendy, you can go for them. When the leather gets thicker, more pressure is exerted on the motor which it is unable to deal with. Try to go for longer stitches as the smaller ones look unattractive. If the leather is pretty thick, it may burn out the stressed motor designed to handle fabric.

Industrial Garment Sewing Machine

They have larger motors compared to ones used in the home. The motors do have more power comparatively. They push the leather thoroughly due to more torque and can sew nicely on light leathers. You can also use thick threads to stitch garments. But, it doesn’t have a walking foot which is necessary for leather sewing machines. So, it isn’t ideal for leather sewing.

Portable Walking Foot Sewing machine

It is designed to sew boat sails. It has a dual feed walking foot. It can handle 3/8 inches of the material and can feed it smoothly. The machines are quite heavy but portable. It mainly sews auto, boat, handbags, travelware accessories, canvas shoes, etc. The problem with them is they have small motors and won’t last as long as the industrial ones. The triple feed system is more desirable, which has the needle, feed dog, and the inside foot.

Industrial Walking Foot Sewing Machine

They are perfect for sewing leathers. Due to large motors, they consume a bit more space. They have triple feed walking a foot. The needle has an up and down motion that sews the material. The outside foot also goes up and down hold the material in position while being stitched. The feed allows smooth delivery of the material and doesn’t tamper the leather. They can sew through thick layers of leathers.

Now let us take a look at the best sewing machines:

NameBrand 
Tippmann Leather Sewing MachineTippman Check Price
Techsew 2600 Pro Narrow Cylinder Leather Walking Foot Industrial Sewing MachineTechsew Check Price
TechSew 2600 Narrow Cylinder Leather Walking Foot Industrial Sewing MachineTechsew Check Price
TechSew 2750 Cylinder Walking Foot Industrial Sewing MachineTechsew Check Price
Techsew 2800Techsew Check Price
TechSew 2900L Long Arm Leather Patcher Industrial Sewing MachineTechsew Check Price
Reliable 4100CW Single-Needle SmallReliable Check Price
Econosew Narrow CylinderEconosew Check Price

Tippmann Leather Sewing Machine

Features

  1. It can sew plastic, sheepskin, canvas, urethane, nylon along with leather.
  2. It can sew up to 3/4 inches or 19 mm of leather or any other heavy material.
  3. The machine almost looks after outlets, cords or any mechanical hookups. You have to pull the handle to stitch.
  4. It completes a lock stitch after each pull.
  5. It is tough, durable and made with rugged cast-aluminum.
  6. You can adjust the stitch length, needle tension and the size of the thread.
  7. It is hand powered and doesn’t require electricity. You need to pull down the handle on the right side which acts as a lever.
  8. It is pretty handy and can be clamped to some tailgate, table, trade show table.
  9. The accessories attached: a thread stand, bobbin winder adapter, standard presser foot, one spool of #277 thread, operators manual, an assortment of 10 needles, two bobbins, tools, instructional DVD, owner’s manual.
  10. There is warranty labor and on all parts for money will be returned back within 30 days in case of any damage.

Pros

  • There are warranty and money back guarantee.
    It is not much costly.
  • It is handy and simple to use for beginners.

Cons

  • Not much professional.
  • It is hand driven so people having a problem in hand won’t be able to use efficiently.

Techsew 2600 Pro Narrow Cylinder Leather Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine

Features:

  1. It can sew chaps, jackets, belts, upholstery, vests, handbags, saddlebags, boots, tents, awnings, boat covers, orthopedic appliances, sails, sports equipment, etc.
  2. The narrow cylindrical arm helps sewing inside and tight areas of the leather It can sew up to 3/8, ” and maximum sewing speed is 2200SPM.
  3. SmartServo-NP Needle Position Motor: The 800W, 1HP, 110V motor is capable of automatic positioning of the needle. The powerful motor lifts the needle at the tip of the seam and places it in the middle. It saves you from making the extra effort to turn the handwheel.
  4. TLG Laser Guide: You must have put a lot of effort for getting a straight stitch. TLG Laser Guide draws a perfect straight line in front of the needle. Move along the line and sew your material.
  5. Swing Down Roller Guide: It helps you to stitch straight at the edges. You can swing it up when you have to turn the material.
  6. Flatbed Table Attachment: Are you worried about sewing long materials as they fall outside and hand at the edges? The cylindrical arm can accommodate the Flatbed Table Attachment to fit in the long garments.
  7. The diameter of the cylindrical arm is 1 7/8″”.
  8. For feeding thick materials, compound walking foot is given. It includes feed dog, needle feed, and alternating presser feet.
  9. Techsew SmartServo Motor: You can adjust the stitching speed through this.
  10. There is reverse feed.
  11. It uses needle type 135X17(#18 to #23) and thread up to #138.
  12. Accessories:  complete table, motor, instruction manual, tools, oiler, bobbins, lamp, bobbin winder, needles, Limited Lifetime Warranty with free technical support.

Pros

  • Sews perfectly without tampering material.
  • The final machine is delivered to you after inspection, oiling and the body parts are adjusted. It is ready to sew.

Cons

  • A bit heavy to carry.

TechSew 2600 Narrow Cylinder Leather Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine

Features:

  1. It can sew chaps, jackets, belts, upholstery, vests, handbags, tents, saddlebags, boots, awnings, sails, boat covers, orthopedic appliances, sports equipment,
  2. The narrow cylindrical arm of 17/8″ helps sewing inside and tight areas of the leather It can sew up to 3/8, ” and maximum sewing speed is 2200SPM.
  3. It uses needle type 135X17(#18 to #23) and thread up to #138.
  4. For feeding bulky materials, it has a compound walking foot that includes alternating presser feet, feed dog, needle feed.
  5. Techsew SmartServo Motor: The 800W, 1HP, 110V motor is capable of controlling the speed of stitching which will be helpful for the amateurs as well as the experienced professionals.
  6. It has a Large double-capacity bobbin.
  7. There has a reverse
  8. It uses needle type 135X17(#18 to #23) and thread from #45 up to #138.
  9. Flatbed Table Attachment: Are you worried about sewing long materials as they fall outside and hand at the edges? The cylindrical arm can accommodate the Flatbed Table Attachment to fit in the long garments.
  10. Accessories: complete table, oiler, motor, bobbins, lamp, bobbin winder, needles, tools, instruction manual.

Pros

  • Sews perfectly without tampering material.
  • The final machine is delivered to you after inspection, oiling and the body parts are adjusted. It is ready to sew.

Cons

  • Doesn’t provide too many features as the above pro one.

TechSew 2750 Cylinder Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine

Features:

  1. It can sew chaps, jackets, belts, upholstery, vests, handbags, tents, saddlebags, boat covers, boots, awnings, sails, orthopedic appliances, sports equipment,
  2. For feeding bulky materials, it has a compound walking foot that includes alternating presser feet, feed dog, needle feed.
  3. The cylindrical arm of 10″ is narrow and this enables it to sew inside and tight areas of the leather It can sew up to 3/8, ” and maximum sewing speed is 2000SPM.
  4. Techsew SmartServo Motor: The 800W, 1HP, 110V motor is capable of controlling the speed of stitching which will be helpful for the amateurs as well as the experienced professionals.
  5. Flatbed Table Attachment: Are you worried about sewing long materials as they fall outside and hand at the edges? The cylindrical arm can accommodate the Flatbed Table Attachment to fit in the long garments.
  6. It has large bobbin with extra capacity and drop-in bobbin case which makes it easier to access the bobbin.
  7. It uses needle type 135X17(#18 to #24) and thread up to #210.
  8. There has a reverse.
  9. Accessories: complete table, motor, lamp, bobbin winder, oiler, needles, tools, bobbins, instruction manual Includes Partial Lifetime Warranty besides FREE technical support for the life of your machine.

Pros

  • Cylinder arm is very narrow.
  • The final machine is delivered to you after inspection, oiling and the body parts are adjusted. It is ready to sew.

Cons

  • Doesn’t accommodate TLG Laser Guide.
  • Swing Down Roller Guide not available.

Techsew 2800-B Cylinder Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine w/Binding Attachment

Features:

  1. It can sew purses, wallets, notebook covers, jackets, suitcases, bags, canvas bags, handbags and more.
  2. For feeding bulky materials, it has a compound walking foot that includes alternating presser feet, feed dog, needle feed. The presser foot clearance is 5/8″ (16mm).
  3. The cylindrical arm of 10.5″ is narrow and this enables it to sew inside and tight areas of the leather It can sew up to 3/8, ” and maximum sewing speed is 2200SPM.
  4. The bobbin is large and has extra capacity.
  5. Techsew SmartServo Motor: The 800W, 1HP, 110V motor is capable of controlling the speed of stitching which will be helpful for the amateurs as well as the experienced professionals.
  6. To reinforce stitching there is reverse feed mechanism.
  7. It uses needle type 135X17(#18 to #24) and thread size #46 to #138. It can stitch 5 mm in one go.
  8. There are Reinforced U-Table and binding attachment of 19mm with the binding
  9. Flatbed Table Attachment: Are you worried about sewing long materials as they fall outside and hand at the edges? The cylindrical arm can accommodate the Flatbed Table Attachment to fit in the long garments. The bed is 10.5″X1 7/8″.
  10. Accessories: complete table, motor, lamp, oiler, bobbin winder, needles, tools, bobbins, instruction manual, limited Lifetime Warranty plus FREE technical support for the life of your machine.

Pros

  • Cylinder arm is very narrow.
  • The final machine is delivered to you after inspection, oiling and the body parts are adjusted. It is ready to sew.

Cons

  • Doesn’t accommodate TLG Laser Guide.
  • Swing Down Roller Guide not available.

TechSew 2900L Long Arm Leather Patcher Industrial Sewing Machine

Features:

  1. It is designed for repairing purses, shoes, boots and sewing patches onto leather.
  2. For feeding bulky materials, it has a compound walking foot that includes alternating presser feet, feed dog, needle feed. The presser foot can rotate 360-degrees.
  3. The cylindrical arm of 18″ is narrow and this enables it to sew inside and tight areas of the leather It can sew up to 3/8, ” and maximum sewing speed is 500SPM. And sewing capacity is 1/4″.
  4. SmartServo-NP Needle Position Motor: The 800W, 1HP, 110V motor is capable of automatic positioning of the needle. The powerful motor lifts the needle at the tip of the seam and places it in the middle. It saves you from making the extra effort to turn the handwheel.
  5. TLG Laser Guide: You must have put a lot of effort for getting a straight stitch. TLG Laser Guide draws a perfect straight line in front of the needle. Move along the line and sew your material.
  6. Swing Down Roller Guide: It helps you to stitch straight at the edges. You can swing it up when you have to turn the material.
  7. Flatbed Table Attachment: The cylindrical arm can accommodate the Flatbed Table Attachment to fit in the long garments.
  8. Techsew SmartServo Motor: The 800W, 1HP, 110V motor is capable of controlling the speed of stitching. From 100 to 1800RPM, there can be 18 choices which will be helpful for the amateurs as well as the experienced professionals.
  9. It uses needle type 135X17(#16 to #20) and thread size #46 to #90.
  10. Accessories: needles, bobbins, tools, instruction manual, Limited Lifetime Warranty also FREE technical support for the life of your machine.

Pros

  • SmartServo-NP Needle Position Motor,TLG Laser Guide available.
  • The final machine is delivered to you after inspection, oiling and the body parts are adjusted. It is ready to sew.

Cons

  • The speed of sewing is comparatively less.

Reliable 4100CW Single-Needle Small-Cylinder Walking Foor Sewing Machine with SewQuiet Servo Motor

Features:

  1. It is a small cylindrical sewing machine and is best for sewing leather, synthetics, canvas, upholstery, canvas, and other medium to heavy fabric.
  2. It has bottom feed and vibrating binder fittings that eliminates the “roping” effect. This doesn’t make any noise and is reliable.
  3. Flatbed Table Attachment: The cylindrical arm of 47mm can accommodate the Flatbed Table Attachment to fit in the long garments.
  4. For feeding bulky materials, it has a compound walking foot that includes alternating presser feet, feed dog, needle feed.
  5. It has large 1.4 capacity Hirose® hook.
  6. SewQuiet 6000SM brushless DC servo motor: The servo motor can incorporate full 12-coil (vs. 6 or 9) design. It is the most powerful motor available. The torque provided by the motor can sew any heavy materials smoothly. It can sew up to 2,400-RPM high-speed.
  7. Plywood table top with heavy duty K-legs makes it more stable.
  8. UberLight 3000TL LED task light: You can select the brightness which is best suited. It consumes 2-5 W. You can sew even at poor lighting conditions.
  9. There is 14 mm foot lift (knee) and Manual lubrication.
  10. Accessories: Instruction/parts manual included, Tool kit, drawer, thread stand included.

Pros

  • There is low noise, and you can sew even at low light conditions.
  • The final machine is delivered to you after individual testing and is sewn-off before it is shipped.

Cons

  • SmartServo-NP Needle Position Motor, TLG Laser Guide not available.

Econosew Narrow Cylinder-arm Lockstitch Machine 155E8BLV w/ Unison Feed & Walking Foot

Features:

  1. It can sew from medium to bulky materials and can sew vinyl, leather, various synthetic fabrics, arched products like boots, bags, cushions.
  2. It has narrow cylinder arm with diameter 50mm.
  3. The feed type is unison (needle-feed & drop-feed) which prevents slipping of the clothes while feeding in layers.
  4. It uses Singer 111W style walking feet. The dimensions of presser foot lift are 8mm (hand), and 13mm (pedal) and the Alternating Presser Foot Lift is of 3 to 6mm.
  5. It has a horizontal rotary hook which is large enough.
  6. Adjustable stitch length. The maximum stitch length is 7mm.
  7. It mainly does lock stitch.
  8. It has a reverse feed, too and synchronized binder.
  9. The needle is double plated and has holes at the back with different size.
  10. There is cylindrical bed attached to it and oscillating shuttle.

Pros

  • Very user-friendly and handy.

Cons

  • It is costly.
  • SmartServo-NP Needle Position Motor, TLG Laser Guide not available.

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