So life threw me a curve ball. I acquired an antique Singer 29-4 patcher. I restored it as best I could and got all the bits and bobs to complete the project. Well the repair person sadly destroyed it. [LONG STORY]. The base of this machine remains with me as I have restored it lovingly and with many hours of hard work. It will be repurposed on the pario and still give years of use.
Fast forward …. and I discovered the Thor GC1341, a cylindrical walking foot leather machine made for just what I need. I had a custom flat table made for it so that larger projects are not an issue.
Being a cylindrical machine it is fabulous for cuffs, tight spots and almost anything you can conceive of.
It has both a servo motor and speed reducer [necessary for perfect top-stitching]. Surprisingly, it is as quiet as my domestic machines!
So here are the deets:
- For heavy weight materials such as leather, suedes, vinyl, synthetics, laminated and coated products.
- Suitable for sewing products such as hand bags, cases, automotive upholstery, covers, sails, tents, awnings, leather braces and many cylindrical products.
- The high 16mm presser foot lift enables easy material handling for extra heavy sewing.
- Large hook and bobbins for extended thread life even with the thickest of threads.
- Will sew with thread sizes from 69 to 210 (277 with fine adjustment).
- Reverse lever.
- Adjustable stitch length by stitch dial up to 2 1/2 stitches per inch.
- Stepping Foot Height Adjustment Dial