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Woman Hand sewing

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Thor GC1341, Latest Machine Addition

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:

APPLICATIONS:

  • 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.
 

FEATURES:

  • ‚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

Thor GC 1341
Thor is the newest addition to the fleet. She handles leather and other incredibly thick and difficult fabrics and as she has a cylinder head she can do all sorts of intricate work.

So many consumers have become accustomed to the minimized timelines from the runway to the store’s in the fashion industry.  The majority of the items you see from store to store are basically copy and paste.  Designers buy items of interest and then recreate them with 7 points of interest that are changed to avoid getting sued.

Clothes make people..more now than ever.  We don’t always like to admit it, but we are judged by how we present ourselves to society.  If you are a bit overweight or getting on in years, you are basically invisible to the world.  You are noticed when you conform to what is considered beautiful by the current standards of society.  Over half of Instagram posts are about fashion influencers.  We seem to be enthralled with labels and those who are shopping addicts, thus they gravitate to to fast fashion.  The impulse to buy is triggered in a part of the brain that handles the rewards circuit, with the primary factor being the price.  

And we haven’t even started discussing the luxury brands!  The high end brands that for some reason are worth exorbitant amounts of money, far more than the costs of goods and labor, just to say you can afford to carry that brands label.  

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Our hours are by appointment only. Deposits are non-refundable and expected at time of order.  

In addition my service dog the Mighty Thor is in the house.  An active puppy who loves everyone, so be prepared.