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Re: Choosing a Domestic Sewing Machine

Originally Posted by MarkSF View Post
My experience is that any work with Sunbrella (I have a lot of covers) is really a struggle without a walking foot. As soon as you get to more than a couple of layers, you start to struggle without. The biggest enemy is that binding material. Even the Sailrite can struggle with that stuff, any kind of domestic machine without a walking foot, forget it.
That's too bad you had that experience. I used to have a Consew 206 RB6 industrial machine with a walking foot, and it could do ANYTHING.

But, I used my all-metal domestic machines to easily make a Sunbrella helm cover, forward hatch rain cover, and a boom tent for my Catalina 28. These tasks were well within their capability.

I would agree that as you do bulkier, more complex projects like dodgers, that you'll exceed their capability.

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