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New Toy. My Shoe Patcher.

Discussion in 'Leather & Kydex Tools and Equipment' started by Icho-, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    I have been looking into getting a sewing machine for leather for a while now and have seen some low priced leather patchers from China. I finally decided to order one. It is ugly in a really neat way. I know that it cannot sew really thick leather but for the price I figured why not see what it is all about and what it can do. Here is a pic of my new toy.

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    I am not very good with sewing machines so I have to play around with it to really see what it can do. I had it stitching decent but not good enough for any actual projects. It would stitch ok and then it would leave one or two really loose stitches and sometimes go back to stitching decent. A bit frustrating but I'm not giving up. Right now I can't even stitch with it. The top thread seems to tangle in the bottom and I decided to take a break from it for a day or two. If any of you know anything about sewing machines... I'm all ears.
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I know is that the teeth on the foot if it has any can mar the leather noticeably and need to be dulled a little bit.
     
  3. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    So far the marks are minimal and I will do thru the machine and deburr, clean and oil the while thing but it doesn't get the full spa treatment until it deserves it. lol First it must stitch decent.
     
  4. Billy Joe Bob

    Billy Joe Bob New Member

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    I have a 1902 singer boot patcher. Do yourself a favour and oil clean and match the thread in the top and bottom so they are both the same and it should work better for you
     
  5. Billy Joe Bob

    Billy Joe Bob New Member

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    I also have a 1902 industrial sewing machine with a 20” throat. That I salvaged from a barn and fully restored. Leaving all the patina intact and it purrs like a kitten. I spent so many hours restoring it that I could never get rid of it. Labour of love
     
  6. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    There is a guy on YouTube that has a video on a full makeover and adjustments for the shoe patcher machines.

    found one
     

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