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What sewing machine would you use to sew blue jean material?

What sewing machine would you use to sew blue jean material?

Old 11-22-2011, 09:31 AM
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A friend would like to know what is the best sewing machine to use for making blue jean skirts, shirts, jackets, anything using blue jean material. I know they would probably need a commercial or industrial machine but have never researched them. Can anyone help? Thanks
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i would get an old singer they are realy workhores.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:19 AM
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I would think that any machine would work as long as you have the jean needle and adjust your stitch
length and the pressure foot pressure. There is a tool that helps you sew over thick seams. Or anything
that would help the foot to be raised in the back while it is sewing over a thick seam would do. i.e. piece
of wood? may possibly work.
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I use my old treadle Singer for blue jean sewing. It will even do the hems and over the welts. I know that the new machines are supposed to be able to do the job but on my Bernina, going over a welt pulled the needle right out of the needle holder.
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For starters, make sure your needle is adequate - a blue jean needle or at least a #14 (90)
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:36 AM
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Any "good" machine would work. Just use the needle recommended for jeans. I wouldn't use a cheapie machine though.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:09 PM
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My Viking Designer 1 sews through denim like a knife through butter! My husband wanted me to hem a pair of jeans for him. I really didn't want to but since I had never sewn denim, I looked up instructions in my D1's manual. It went over the folded over seams like quilting cotton. But I think any good machine would work if you make sure you have denim/jeans needle recommended for your machine. Happy sewing!
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I sewed many pairs of jeans on my Janome 6500 - with the right needle, any good machine should be able to handle them.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by scowlkat View Post
I sewed many pairs of jeans on my Janome 6500 - with the right needle, any good machine should be able to handle them.
Ditto with the 6500 -- I haven't tried it on the 7700 yet but the 6500 did not have problems. Make sure the needle is new.
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Originally Posted by GABBYABBY View Post
I would think that any machine would work as long as you have the jean needle and adjust your stitch
length and the pressure foot pressure. There is a tool that helps you sew over thick seams. Or anything
that would help the foot to be raised in the back while it is sewing over a thick seam would do. i.e. piece
of wood? may possibly work.
I agree with GabbyAbby.
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