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Old 10-25-2020, 08:58 PM   #41
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Simple question..what is the difference between a standard sewing machine and a walking foot? I have been making simple covers with sunbrella either three or four layers with a $200 basic machine.
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:40 AM   #42
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The walking foot operates much like the feed dog, pulling the fabric assembly through the machine from the top and bottom. A standard foot merely presses down and slides along the fabric. The walking foot really comes into play when sewing things like vinyl windows which will stick to a standard foot and resist going through the machine.
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Old 10-27-2020, 09:28 AM   #43
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A walking foot is a nice upgrade to a simple presser foot. However, the really pleasurable machines have a needle feed wherein the needle moves back and forth with the dogs. Much easier to keep consistent tension and stitch length, a straight seam and reduce damage from material getting caught on something. I use an ancient Juki LU563 which is a beast and has no difficulty stitching several layers of Sunbrella to 40 gauge Lexan. Industrial machines like this can be found for under $500. Because they are big and heavy, they are not very portable in which case a smaller Baracuda, Sailrite or Pfaff is very handy.
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