Leatherwork® Use Video
This is Part 2 of our Leatherwork Sewing Machine Assembly and Use video series. You should already have your sewing machine table assembled, the machine head installed in the table, and the motor and belts installed. If you don't, please watch our "Leatherwork Setup & Assembly Video" (#300525XHT) first. In this video, we'll go over the basic functions of the machine and get you ready for sewing!
Your Leatherwork Sewing Machine head has a sample of leather under the presser foot. This leather sample was sewn by one of our sewing machine technicians at our Indiana facility when he was tuning, testing and assembling your machine head. The first thing you need to do is remove this sample from under the presser foot. Once that's done, we'll show you how to wind a bobbin and thread your machine so you can start sewing and get a feel for how your Leatherwork machine performs.
During the sewing section of the video, we'll demonstrate how to sew in both forward and reverse. We'll also show how to set your stitch length and how to achieve an equal stitch length in forward and reverse. This is very important in leatherwork as stitches leave permanent holes in the leather. Having an equal forward and reverse stitch length results in a more clean and professional-looking leather project.
In addition to sewing basics, we'll also cover some useful troubleshooting issues. Proper thread tension is vital to the quality of your leather crafting. We'll show you how to adjust the thread tension on your machine, and we even show you what incorrect tension looks like so you know what to look for if you experience that issue. Adjusting the presser foot tension and showing you how to achieve optimal foot height so you can sew 1/4-inch-thick leather assemblies is also covered.
Watch the video below to get started on your leather sewing journey!
You've now joined the Sailrite family of sewing machines! We hope this video has been useful and has helped you learn about your new Leatherwork Sewing Machine and all that it can do. If you ever need direct one-on-one assistance, or if you're having issues with your machine that are not addressed in the guidebook or in this video, please start a support case at Sailrite.com/support.