How to Sew Neoprene

How to Sew Neoprene Fabric

TuffSew here, your heavy duty sewing machine manufacturer! So you want to learn how to sew neoprene fabric? 
Or maybe you just want to learn a little more about the spongy material. Whatever your reason, you’ve found the right article.
Neoprene is a type of synthetic rubber material which is normally sandwiched between polyester fabric.
It holds it’s shape very well under high and low temperatures. It’s also a flexible material, which is why many garment manufacturers are starting to use it.
Some of the neoprene sewing applications we see include laptop or tablet sleeves, mouse pads, wetsuits & other garments, beverage insulators, …

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How to Sew Upholstery with the TuffSew Platinum (Plus)

Tuffsew here, your heavy duty sewing machine supplier…..Are you struggling with sewing layers of upholstery and other thick materials? Not sure which machine to use or purchase? You aren’t alone. Not every sewing machine is made equal. But to be fair, sewing enthusiasts have a ton of different applications. If you are trying to sew 1/8″ silk material and then 1/4″ of leather on a standard household machine your results might not be ideal. It’s because different sewing machines are better at different applications.
In 2015 we launched a new heavy duty sewing machine to try and bridge the “application gap.” …

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Looking for a heavy duty household sewing machine?

TuffSew here, your heavy duty sewing machine supplier. Does your household sewing machine seem to conk out in less than 2 or 3 years? Are you constantly taking your machine in to get it “serviced”, and then getting a $95 dollar invoice for the “repair” work? Most sewing machines today are just are not manufactured like they used to be. Older generation sewing machines were built with all metal gears and heavy duty cast iron body casting. Take a look at your current machine- are these parts plastic? Most likely your answer is yes. Well, the good news is…there are still …

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How to Sew Marine Canvas | TuffSew

TuffSew here, your heavy duty sewing machine supplier. Here at TuffSew we get many questions about “How do I sew Marine Canvas?” First of all, what is marine canvas? It’s really a phrase that encompasses dozens of materials such as acrylics, polyesters, and many coated meshes used in the outdoors. These materials are usually resistant to water and also resistant to harmful UV rays. You’ll see marine canvas applications used in awnings, tarps, boating materials, tenting materials and many more. Now let’s go over some tips and important things to remember when sewing marine canvas.
Let’s start with the tools you’ll need …

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How to Sew Leather with a Heavy Duty Industrial Sewing Machine

TuffSew here, your heavy duty sewing machine supplier. So, you have decided to start sewing leather. Here at TuffSew, we get one or two questions a day regarding sewing leather. The most important question to ask yourself is “what sewing machine am I going to use?” Let’s say you have a regular household sewing machine that you plan on using for this leather project. Will it sew your new leather project? The answer is maybe. There are many variables you need to be aware of.
First, your household sewing machine takes a maximum needle size of 19. Will this handle some …

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What Tools Do I Need to Sew Canvas for Boating Projects

Before you start diving into do-it-yourself canvas sewing work on your boat- you need to make sure you have all the right tools for the job. You are going to need a heavy duty sewing machine, some thick needles, some thread, a good pair of scissors, and material. You don’t need to be alarmed and go buy a $1,200 dollar sewing machine. A simple walking foot sewing machine with a built in motor will do.
We recommend our TuffSew Straight Stitch 9” heavy duty walking foot sewing machine for all of your sewing projects. There are two different size TuffSew Straight …

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How to Sew Thick Material and Multiple Layers by TuffSew

TuffSew here, your heavy duty sewing machine supplier. Whether you sew because it’s your hobby or your livelihood, it’s important to continue to learn different concepts and techniques along the way. Sewing begins to be a challenge when you decide to start tackling multiple layers of material underneath your presser foot. After reading this article, you should be better suited to handle situations when you must sew thick materials.
First you need to ask yourself “What type of sewing machine am I working with?” This is extremely important because every sewing machine has its limitations. If you are using a regular …

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When to Purchase a Household Sewing Machine by TuffSew

So you are looking to purchase a new sewing machine. You realize that there are industrial machines, walking foot sewing machines, standard household sewing machines, industrial strength sewing machines (still household), and compact sewing machines on the market. Let’s take a deep breath together- it is ok to be confused and overwhelmed. No matter which machine you decide to purchase, there are a couple of universals you want to find on your next machine.
You want to make sure your new machine is durable and built to last. You want to make sure you purchase a sewing machine with ALL METAL …

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