I don’t have enough experience with industrial machines to really know what they’re capable of. I’m considering replacing my machine next year and wonder if I should get an industrial machine or not. What’s the difference, besides the price?
Can an industrial machine have a lot of fancy stitches? Do they last longer? Do they have a longer arm, making more room to pass bulky items under the arm? More powerful motor to drive the needle thru more layers? What sort of sewing would I be doing to need one?
Most of my sewing is the mending/alterations type, but sometimes I get involved in a project that could include sewing naugahyde or leather, or doing a small rolled hem on miles of ruffles. I don’t use the fancy stitches often, but they’re nice to have just in case because who knows what I might decide to make tomorrow! I don’t like a wimpy motor that needs to be hand-helped to stitch denim seams.