reg machine vs heavy duty, where’s line?
i’m looking my first (well i experimented on grandmas old one) machine that i can use for clothing construction, fashion design, crafts, home decor and such. i want a good machine that i can grow into and keep for around $400.
i’ve noticed that there are regular sewing machines and heavy duty/industrial ones.
i know that i want to sew all kinds of fabric. from silk blouses to wool coats to canvas tote bags to leather purses.
i wanted to ask the experienced sewers out there……where is the line, what constitutes needing a heavy duty machine? it sounds like some say a regular machine can do 7 layers of material and stuff so perhaps that means it can do wool and canvas and leather
but then what thickness constitutes needing a heavy duty machine?
any help offered would be greatly appreciated!!