A couple of weeks ago, I took a class at Tech Shop on using this Walking Foot Industrial Sewing Machine. At the beginning of the class, the instructor told us that this machine could literally “kill” us. It is a pretty dangerous machine, since it can sew through tough leather. It is also about 2 times bigger that regular sewing machines. The walking foot industrial sewing machine is used to make purses, shoes, and more.
In this class, we learned how to thread the string through the machine and then sewed pouches from leather. The walking foot industrial machine has many steps (20) that you need to remember to thread the string in order.
About 1-2 months ago, I made leather watch straps. Although that was leather as well, we had to hand-sew the straps together. This was really hard and the product didn’t look like it was finished and touched up. With the industrial machine, the pouch looked finished and more”professional”.