What sewing machines do I use in my studio?

September is national sewing month and for the blog, I thought I would share what sewing machines I use in my workroom. With upholstery, you might think that there isn’t that much sewing involved, but there is. From making cording to sewing cushions, I spend a lot of time at my machines.

Sewing Machines in my workroom.

I have three machines that I use and each of them has a different job to do. Two are industrial machines and one is a home machine.

Industrial Walking Foot

My industrial walking foot is my go to machine that I use the most. It is a Consew 206-RB5. My Consew sews almost all of my cording, cushions, pillows, arm covers, slipcovers, etc… It can go through multiple layers of heavy fabrics with ease and handles everything that I put under it. 

Industrial Walking Foot Sewing Machine - Consew 206RB-5
Industrial Walking Foot Sewing Machine – Consew 206RB-5
Sewing a box cushion on the walking foot.
Sewing a box cushion on the walking foot.

Industrial Serger

My industrial serger is my #2 machine. It is a Brother. It serges all the edges of my cushions, pillows, slipcovers, etc… to give them a nice clean edge and to prevent the fabric from fraying. My Brother serger can also handle multiple layers of thick fabric at one time.

Brother Industrial Serger
Brother Industrial Serger
Sergering a top of a cushion.
Sergering a top of a cushion.

Home Sewing Machine

My home sewing machine is a Janome Memory Craft 6500. I use it most often on lighter weight fabrics and when I need to sew invisible zippers into a pillow. It is also a great machine for smaller projects that I sew for myself.

Janome Memory Craft 6500

I purchased both of my industrial machines used from the same workroom that was relocating. The best part of the deal was getting to know the owner of that workroom, who is now a friend I can call with questions.

My home sewing machine was purchased new.

I hope you enjoyed learning about what machines I use daily in my studio and what I use them for.

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