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Making the Jump from a Domestic Machine to an Industrial Machine

When you realise that the time has come to make the jump from a domestic sewing machine to an industrial one, the step up can seem pretty daunting. Things like the cost, size and complexity of an industrial machine can be enough to make even an experienced machinist concerned. However, if you're a textile manufacturer and you're looking to increase productivity and improve the quality of your products, the benefits of upgrading to industrial far outweigh the cost. For example, if you want to sew curtains or any kind of upholstery, you will need to go industrial because these kind of products are likely to damage your domestic machine. We here at AE Sewing Machines want to put your troubled mind at ease and talk you through some of your potential concerns...

The Size of the Machine

MachineSo, you've become accustomed to a sewing machine that's small enough to sit on your coffee table and be tucked away in the corner when you're not using it. Now, you feel the need to bring in a hulking machine that needs its own tabletop and stand just to operate. Afraid of the space that it'll take up? Afraid of how immobile it's going to be? Fear not. Our industrial sewing machines come with a standard 106cm x 55cm table top, attached to a 90cm-tall stand with lockable wheels, so it can be moved around with ease. If you're still not happy with the size of the table top, we can cut it down to as little as 85cm x 55cm. When you think about it, that's not all that big. Sure, it's a lot heavier than a domestic machine and you may struggle to lift it by yourself, but it will sew things that your domestic machine just isn't capable of sewing. So if you can make room for an industrial sewing machine, it's well worth bringing one into your workspace.

The Complexity of the Machine

MachineOne good thing about domestic sewing machines is that you can switch between a multitude of functions by changing the foot. Unfortunately, this isn't the case for industrial machines. If you want to sew chiffon, leather and jersey, you're going to need separate industrial machines for this. Every kind of industrial sewing machine is manufactured to perform a specific function, which can make choosing a new machine quite complex. While this may seem like a major downside to switching to industrial, there is a very good reason for this: Industrial machines produce higher quality products in much higher volume. What industrial machines lack in terms of versatility, they more than make up for with their speed, efficiency and stitch quality. If you want to craft high-quality products, there really is no substitute for an industrial sewing machine. With the number of high-quality products that you will be able to produce, you can potentially boost your profits, even with the cost of the machine taken into account!

The Cost of the Machine

There's no other way to say this - Industrial sewing machines are expensive. Certainly more expensive than their domestic counterparts. Having said this, as the old saying goes, 'you get what you pay for'. When you buy an industrial sewing machine, you're making a sound investment. You're paying for a machine that will do things that your regular domestic machines can't do and a machine that, if used and maintained correctly, is built to last. Still concerned about the cost? With our partners at Divido, Shawbrook Bank and Kennet Leasing, we can offer a range of finance options to our customers - including 0% interest over 6 or 12 months! By spreading the cost of your machine and paying in regular instalments, you can get your machine before it has even been paid off and reap the benefits of owning a brand new, high-quality machine.

Which Machine...?


The industrial sewing machine that you'll need all depends on what you're sewing. For example, if you want to sew leather/upholstery, you will need something heavy-duty like a walking foot machine. Don't worry, though - If you're not sure of the kind of machine that you'll need, you can always ask us. Our team will know exactly which machine to suggest for your application.

If you are considering making the change from domestic to industrial and you are still unsure, feel free to contact us and talk to one of our friendly members of staff. You can call us on 01978 821699 or email us at info@ae-sewingmachines.co.uk.