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Which is better for leather, roller or walking foot?

Posted by aptosca (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 28, 12 at 11:13

I have a couple of projects involving light weight leather. I have read that you need either a roller or walking foot. I have never used either one before so not sure which is best to use in sewing leather.

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RE: Which is better for leather, roller or walking foot?

If it's a soft leather, I'd use the roller foot so you don't get a foot impression and also it'll just glide over easily.

RE: Which is better for leather, roller or walking foot?

I've worked in alterations for over 40 yrs... The shop I work in now, refers leather to a leather shop... BUT we always used a Walker foot on real leather. it never left any indentions on the fabric. fed the leather thru great...
Sewing anything with leather using a "home machine" means slow going though. I now use only commercial machines.

RE: Which is better for leather, roller or walking foot?

I forgot about this post so late checking back. Thanks for the replies. It was going to be used to mend a handbag which is not really soft or hard leather, kind of inbetween. Maybe I should get both to see which works better. Don't know what else I will use them on though.

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