The actual power of a sewing machine inheres in its powerful motor. And how powerful the motor actually is can be understood when the sewing machine can sew thick layers of fabrics or thick materials with ease and finesse.
Canvas and leather are among the thickest and toughest to handle materials when it comes to sewing those with a sewing machine. So, if you want to put a sewing machine’s power to the test, sew canvas and leather with it and notice the stitches.
If it shows evenness and perfection and the machine ran smoothly without making you livid while handling both the material and machine, then you can be sure that you have gotten the best sewing machine for canvas and leather, basically a powerful sewing machine. Such sewing machines will stitch delicate, fragile fabrics with equal ease and panache, but only after lowering the high speed.
So, which are some of the sewing machines that have passed the acid test for us when it comes to sewing canvas and leather with ease and convenience; let’s have a look at them, right below, and after knowing the detailed info about each one of them you can decide to invest your hard-earned money without having any uncertainties and apprehensions.
OUR TOP PICKS
|Juki DDL-5550N High-speed Single Needle
|Janome Memory Craft 9850
|Consew CN2053R-1 Single Needle
Top 5 Sewing Machine For Canvas & Leather 2021 – (Editors’ Top Picks)
Juki DDL-5550N High-speed Single Needle
Juki DDL-5550N is a high-speed sewing machine made to stitch medium-weight materials like satin and velvet but sews heavyweight materials like denim, canvas, and leather with perfection. It sews at a very high speed of 5500 stitches per minute, and even with that incredible speed, you can manage the machine easily and expect continuous even stitches on your canvas and leather projects.
It is an industrial sewing machine that automatically lubricates itself and requires low maintenance. Yet, it’s a machine that is developed to last for years despite heavy-duty use. It includes both an assembled table and a servo motor.
A servo motor not only ensures smooth stitching of the canvas and leather but is great in controlling the high speed too, which comes handy while sewing projects that don’t require sewing at high speed. Servo motor on such a complex industrial machine also proves to be helpful for beginners to handle the sewing machine, its speed, and the sewing projects on it.
Lift the presser feet with the help of your knee up to 13mm. The high lifting of the presser feet simply proves how thick a material you can sew with it. Even an amateur can create superior quality lock stitches on stiff materials with it.
Janome Memory Craft 9850 Sewing and Embroidery Machine
After introducing an industrial sewing machine for stitching the canvas and leather projects, we have a sewing and embroidery machine for you which does the same. And this one is from the trendy brand, Janome. It’s a sewing machine packed with features and accessories.
Compared to an industrial sewing machine, this one will not be super speedy, but the sewing machine works at a speed of 1000 SPM. The pace is moderate for sewing layers, canvas, and leather-type materials.
Also, it’s a sewing machine that has the advantage of an extra high presser foot lift. This feature is kind of Janome exclusive where the sewist can manually lift the foot lever and keep it in an elevated position to work on thick materials or layers of fabrics.
You have 200 built-in stitches and 175 built-in embroidery designs to make on your projects, along with a six one-step auto-sized buttonholing facility. You thread your needle auto and cut the thread auto as well. Even the thread tension works automatically.
The top-loading full rotary hook bobbin takes no time in loading the bobbin in its slot. Just put it in and start sewing your projects. The snap-on presser feet do the time-saving equally well. Moreover, you get 11 presser feet with it.
You can set the machine according to your requirement by pressing on the large LCD full-color touchscreen. What you are trying to attempt with the device on your projects just displays bright and clear on the screen. From stitches to set its length and width up to 5 and 9 mm, respectively, just touch the display and its set.
Then you have two different sizes of embroidery hoops to create the designs on your projects on the 6.7”x7.9” embroidery area. You can try monogramming and develop designs with lettering fonts too.
The 7-piece feed dog system, along with the drop feed mechanism, is the best for smooth, continuous feeding of the rather rigid canvas and leather. The free arm makes working on challenging and small areas of a project more manageable.
Brother NQ3600D Disney Sewing and Embroidery Machine
Brother NQ3600D is a sewing and embroidery machine for stitching your canvas and leather projects with ease in its vast working space. It’s designed to work on massive, demanding crafts.
It’s not a super-high-speed machine and works at a speed of 850 SPM. However, it boasts of Automatic Height Adjuster (AHA), which automatically senses the fabric you are sewing on the machine and ensures smooth stitching on the get-go.
The machine is a riot when it comes to crafting unique projects as you have 291 built-in stitches, 233 built-in embroidery designs, 10 styles of one-step auto-size buttonholes, and 5 sewing lettering fonts to work with. If that was not enough, you can get designs from the web and try them on your projects with the sewing machine through its USB port.
Not just the AHA, it features a pivot function as well. Your projects will have precise corners, smoother circles, and easier chain piecing thanks to this option, where you can lift the presser feet the moment you reach the seams, corners, edges, and all. Connecting and sewing quilted blocks were never this easy and quick.
The large 4.85” color LCD touch screen display always ensures easy setting of the machine and selection of the stitches and designs. Then you get the convenience of an auto thread cutter and advanced needle threader, as well as 13 presser feet to work on different types of fabrics and their different parts with perfection.
Features At A Glance
- Sews at 850 SPM speed
- Vast workspace
- Automatic Height Adjuster
- Pivot function
- 291 stitches and 233 embroidery designs
- 10 buttonhole styles, 13 presser feet, and a 4.85” touchscreen
Reliable 3300SD Single Needle Sewing Machine
Reliable 3300SD is another industrial sewing machine that caught our attention with its high-speed sewing ability and features. It sews your canvas and leather projects with a speed of 4500 SPM.
It’s a sewing machine that works with a very convenient servo motor, not just any servo motor, but a built-in direct drive servo motor that channels the latest technology wholly. Apart from getting all the benefits we mentioned about a servo motor in our previous discussion of the Juki industrial machine, the servo motor also ensures quiet operation. It is basically a quiet, smooth machine.
Expect stitch accuracy from it like no other, thanks to its step stitch button. This button ensures precise stitch with just a push on a button, one stitch at a time when you need it. It has a built-in digital control panel to adjust the speed and needle positioning too.
Both the metal guard and built-in LED lights ensure secure and comfortable sewing of your projects. Lift the presser feet 15mm high to work on thicker fabrics like canvas and leather.
Features At A Glance
- Works at a speed of 4500 SPM
- Built-in direct drive servo motor
- Ensures quiet and smooth stitching
- Built-in digital control panel
- Step stitching, one stitch a time
- Bright sewing area with LEDs
Consew CN2053R-1 Single Needle
If the two other industrial sewing machines we discussed above seemed too high speed to you, then try the tamer version, which is Consew CN2053R-1. This one is also an industrial machine that includes an assembled table and servo motor but stitches at a 2500SPM.
It is still a very high-speed machine, ideal for stitching medium to heavyweight materials like canvas and leather. However, the servo motor further allows you to control the speed while you are not sewing thick, rigid materials.
It has the horizontal axis transverse rotary hook, which means you are getting to sew even stitches on your projects smoothly at a very high speed without making loud noises and facing frequent thread jamming.
Not only that, for smooth stitches, you have the drop feed mechanism, which plays a crucial role in maintaining continuous smooth fabric feeding no matter how tough-to-handle the material is.