Why You Should Invest in New Sewing Machines for Your Business

26 July 2022

New Sewing Machines

Why Your Business Should Invest in New Sewing Machine

Quality sewing machines are as essential to a CMT factory as needles and thread. Yet, even the best machines wear over time and eventually need replacing. The last thing you’d want is for your faithful sewing machines to die on you while you’re in the middle of an order. Instead of waiting for your current fleet to fail, make the proactive choice by investing in new machine for your business.

How Industrial Sewing Machines Work

Sewing machines have come a long way since their invention in the late 1700s by Thomas Saint and if you have an eye on  cutting costs and boosting  productivity, you need to know what’s out there when it comes to sewing machines. Here’s what you need to know about how they work, and why they matter.
A sewing machine is basically a motor connected to two needles that move back and forth while being guided by a series of belts and pulleys (and sometimes cams). A feed dog moves fabric through the machine at a steady pace. The needle moves up and down while passing through the cloth so it can stitch together pieces of fabric into one larger piece. This process is repeated until the seam reaches its final length. Then another seam is started next to it, which will eventually form an edge-to-edge stitch.
An industrial sewing machine is a large, robust appliance designed for heavy-duty tasks.
They are often used in the manufacturing industry to create clothing and other products.
Here are some of the most common categories of sewing machine:


  • Mechanical sewing machine. This type of machine uses a foot pedal or hand crank
    to work the needle up and down. It can also be operated by other means, such as
    hydraulics or electricity. Mechanical sewing machines are available in different sizes
    and configurations, including handheld units for use on the go.
  • Computerized sewing machine. A computerized sewing machine is similar to a
    mechanical model, except that it has an electronic control system that allows you to
    program your own stitch patterns and lengths using software instead of manually
    running the controls. This type of machine is especially useful if you need to make
    small batches of very specific items with consistent quality standards.
  • Industrial sewing machine for apparel manufacturing. An industrial sewing
    machine for apparel manufacturing is designed specifically for making clothing items
    like shirts or pants quickly and efficiently—often with multiple layers of fabric at
    once (such as when making denim jeans). These types of machines typically have
    higher stitch speeds than consumer models do so they can handle heavy duty
    materials like canvas for tents, hats, slippers or bags.

Why Invest in New Sewing Machines

Adopting and adapting to innovative manufacturing machinery and systems is the best
investment decision you can make for your business. So, how do you know when it’s time to
switch out the old for the new?

There are a lot of reasons why your company should invest in new sewing machines.

  1. First, new machines are more efficient than old ones. Your employees will be able
    to work faster and better with the newer technology, which means they’ll be able to
    complete more tasks during the day, which means you can get your products out
    faster and get more customers.
  2. Second, investing in new sewing machines will allow you to make higher-quality
    goods. The older models can’t handle the same kinds of materials as the newer ones,
    so they won’t be able to produce items that are as durable or well-made. You’ll get
    fewer complaints from customers about poor quality, which means less time spent
    dealing with returns or exchanges.
  3. Third, upgrading your sewing machines is an investment in your business’ future
    growth. You’ll be able to produce higher-quality goods at a lower price per unit than
    ever before—which means that not only will you be able to sell more now, but also as
    demand increases over time, your profits should go up too.
  4. Fourth, save on maintenance costs. Constantly repairing old machines can get
    expensive quickly, especially if the manufacturer’s warranty has expired. Buying a
    new model is economically viable when comparing the price of regular repair of old machines. Moreover, new machines, like our JK F4 Power Saving Lockstitch often
    come with warranties giving you greater peace of mind.
  5. Finally, reduce your company’s energy consumption with energy-saving sewing
    machines. Most modern sewing machines, like our JK H5 Heavy Duty Lockstitch
    Machine, come standard with energy-efficient motors that help decrease your
    company’s environmental footprint while cutting down your electricity bill.

You can let fear of innovative technology limit productivity or optimize your workflow with the best equipment. Whether for your business, school projects, or domestic use, a sewing machine has always been a good investment.


Types of Sewing Machines

Stitching, locking, embroidery machines all supply distinct functions. For instance,
overlockers and sewing machines are not interchangeable. There are three main types of
industrial sewing machines: lockstitch, chainstitch, and overlock.

  1. Lockstitch
    Lockstitch machines have one needle that forms stitches by looping thread back through
    itself. They are ideal for fabrics that are not too thick or too heavy. Lockstitch is a great
    choice for most sewing projects.
  2. Chainstitch
    Chainstitch machines have two needles that form stitches by looping thread back through
    itself, with one needle creating the top stitch and one creating the bottom stitch. This style of
    stitching is ideal for heavy fabrics like denim or canvas, as it provides more durability than a
    lockstitch machine and can stitch through multiple layers of fabric at once.
  3. Overlock
    Overlock machines have four or five needles that form stitches by looping thread back
    through itself and cutting off excess material as it goes along. This style of stitching is ideal
    for fabrics with even more thickness than those used with chainstitches—it’s also useful for
    finishing seams so they don’t fray when being laundered over time.


What To Look for in an Industrial Sewing Machine

If you’re in the market for an industrial sewing machine, you’ve probably spent some time looking at all the different models out there. It can be overwhelming to figure out which ones have what you need, and which ones don’t. We’ve put together this guide to help you navigate through the process of choosing a great machine that will last you years to come.
When it comes to choosing a machine for your business, there are several important factors to

Stitch Quality: The stitch quality is one of the most important things to consider
when buying your machine. You want a machine that stitches smoothly and
consistently so your product comes out looking professional. If you’re sewing clothes
or other garments, this is especially important because people will be able to see it.

Speed: It’s also important for your machine to sew quickly; otherwise, it will take
forever for you to make anything! You should also check whether there are different
speeds available on each model so that you can adjust as needed depending on what
kind of fabric or thicknesses are being sewn through them (some machines have
multiple speeds).

Accuracy: The higher quality of the parts in an industrial sewing machine makes it
easier for you to work with accuracy and precision, which is especially important
when working on complicated projects like garments or leather goods.

Capacity: Machines with larger bobbins mean fewer stops for refilling thread and the
larger needles allow for faster sewing speeds without breaking or bending threads as
often as smaller needles might do under similar conditions.

The Bottom Line

A new fleet of sewing machines could help your business save time and money in the long
run. Think about how much time you spend repairing old machines. A new machine will
allow your workforce to focus on production instead of running around fixing problems. Not
to mention, a new portable industrial sewing machine will open up business opportunities that
an older machine cannot handle.
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