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Hi there, please excuse the late reply.
We have no direct experience with any Juki sewing machines. Some models are fussy in getting the proper tension to sew thicker materials such as leather. Most walking foot machines should sew leather, even heavier leather if all the adjustments are correct. The Juki 1508N is a good machine but since the lack of direct experience with the machine I can not tell you much about it.
See the Consew machines that we have in our sortiment.
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General Discussion / Re: Sew foam
Last post by pilerm1 - July 20, 2020, 03:40:12 pm
I've found this place good for scrim foam
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The Business Of Upholstery / Hey everyone! Can you offer so...
Last post by magzray - July 18, 2020, 01:59:05 pm
Hey Upholster Forum folks! I just joined this forum and I'm looking for some recommendations. I'm a cabinet maker at an interior design and fabrication shop, but I do some auto upholstery on the side as a side business (and I'm pretty new at it). My shop just asked me to help them start up a upholstery section so we can expand our furniture options for clients and I pretty much have full reign to bring in whatever equipment I want and need. So first off I've been shopping for some sewing machines. I have a JUKI DNU-241H at home that I love but for the shop, I've been looking at the 1541s and the 1508n.
It seems like either one would be a good option. I'll mostly be doing restaurant booths and bar stools. Maybe some other random furniture, but I want the option to be able to do thicker leather incase the situation calls for it, which is what brought me to the 1508n.
If anyone has any advice or experience with either of these machines, I'd appreciate some pointers!

thanks!
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General Discussion / Laredo Jeep Seats
Last post by Chica - July 07, 2020, 12:59:59 pm
Does anyone know where I could find carpet to match the carpet that is used on the seats of 1986 Laredo Jeep seats?
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General Discussion / Re: Do you advise customers on...
Last post by iralic - July 05, 2020, 05:00:09 pm
We always try and direct customers to vinyl that we know will last for a long time.  Our preferred vendors are Omnova, Nassimi, and Naugahyde.  We have has lots of success with their products.  If a customer wants to use a poly for an item with tight pulls, we will suggest a similar looking vinyl.  It will save them money on the material and it will last for years longer.
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General Discussion / Re: An Issue? Alignment/Cutti...
Last post by iralic - July 05, 2020, 04:57:23 pm
Most of the vinyl we use is two way stretch.  We need to make sure the vinyl is properly oriented when we cut.  We always take into account the amount of material lost to sewing and the amount gained from stretching.  Depending on the material we will make a new pattern and cut it bigger or smaller.  In addition, for very tight materials, we will adjust our item slightly and give it some addition seams on the arms to release tension.  We typically will add extra seams to this item

https://www.richardsonseating.com/collections/signature-bar-stools/products/button-tufted-cowboy-barstool

We add them at the top of the back where it curves around.  Otherwise it gets too tight.
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General Discussion / Re: How long should restaurant...
Last post by iralic - July 05, 2020, 04:52:39 pm
Spirit Millennium is our preferred vinyl for most projects.  Here is a link to the actual cleaning information.

https://www.naugahyde.com/files/catalogsectiondocument/CareandCleaningBrochureREV2131818050853036.pdf
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General Discussion / Re: 1950'S Dining room set
Last post by iralic - July 05, 2020, 04:49:54 pm
Naugahyde Zodiac is sold by Uniroyal.  You can buy cut yardage from Miami and many other places.  There are also competitors who make an imported version.  You can get this from Futura which they call Polaris.  It looks about the same but not exactly. 
https://futuratextiles.com/products/contract/polaris/

Another manufacturer that imports a similar looking product is Plastex.  Here is a link to their Sparkel pattern.  https://www.plastex.com/vinyls/nggallery/vinyl/Sparkel/

Here is a link to Naugahyde https://www.naugahyde.com/catalog/pattern.cfm?iteID=4338

Here is Miami which sells it by the yard https://www.miamicorp.com/products/VINYL/SPECIALTY/ZODIAC.aspx
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General Discussion / Re: Camoflauge Naugahyde "Rea...
Last post by iralic - July 05, 2020, 04:41:50 pm
We stock one Realtree pattern and one Mossy Oak Pattern. Mossy Oak is Shadowgrass, and Realtree is Max 5. We don't have them on our website so you would need to message me.
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