When starting or running a small business that involves sewing, it's essential to have a machine that can handle the demands of your work. A domestic sewing machine may be sufficient for small or infrequent projects, but for heavy and consistent use, a commercial or industrial sewing machine is necessary.
These machines are built to handle heavy fabrics and withstand all-day use. There are various brands and types of commercial and industrial sewing machines available, with varying prices and features. It's important to assess the needs of your business and consider investing in an industrial sewing machine if your current machine is unable to keep up with the volume of your work.
Domestic vs Industrial Sewing Machines
Industrial sewing machines are designed to be faster, more efficient and powerful than a home sewing machine. They are equipped with powerful motors that allow for increased productivity and speed of production. These machines are also specialized for specific projects like embroidery and upholstery and often come with additional features like extension tables and sergers.
On the other hand, domestic sewing machines are more suitable for home sewing projects as they have a limit on their speed and may not withstand frequent use. If your business requires a significant amount of sewing, a domestic machine may not be the best option and an industrial machine would be a more suitable choice.
Best Commercial and Industrial Sewing Machine
Below are our expert recommendations for the best industrial sewing machine you can get.
- No.1 recommendation - Juki DDL7000A Lockstitch Industrial Sewing Machine
- Runner Up - Juki DDL8000A Lockstitch Industrial Sewing Machine
- Best value for money - Juki DDL8100e Lockstitch Industrial Sewing Machine
Top pick for 2023 - Juki DDL7000A Lockstitch Industrial Sewing Machine
Runner up for 2023 - Juki DDL8000A Lockstitch Industrial Sewing Machine
When purchased from AE Sewing Machines, it comes with a British manufactured RU/C Stand, Table Top and is fully assembled and ready to use right out of the box. No special assembly or assistance is required.
Juki DDL8000A Single Needle, Lockstitch Industrial Sewing Machine
Best value for money - Juki DDL8100e Lockstitch Industrial Sewing Machine
How to choose the Best Industrial Sewing Machine
When shopping for an industrial sewing machine, it's important to consider the various features, add-ons, and capabilities that come with different brands. While some features are essential for certain types of sewing, others may not be relevant to your needs and add extra cost. It's essential to evaluate your specific requirements and keep them in mind while making your purchase.
A metal frame is the best option if you are looking for a durable choice. A lot of suppliers in the UK will choose cheap, Chinese stands which fall apart after a small amount of use. These are NOT something that we would recommend you using with your machine.
We highly recommend the classic Brinaco RU/C stand which are manufactured in the UK and are extremely strong, sturdy and will stand the test of time. You can find them on our website under Brinaco RU/C Stand with Castors
If you are working with large projects or heavy fabric, it is important to choose the right industrial sewing machine stand but also it is important to have a good quality table top. A lot of other suppliers in the UK will use the cheapest components to make the most amount of money and profit on a machine however, here at AE Sewing Machines, we ensure we use either Polish, German or Italian Table Tops to give the highest quality and support. Stay away and steer clear of Chinese table tops as they are soft, rough and can break easily.
Ease of Use
When searching for an industrial sewing machine, it's important to prioritize simplicity and ease of use. The main advantage of a heavy-duty machine is to increase your productivity and speed of completion on projects. Therefore, it's essential to find a machine with user-friendly design and features. Look for customer reviews that indicate ease of use, and ensure that the machine comes with clear instructions for setup and operation.
What is the best industrial sewing machine brand?
You may have noticed some repeat brands in our list. This is because reputable manufacturers like Juki Industrial Sewing Machines have a wide range of models available. However, the selection of the "best" brand is a matter of personal preference. It is possible that a lesser-known brand may have a machine that is more suitable for your specific needs but of course, it is always important to choose a machine from a supplier that is reputable and gives excellent support and feedback.