Author Archives: Tom

Is it spelled DUFFLE or DUFFEL??

Ok, i’m going crazy reviewing copy on our website. Is it duffle bag or duffel bag? Apparently, spell check takes either. But shouldn’t there be only one that is correct? From dictionary.com… duf·fel   /ˈdʌfəl/ Show Spelled[duhf-uhl] –noun 1.a camper’s clothing and equipment. 2.a coarse … Continue reading

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Where to find a starter Industrial Sewing machine

People often struggle sewing through heavy coated fabrics like nylon and web with a home machine. Continue reading

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What do we check during inspection?

Here is a standard list of things we check to ensure a quality product. Continue reading

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Good news for U.S. sewers, not so great for U.S. Textile Mills

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Walking Foot Machines – A Primer

A walking foot machine is great for industrial applications that require working with heavier materials. It looks just like a straight stitch/single needle machine, but it is designed to move materials evenly together during stitch formation. How it works? The … Continue reading

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How to resolveStitch Skips

Here’s a short list to consider if you’re having issues with stitches skipping. Wrong thread for the application. Quality defects in the thread. Improper needle / thread size relationship. Worn or defective thread guides or eyelets. Improper threading. Excessive machine … Continue reading

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Urgency in Business

I promised that I would include in this blog articles or educational pieces that I feel would help a lot of people regardless of your industry. Just read this in Inc. magazine and believe this is recommended reading for any … Continue reading

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Changes in Marine Gear

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Why Chicago still makes sense?

I’ve often pondered and more often asked by prospects and customers why we choose Chicago for our sewing facility. Continue reading

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One of my Favorite Quotes

This is a quote from a speech given by Theodore Roosevelt in Paris in April of 1910: The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who … Continue reading

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