Anyone in the Nashville area can sew webbing?
got a maxped bag I want to modify a little bit. stopped at a few cleaners/alteration shops and all said too thick for their machines......ideas?
After several years of my daughter destroying two bookbags each school year (usually the zippers gave out, but there were some that had seams let go), I decided to make some improvements to a medium ALICE pack and see how long it would last as her book bag. She's in college now, and the bag is still going after about 4 years. I used a sewing machine that I bought at Walmart (not the cheapest one they had, but it also wasn't their most expensive). I had to go very slowly while stitching the webbing, to keep it from breaking the needle, but it worked. The trick is to just bump the pedal and quickly let off, so the machine doesn't get any speed built up. The material also needed some manual assistance to keep it feeding.
Try a shoe repair shop or saddle shop. They have heavy-duty sewing machines that can handle leather––nylon isn't a problem.