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Sewing Machines

This guide offers information about the sewing machines in PPLD's Makerspaces.

Sailrite Ultrafeed LS-1


The Sailrite® Ultrafeed® LS-1 BASIC (110V) Walking Foot Sewing Machine is a straight stitch heavy-duty industrial sewing machine, featuring a walking foot feed type, cogged belt flywheel with pulley drive system, a patented Posi-Pin clutching system, and two (2) accessory feet. This sturdy metal machine is able to sew through 10 layers of heavy canvas, and is great for upholstery projects, car tarp repairs, leather projects, and more.

Basic Specifications

  • Weight (lbs): 47
  • Maximum sewing speed: 500 stitches per minute
  • Stitches: straight stitch only
  • Stitch length: 0 mm - 6 mm
  • Stitch width: 0 mm
  • Bobbin type: Class 15 / Style A (metal) bobbins
  • Needles: Industrial needles (135 x 16, 135 x 17), sizes 70/10 - 140/22
  • Included feet: Standard walking foot; leather/delicate walking foot
  • Acceptable fabrics: Heavy canvas, upholstery fabrics, denim, vinyl, window material, soft leather, drapery material, sailcloth, and other heavy fabrics.
    • Remember to always match your needle type and size to the weight and type of your fabric! Check the Resources guide for more information about thread and needle types.


The Sailrite® Ultrafeed® LS-1 is available at East Library.

Sewing Machines are available by reservation at all makerspace locations. Reservations are for 1 to 4 hours, up to 2 times a month. They can be made up to one week in advance. Walk-ins are permitted - even if both reservations have already been used - however, usage of the machine cannot be guaranteed. See the link at the bottom of this box to reserve one of the sewing machines.

Learn more about the makerspace on our website: 

Sewing Notions

Explore the General Information tab of this guide for a quick list of provided notions (most available free of charge), such as thread, needles, pins, measuring tape, and cutting tools.


Manufacturer Resources