Can you sew leather on an industrial machine?
Yes, it will. But that size needle is pretty thin…. and will only work on SOFT leather products with thicknesses from 1/16″ to 1/8″. One of the biggest problems people have when using a household sewing machine for leather is they think they can sew 1/4″ thick or greater.
What needles to use for leather?
The R point Groz-Beckert needle is a great needle for leather, as long as it is under 4 oz. The R point is considered “sharp” and can punch through materials of all types quite easily. When stitching on thicker pieces of leather, we recommend using a cutting point needle.