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Cylinder Bed Machines ?

Do machines like the Consew 227 have a place in automotive upholstery work? I ask this question because I've run into a section on my seat cover that I feel a machine like this is much more suited to use. I'm actually going to sew this part by hand because it really is a hassle on my Consew 225 to hold and align the work in the proper fashion to stitch it correctly. The 227 would make it much easier.

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This type of machine is usually used in a factory setting and set up to do a single repetitive operation, a lot like a double needle machine. Sure it would be great to have access to one, but these machines are not cheap, even used ones. I couldn't justify having one in my shop. I'd have more use for a serger, but not unless I could steal one.

About the only thing I can think of where this would be a help would be headrests and armrests, and I haven't found anything like that yet that I couldn't sew with a regular flat bed machine, and definitely not any part of the seat cover itself.
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