The textile, military, athletics, and industrial supply sectors all depend upon high-quality industrial sewing services. Using industrial sewing machines with durable parts made from high-quality metals, various stitching techniques are used to assemble fabrics and materials into finished pieces with speed and efficiency.

What is Industrial Sewing?

Industrial sewing encompasses a wide range of services, including sewing, embroidery, and embossing. These services can be applied to a variety of materials such as canvas, cotton, PVC, vinyl, and nylon. Thanks to the variety of specialized industrial sewing machines and the diversity of materials and fabrics available, industry sewing services can produce highly customized products.

Carolina CoverTech proudly specializes in industrial sewing. Using the right industrial sewing machine and materials for your project, we develop and manufacture durable and weather-resistant products.

How Does Industrial Sewing Differ from Domestic Sewing?

Industrial sewing differs fundamentally from domestic sewing. The following aspects outline the differences between the two:

Machine Types/Sizes

Small in size and built for medium productivity at best, domestic sewing machines provide the right level of functionality for sewing enthusiasts. These versatile machines can sew different materials and stitches, but due to small motors, they can run only a few hours daily.

When it comes to industrial sewing, superior product quality requires large motor industrial sewing machinery. Heavy-duty industrial sewing machines spin via large external motors. Specialized according to product needs, these machines break into varieties such as flatbed, post-bed, cylinder-bed, and off-the-arm machines. The material feed for each of these machines also varies. Due to their robust motors, industrial sewing machines run for long periods of time to achieve much higher volumes than even the most robust consumer sewing equipment.


Domestic sewing machines do have the ability to produce a variety of stitch types, such as straight stitch, zigzag, overcasting, and blind hem stitches. Nevertheless, industrial sewing avails more stitches with much greater refinement. Within a factory setting, each industrial sewing machine performs a single, specific stitch or task such as reinforcing fabric, creating buttonholes, or attaching buttons. Cutting out the reliance on human memory for stitches and patterns, programmable computerized industrial sewing machines efficiently meet demands for high-quality products.


Different materials suit either domestic and industrial sewing better. Domestic sewing works best for lighter fabrics. Industrial sewing is more accommodating and uses high-powered machinery to sew a variety of heavy materials. Sewing many layers of different materials at one time can be difficult with domestic sewing machines. However, industrial sewing machines can sew several layers of both similar materials and different materials at once.

Advantages of Industrial Sewing

Industrial sewing provides many advantages, including:

  • Mass production: Using machines with external motors capable of sewing at more than 5,000 rpm, industrial sewing machines fulfill large orders in a timely fashion.
  • Automation: Industrial sewing involves automated processes, which is especially useful when sewing long fabrics. Programmable machines enable consistency in production quality, accuracy, stitch repeatability, and time.
  • Better quality: Stitches produced from industrial sewing are refined and durable.

Industries that Benefit from Industrial Sewing

Industrial sewing commonly relies upon heavy fabrics. This long list of materials includes:

  • ABS
  • Acrylic
  • Canvas
  • Cotton
  • Nylon
  • Packcloth
  • Plastic
  • Polyester
  • Polypropylene
  • PVC
  • Rubber
  • Urethane
  • Vinyl

With so many different heavy fabrics used, industrial sewing meets the demands of a variety of industries, requiring products both on small and large scales.

Aerospace, agriculture, athletics, construction, horticultural, manufacturing, medical, military, recreational, transportation, and many others all benefit from industrial sewing. As these industries continue to innovate, the industrial sewing services available must change to cater to those new needs in the market.

Reap Industrial Sewing Benefits

With more than 160 years of industry experience, Carolina CoverTech provides precise, industry-leading products with affordability in mind. We keep a keen focus on the integrity of the industrial sewing process, conceptualizing and delivering cost-effective solutions. Our expert personnel and equipment can achieve virtually any industrial sewing need.

Whatever the project, let Carolina CoverTech surpass your expectations. Contact us or request a brochure today for more information on our industrial sewing capabilities.

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