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Highlead GC0388

Heavy Duty Lockstitch Sewing Machine with Higher + Longer Arm

Dial Adjustable Walking Foot


Highlead GC0388 walking foot

Highlead GC0388 industrial sewing machine featuring a top feed walking foot and bottom feed system that is suitable to sew medium & heavy weight materials such as leather, synthetics, vinyl, canvas, fibre-glass, PVC, plastics, webbing, upholstery and bulky materials etc.  It is also useful when stitching multiple ply of heavier than usual standard fabrics and when combining differing materials together (i.e. adding webbing onto cordura and other technical textiles).

The sewing arm is higher & 30% longer* than most standard machines: allowing additional sewing clearance for larger or heavy items.  (Clearance up-to: Height 150mm x Length 335mm)

The balanced sewing machine head benefits from automatic lubrication to reduce wear & tear, resulting in improved durability, lower noise levels, smoother running and minimal maintenance costs.

The top mounted adjusting dials allow for greater versatility, with the operator able to set & match the walking foot climbing height to a particular job.  Useful for operators who often have to switch between differing materials and applications.  This offers a real advantage, when compared with older style fixed walking foot models, by adding the ability to quickly & easily change between different thicknesses while maintaining a positive feeding action with a balanced stitch formation.

The fitting of a large hook & base as standard, reduces the number of bobbin changes and helps when using the thicker threads associated with heavier materials.

A large stitch length is available up to 8mm and a high foot lift of up to 16mm offers good clearance when stitching bulky/heavy items.  

The Highlead GC0388 is a general purpose walking foot machine for use on medium to heavy weight materials and is suited to sewing, for example, car seats, general leather articles, upholstery, heavy household textiles/curtains, belts, horse rug repairs, canvas, webbing, tents, hats, rucksacks, awnings, support aids, banners, covers, technical textiles, bags, outdoor wear, work-wear and other material articles. 

Highlead GC0388
  • 30% Longer arm*
  • Higher under arm clearance*
  • Clearance Height 150mm x Length 335mm
  • Automatic head lubrication
  • Automatic hook lubrication
  • Dial Adjustable walking foot system
  • Long stitch feature
  • Large hook & base
  • Reverse stitch lever
  • Quiet balanced head
  • 230V motor (standard UK plug)
  • Max sewing speed: 2000rpm
  • Stitch length: 0-8mm
  • Needle bar stroke: 38mm
  • Take up stroke: 73mm
  • Presser foot lift by hand: 6mm
  • Presser foot lift by knee: 16mm
  • Walking foot stroke: Dial Adjustable
  • Hook: large
  • Lubrication: Auto pump type

Highlead Sewing Machines


  • Various sewing feet sets
  • LED needle light kit
  • Energy saving servo motor
  • Needle position servo motor with speed and acceleration control


Highlead GC0388 dial adjust for walkiing foot
Easy to use & versatile dial adjustment to alter the walking foot climb
amount to suit a wider range of materials and thicknesses. 

Also available:

Highlead GC0388-D model with automatic thread trimmer and electronic functions



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5 Cheltenham Street - Salford Manchester M6 6WY England
0161 736 2861
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