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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 articles etc. It is also useful when stitching multiple ply of heavier/bulkier 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 top & bottom feeding machine for use on medium to heavy weight applications and typical operators are stitching, 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, play structures/mats, 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 quiet servo motor with easy speed adjustment (standard UK plug).
  • Max sewing speed: 2000rpm
  • Stitch length: 0-8mm  (WR10 model = up-to 10mm)
  • 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.
  • 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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