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Highlead GC0388

Heavy Duty Lockstitch Sewing Machine with Higher + Longer Arm

 & Dial Adjustable Walking Foot


Highlead GC0388 sewing machine

The GC0388 is the latest model in the Highlead range to be introduced in to the UK for sewing of heavy materials.

It features 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, plastics, webbing, upholstery, tarpaulin + heavier than normal standard fabrics.

The sewing arm is higher & 30% longer* than most standard machines: allowing additional sewing clearance for larger heavy items.  (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 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 top mounted adjusting dial allows for greater versatility, with the operator able to easily set the top feed walking foot to suit a particular application. This is useful for operators who often switch between materials, applications and thicknesses etc.

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, belts, horse rug repairs, canvas, tents, awnings, handbags, outdoor wear, work-wear, camping goods etc.


Highlead GC0388 walking foot sewing machine

  • 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 clutch motor.
  • 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 (Linzbek LB600C series)
  • Linzbek servo needle position motor with speed and acceleration control (LB610C/LB650C series)


Also available:

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



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