This post about sewing tubes without a presser foot or feed dogs suggests using a specialized machine.

What is the second machine in Elmy's answer here called?

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"Feed-off-the-arm sewing machines – A feed off the arm sewing machine’s design is unusual in that its arm bridges a u-shaped bed. Such machines are ideal for seaming the inseams of pants and jeans as well as the sides, sleeves, and shoulders of shirts."


  • And in the OP's case, a three- or triple needle one.
    – Joachim
    Commented Apr 9, 2021 at 20:45
  • @Joachim for my purposes I really want a generic home machine (lockstitch, zig zig) with a really long arm. Several models are available as well as cylinder bed, lockstitch, zig zag units. Commented Apr 10, 2021 at 13:46

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