PORTABLE SEWING MACHINE
The Barracuda zig-zag and straight stitch portable walking- foot machine is remarkably versatile. Designed for boat owners, hobbyists, and small businesses, the Barracuda is ideal for medium- to heavy-weight sewing jobs.
- Stitch width (0-5mm) adjustment lever
- 800 stitches per minute
- Up to 4 stitches per inch
- Toothed belts and pulleys to prevent slippage
Our tailors and seamstresses have always been empowered with the tools necessary to craft their work and produce quality results. We sew off every single machine we sell – they go through strenuous testing before being released to our customers. Italian made quality vacuum, steam boilers and pressing equipment. We supply all the equipment. A one stop shop. This is what sets us apart from our competitors.
Our tailoring story begins in the 1920s, when Milton Kahn worked for his father producing women’s coats in Toronto, Canada. A tailor with humble beginnings, he introduced Milton to the garment industry and instilled in him the values that made Reliable what it is today. In the 1950s, Milton expanded beyond garments and began selling sewing machines in Toronto’s Fashion District, operating out of a garage.
Today, we not only design and sell a large range of sewing products, but have 30 years of experience servicing the machines we sell. Our team includes experts dedicated to their trade, that know our sewing machines inside out.
- Robert Kahn, CEO
Our Proud Partners
FIELDS OF APPLICATION
CUT & TRIM
THE BOILER REVOLUTION
Until Reliable intervened, boilers still looked like items from the 19th century, with heavy cast iron or aluminium tanks. In the late 1990s, our first range of stainless-steel boilers was launched, and the industry has never looked back!
Rust was an unwelcome, expensive but regular occurrence until our stainless-steel models came onto the market. We manufacture ours with the some of the best safety systems in place, ensuring our customers are protected while using our machines.
Innovation has been the cornerstone of our growth, and our finger is on the pulse of industry developments. Our motivation to innovate is a simple one – giving tailors and seamstresses the tools to get their jobs done efficiently. From steam boilers to vacuum tables and of course, our revolutionary SewQuiet motor, Reliable has continually been a world leader, setting industry standards since the beginning.
With Italy’s reputation as a fashion capital, it made sense to trust Italian masters to manufacture our products. Rather than outsourcing production to the cheapest source, we continue to closely work with sewing industry professionals to produce our boilers, vacuum tables and boards in Italy.
THE RELIABLE WAY
Reliable is known for our customer focus, consistently providing both high-quality products and first-class customer service. Our team checks and prepares all of our commercial alteration products prior to shipment. Ensuring that each product matches our high standards and is ready to perform.
STITCHES – STITCHES EVERYWHERE…
Take a look around as you are going through your day today… you'll discover evidence of commercial sewing in nearly every facet of your life. It starts from the moment you put on those fuzzy slippers and cozy robe on your way to the kitchen to savor that first cup of coffee. Someone stitched your slippers and robe using a commercial sewing machine. Lunches are put into backpacks that were stitched with a commercial sewing machine, as was the car interior you all pile into - including the seatbelt and that very fashionable belt that perfectly accents your outfit (looking good – by the way!).
OUR ROOTS: SEWING
Reliable has lived and breathed every aspect of sewing machines since Milton Kahn started the business more than 6 decades ago. Quality control, expert service and advice are just a few of the things that make Reliable the leading commercial sewing and garment care manufacturer in North America.