The renowned electronically controlled decorative hand stitching machine Deco 2000 duplicates the needlework of a skilled hand sewer by sewing true “pick stitch”, saddle stitch and long/short variations. Customized decorative stitching is easily programmable from the touch screen including the backtacking and condensed stitching at the beginning and end of the sewing cycle. The reverse function ensures that any type of stitches can be reversed during sewing that is important for example at the lapel break-point. The decorative hand stitching machine is equipped with a thread trimming mechanism and can sew with standard polyester cone threads. A customized selection of decorative stitching also provides the operator with total flexibility and versatility with a wide range of applications. Due to the hand-sewn effect the decorative hand stitching machine is presented as the hallmark of quality and is required especially by manufacturers sewing top quality garments.


Floating Needle System

Floating Needle System was developed by AMF Reece to produce a “true hand stitch”. The machine uses a double pointed needle which has an eye in the middle. By the use of two needle bars, one above and one below the work plate, a length of thread is passed through the material duplicating the hand stitch with flawless consistency and incomparable speed.

Other machines of this type, compared to the Deco 2000, use a single needle bar and an “open eye hook” type of needle. This type of needle makes larger penetration in the fabric, which can cause damage to lighter and more delicate fabrics by snagging the fabric. Our machine, Deco 2000, is the only real Imitation Hand Stitch machine ensuring consistent quality on all types of fabrics.

AMF Reece offers different sizes of floating needles to insure high quality performance on different types of materials. It is necessary to use different needle bar kits for specific needles. To view the special specifications, please click here.

Needle Positioning Motor

The needle positioning motor automatically moves the needle to the correct position for turning the clothing garment. The operator can also automatically position the needle to enable threading.

Thread Trimming Mechanism

The thread trimming mechanism allows the machine to handle standard polyester/ nylon cone threads. The trimming length is 400 - 900 mm depending on the sewn garment and can only be used when sewing the standard saddle stitch and its long/short variations. The required thread length is adjusted on the touch screen display.

Reversed Stitching Function

Any type of stitches can be reversed by a simple touch of a button placed on the work desk, at any speed and time during the sewing cycle (e.g. at the jacket lapel break point). This increases productivity and minimizes thread waste.

Backtacking & Condensed Stitching Function

It is no longer necessary to do separate bar tacking operations. To secure the beginning and end of the stitching the operator can take the advantage of condensed stitching or backtacking functions. Both are easily activated by a special pedal and the stitching parameters are set on the touch screen display. As standard the machine is already equipped with the condensed stitching function. The backtacking function is available optionally.

High Sewing Speed

High Sewing Speed up to 500 spm makes the Deco 2000 ten times more productive than hand sewers, providing ensuring consistent quality.

PLC Microprocessor Control with Graphic Touch Screen

The display provides the operator with a user-friendly working environment. All operations such as stitch type, sewing speed, stitch length and thread trimming time etc., are performed using easily understood symbols, which require no language translation.

Excellent Performance

High and consistent quality on all types of fabric is assured by using the double pointed needle, which is passed through the fabric between opposed needle bars. Other machines of this type have a single needle bar and an “open eye hook” needle. This can cause problems in more delicate fabrics by snagging the fibers. The Deco 2000 machine is the only “Real Imitation Hand Stitching Machine” available.

Wide Range of Stitch Types

Type of stitching can be easily selected by a simple touch of the screen, ranging from a pick stitch, saddle stitch to various style stitches (long and short variations), for which the length of the stitch can be precisely specified.

Customized Style Stitching

Unique customized decorative style stitching can be easily adjusted on the touch screen, in addition to the pick stitch, saddle stitch and long/short variations. Each custom stitch pattern comprises of a sequence of 10 different upper and 10 different lower stitch lengths.

No Need for Special Waxed Threads

Either standard polyester/nylon cone or pre-cut waxed silk thread can be used depending on the machine modification and application. The use of the standard thread eliminates color matching issues; threads are available in a wider range of sizes and can be also employed in other garment applications. Nevertheless, when sewing the true “pick stitch”, it is necessary to use the pre-cut waxed silk thread which is specially twisted to give the hand stitch appearance. The pre-cut waxed silk threads are available in various colors and sizes and can be ordered through our Spare Parts Department

Edge Material Gauge

This special gauge ensures straight stitching along the material edge. It is especially recommended when sewing to the material edge, for example with the pick stitch application on men‘s jackets. The minimum distance

Improved Needle Guidance

New design of the throat plate and the clamp feet improves the needle guidance and minimizes the skip stitching. It also significantly helps to sew the stitches more close to the material edge.

Easy Maintenance

Thanks to the new design of the bedplate, the maintenance of the sewing are is now very comfortable. The operator can very easily pull off the magnetic left bended throat plate from the machine and entre the sewing area if needed.


The Deco 2000 machine can be used for a wide range of applications such as men‘s/ladies‘ tailored jackets, suits, overcoats, leather wear, ladies‘ blouses and in the car industry.

Typical Applications are:

  • Pick & Saddle Stitch - men’s/ladies’ tailored jackets, suits and over coats, pockets, dart seams
  • Saddle Stitch - collars, cuffs, ladies’ blouses
  • Decorative Stitch - all types of leather garments









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