break a LOT of needles:
Sew through 2 layers of upholstery fabric and 2 layers of lining that is folded to form a mass of fabric that just barely fits under the presser foot...
I thought it might have been a weakness in the 1008, so I took out one of my 201-2s.
Nope, it's not the machine, it's the idiot in the chair! :D
what does this teach me?
Well, when dealing with super thick stuff, I have to figure out a way to sew it that's just a bit more clever.