Product Type: John Lewis irons & sewing machines
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Best compact sewing machine - and cute too!
John Lewis Mini Sewing Machine
Member Name: stacey10304
John Lewis Mini Sewing Machine
Advantages: compact, reliable, pretty - does the trick!
I'd been on the look out for a cheapish sewing machine for months before I finally found this once and decided to buy it. I didnt want to spend a lot of money but I also didnt want some flimsy machine that wouldnt do much and would probably break on me after a few months. I have to say, this one caught my eye due to its colour rather than its specifications - but a year on, I have no complaints and I love my new sewing machine.
It is a simple compact sewing machine, exclusive to John Lewis and retails for £49. It comes in an array of bright colours; pink, red, yellow, blue, purple and orange and is incredibly cute!
It is perfect for beginners (such as me!) and I found it incredibly easy to set up and use, it took me no more than half an hour to get it set up, get it threaded and get sewing.
Its features include 10 different stitch options, 2 needle positions, drop in bobbin and free arm. It also had a double lever foot and push lever reverse. It also has a handy little tray in the bottom to keep your bobbins and other bits and bobs in. I have made an array of items using many different fabrics over the past year and I have yet to come accross something I would like to do that this machine cannot. The foot pedal only has once speed but I have not found this to be a problem as it goes at just the right speed for me.
The machine is lightweight and small but is definitely not flimsy, it doesnt move about when you are sewing and it doesnt take up much space either. It looks perfect sat on my desk and brightens up my craft room!
The sewing machine also comes with a mains adapter, I noticed whilst looking around for a sewing machine that alot were battery powered - which I definitely didnt want! So I was very pleased to see that I could just plug this in and go.
So to summarise, this is a perfect little sewing machine and is a bargain at £49. It performs perfectly for me everytime and is very easy to use, even for beginners (the instructions are very straight forward). It comes with a good range of stitch options for such a small and low priced machine, and definitely feels like a quality sewing machine - not flimsy or cheap at all. Plus, with all the bright and appealing colours it comes in, how could you not want to own one?! I recommended this to my friends after I purchased it and not they all have one to.
John Lewis have also just released a new, more expensive version of this sewing machine which will obviously have more to it...so if your looking for a more comprehensive sewing machine check this one out instead. It retails for £99 and again comes in all the wonderful colours!
Summary: best compact sewing machine out there - and cute too!
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