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Advice wanted:)
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 3:14 AM
Posted by Sally Green
Hi!
It's a little bit off topic but I don't know where else I can ask.
I want to buy a sewing machine for my home but haven't enough space for a big one.
So, I started thinking about the portable one.
I found these variants https://www.bestadvisers.co.uk/portable-sewing-machine. Which one is better? Is this a good idea? Has anybody tried it?
Thanks for your time!
  • Reply from Pauline from Barnegat
    Sunday, June 30, 2019 4:20 PM
    To me, if I am going to spend money on fabrics and threads and my time included, I want a decent machine to work with. I want a sturdy, reliable and easy to use machine.
    . I have a tabletop machine from Singer that I have had for a number of years. Go to top
  • Reply from Sandy
    Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:43 AM
    Since most home sewing machines come in their own carry case these days, any reputable brand would suit your needs. Don't buy one from a department store. I wouldn't trust a sewing machine with a 30 day warranty to last very long either.

    Go to a regular sewing machine shop and tell them what you are looking for. Good brands will have everything from basic models to high-priced embroidery machines all of which you can carry out in its own case. Good dealers also often have very nice used machines so you might be able to find something used. I found my first embroidery machine that way and had loads of fun with it. Another plus for purchasing from a sewing machine dealer is being able to get repairs should something go wrong or simply getting regular maintenance not that good sewing machines need much. (My Viking and Bernina only see the dealers for maintenance every few years. It's cheap insurance.)

    And you can store it in a closet when you don't need it, then bring it out to set it up on your dining or kitchen table to make your project. There are examples all over the internet of people who have made a sewing room all in a closet but when they done for the day, it all folds back up and the closet looks just like a closet. I understand what you mean about lack of space because my house is very small and no garage so my hobbies have taken over a spare bedroom which serves four interests including sewing and cross stitch. I've been quite creative about space usage.

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