Sewing Machine Buying Guide - Mini Tips

Five Reasons To Buy A Mini Sewing Machine

Millions of people find that mini sewing machines are an everyday lifesaver. Whether you spend most of your time at home, in the office, attending classes, or on the road, one of these miniature machines could be invaluable. Here are five reasons why:



1. No matter how crowded your space, you have room for a mini. Minis are the smallest of all sewing machines. They're feather weight - usually only a pound or two at most - and have an extremely compact footprint that makes them usable in even the most cramped conditions.


If you have a space you can dedicate full-time to sewing and crafts, congratulations - you're one of the lucky few. But if you have to turn your desk, table, or nightstand into a temporary workspace, then a mini machine could be the answer.


2. Minis can be used almost anywhere ... no power outlet required.

Many manufacturers offer cordless minis, and several models give you the option of AC or battery power. This means you can use them just about anywhere - when you're camping, when you're traveling, or even in your car.


3. Storage space limited? No problem with a mini!

If you have even a few inches of self space, you can store a mini machine. But shelf space is actually optional, because most minis are small enough to stow away in a drawer. This makes them perfect for a dorm room or office.


4. Minis are super portable.

Even the largest mini-machines weigh in at less than five pounds, which makes moving them a breeze. The smallest minis can easily be tucked into a suitcase, briefcase, or backpack.


5. Minis are versatile and efficient

The whole idea behind mini machines is to make sewing fast, simple, and convenient. While they don't include all the features of full-sized machines, they definitely offer surprising versatility and efficiency in a tiny package.



Tabletop minis, very small versions of standard sewing machines with limited features, offer the most options. Many tabletop mini models include variable speeds and adjustable stitch length, foot pedal power control, and other "big machine" features. Tabletop minis may be cordless or AC powered, and several offer the option for either.


Handheld minis are definitely limited in features and capabilities, but they're designed to do one thing - straight stitching for quick craft projects and emergency repairs - and do it well. Most are cordless, but some models can also operate on AC.
By: RA Butters

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