If you have a limited amount of space, or just want an extra sewing machine for your RV or vacation home, a compact sewing machine can be a great addition. While smaller sewing machines might not have the power or the capability of a full-sized machine, thanks to advances in technology these machines are able to accomplish a wide variety of jobs.
Many of us love our sewing machines. We love how strong and powerful they are, and how they are quickly able to help us mend our denim pants, do dress hems, or create any project we can think of for our grandchildren.
But if you have a limited amount of space or have to travel, having a compact sewing machine is a great alternative. When buying one of these machines you should look for the same features you would look for if you were shopping for on any regular sewing machine.
Most of these machines are available for less than $500, and since you want this machine to be transportable, weight should be one of your primary buying factors. While you want a machine that is light enough to easily carry, you also want one that is heavy enough that won’t be pulled around easily as you pull fabric through the arm.
You should also realize that these later machines are designed to work with lighter materials and are not designed to do upholstery or heavy denims.
The power source also a big concern as well. If at all possible to avoid battery powered compact sewing machines because these often lack the power necessary even for the most basic sewing jobs. Look for one that has a long cord to reach almost any outlet.
If you take your time when you go shopping for a new compact sewing machine you should be able to find one that meets your needs. But member don’t expect it to do the job of your full-size sewing machine.