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Message Board > Sewing Machines > light weight Sewing machines ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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JudyinJax
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Date: 6/13/13 8:04 PM

I need a lightweight machine to take to classes and need recommendations of possible models to consider(other than Featherweights)

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Date: 6/13/13 9:11 PM

I have a Janome JNH 720 (was AQS 2009) and I like it.

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Date: 6/13/13 10:32 PM

The baby lock Audrey which I own is lightweight and affordable, not the fastest sewing machine though, but light as a cork!

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Date: 6/13/13 10:59 PM

Pfaff has a new machine out called the Passport. It is only 13 lbs has 70 stitches and the IDT!!! Getting good reviews. My dealer can't keep them in stock. Good luck with your search

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Date: 6/14/13 6:01 AM

I bought a mechanical Pfaff 6152. Just love it. I didn't need all the computerized features that I have at home. Just something simple. Love the IDT, the feet and how they work, the snap on plate to clean it, not having to strain to read a small digital stitch display and the swing out accessory tray. Its lightweight and has a hard case cover to protect it.
Think about your class needs (i do garments) and make up a list of your most important features.
Aire- Edited model number! Yes, I have Jeans and Satin, too. Awesome machine! I just got the teflon foot today. Vinyl is the only fabric I haven't put thorough it before I write a PR Review. Every stitch is utterly perfect in tension on every thread brand I tried.
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Date: 6/14/13 6:35 AM

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I bought a mechanical Pfaff 2152. Just love it. I didn't need all the computerized features that I have at home. Just something simple. Love the IDT, the feet and how they work, the snap on plate to clean it, not having to strain to read a small digital stitch display and the swing out accessory tray. Its lightweight and has a hard case cover to protect it.

Think about your class needs (i do garments) and make up a list of your most important features.

Do you mean Pfaff 6152? I have a Jeans & Satin edition of that machine. I believe they are identical. It's awesome! Sews through bulky seams without hesitation and doesn't shorten stitches. And the IDT is unbeatable. I bought it used but it looks and runs like brand new one. This machine made me fall in love in Pfaffs.
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Date: 6/14/13 8:35 AM

Baby Lock Grace is a wonderful lightweight machine. One of my favorites.

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Date: 6/14/13 9:20 AM

I got the new Pfaff Passport 2 and I LOVE it for travel!

Very light, has IDT for precision and has impeccable stitch quality.

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Date: 6/14/13 10:51 AM

If a nice mechanical is okay I have Janome 2212 & I like it allot! It does not have all the bells & whistles but it is quiet, & has a very nice stitch & 4 step buttonhole. I think they are running between $149 & $189 depending on where you buy it. ...Able to use regular size needles, Janome bobbins... which I think is size 15 plastic so these are easy to find for it. Feet are also very reasonable prices.

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Date: 6/14/13 11:22 AM

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I need a lightweight machine to take to classes and need recommendations of possible models to consider(other than Featherweights).

Juki 27Z is only 13 pounds, 1/2 size, and cost only $114. It's a solid machine and has a stitch comparable to my $1,300 Janome 6600P.
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