SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
PatternReview.com
PatternReview.com

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

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
light weight Sewing machines
JudyinJax
JudyinJax
Member since 7/31/12
Posts: 1
Send Message

      



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)

AminaHijabi
star
AminaHijabi
Advanced Beginner
Member since 10/22/10
Posts: 1173
Send Message

      



Date: 6/13/13 9:11 PM

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

kathieh9
star
kathieh9
Advanced Beginner
Pennsylvania USA
Member since 10/22/08
Posts: 282
Send Message

      



In reply to JudyinJax <<


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!

------
Sewing is my therapy, as long as my spine will let me
Bernina 430,

Connie F
Connie F
Advanced
North Carolina USA
Member since 4/8/13
Posts: 566
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



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

SandiMacD
star
SandiMacD  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Florida USA
Member since 2/8/09
Posts: 2564
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



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.
-- Edited on 6/15/13 4:18 PM --

------
sewing brings joy and meaning to my life...

Aire
Aire
Intermediate
POLAND
Member since 7/31/11
Posts: 11
Send Message

      



In reply to SandiMacD <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 6/14/13 6:35 AM

Quote: SandiMacD
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.
Sewmissy2
Sewmissy2
Intermediate
Missouri USA
Member since 12/5/10
Posts: 124
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 6/14/13 8:35 AM

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

------
Designer 1, bought in 2000
Simplicity 350 serger, bought about 1997
3 Tajima Neo single head embroidery machines
Digitizer by profession
Embroidery software: Tajima DGML by Pulse (commercial) also know Designer's Gallery and Floriani for home use.

Cat n Bull
star
Cat n Bull  Friend of PR
North Carolina USA
Member since 2/17/06
Posts: 4636
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



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.

------
Cathryn

tgm and Kittys
star
tgm and  Kittys
Advanced Beginner
USA
Member since 3/8/10
Posts: 8105
Send Message

      



In reply to JudyinJax <<


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.

------
Home of the adorable Baby & Mittee girl >^,,^<
Mittee birthday 10/5/2009, The Baby 11/2/2000

Oh my..here we go again, no job...Sighing allot..almost 3 months & counting ...

Home to Hello Kitty Kate, Hello Kitty Valerie, Dottie Kenmore


Ambimom
Ambimom
Intermediate
Member since 5/25/08
Posts: 105
Send Message

      



In reply to JudyinJax <<


Date: 6/14/13 11:22 AM

Quote: JudyinJax
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.
Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Machines >> light weight Sewing machines

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics

Class Details

Online Class
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Class Details

Lingerie Secrets Ladies PJ/Yoga Pant

photo
by: Holmar

Review
Jamie Christina Honey Girl Dress and Top Pattern (JC304HG)

Jamie Christina Honey Girl Dress and Top Pattern (JC304HG)

More Info
THE COLLARS - A CD Book by Kenneth King

THE COLLARS - A CD Book by Kenneth King

More Info

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.