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Thread: Light Weight sewing machine to sit on bedside table.

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    Light Weight sewing machine to sit on bedside table.

    I have been looking and to many out there. I just need it for pretty much straight stitching. I have 3 other machines but they are to heavy. Any help with light weight, good basics, that doesn't cost an arm and leg. I have dreams that this will enable me to keep sewing in future. Brothers have good rating, singer not so good. Those are the 2 that I have looked at. Hope you can give me some good advice from first hand use. Have a wonderful holiday season.
    My words of wisdom start early and enjoy longer.

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    I have heard that the Janome Gems are small and lightweight and have heard good things about them. I don't have one but have 2 friends who do. Not sure what the weight on them is.

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    See if you can find a Singer Featherweight - fabulous little machine.
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    I just purchased an old lightweight singer. It only goes forward and backwards. It is great and over inUS easier to find . There is a featherweight that does a zigzag but these can be expensive. Somewhere over there sells and repairs no idea but do a web search.
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    Old Singer Featherweight...definitely! The new plastic machines are JUNK in comparison!
    Cindy

    Curator of an 1889 Singer model 27 Fiddlebase Treadle, a 1951 Singer Centennial Featherweight, a 1956 Singer 401A, and a 1982 Bernina 830 Record.

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    i got a brother 6000i from walmart and love it. it is very light to move from place to place and it makes nice stitches
    Nancy in western NY

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    Janome Jem is excellent.
    Got fabric?

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    I got a Brother SQ9050 from Wal Mart for traveling, I'm really impressed so far. I don't know how it will stand up over the long haul as I've only had it for a few months. It's only 13 lb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    I have heard that the Janome Gems are small and lightweight and have heard good things about them. I don't have one but have 2 friends who do. Not sure what the weight on them is.
    I own a Janome Gem, got it now for at least 15 yrs. and I'm still very happy with it. Not once did the machine need a repair and I use it a lot.

    The machine is not very heavy and wonderful to take with you, wherever you go.
    ♥♥♥ Loving Mama ♥♥♥

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    I believe the Janome Jems run about 12 lbs. Lots of good comments about them from quilters. There are different models of this machine, ranging from those with just a few features and those with a lot of feathers and decorative stitches. Here is a link to just one of them on Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/Janome-Jem-Gol...dp/B000FLH2VE/

    A lot of quilters buy these to take to classes because they are very portable (handle on top too).

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