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Thread: Portable sewing machine

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    Portable sewing machine

    Hi

    I am looking for a great portable sewing machine to take to classes. I love Janome machines -and have the 6500 and have been considering the Jem Platnium 720. Or 760 but also wanted to consider other machines. Has anyone used the Elna Lotus? Would love to hear people's thoughts. Kathy

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    When I looked for a machine to take to classes last year, my main criteria was that it had to be light-weight. I ended up buying a Janome-made Kenmore (the box says it's a 12102) at an estate sale for $65. It's a nice basic machine and has some standard zig-zags.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    My Featherweight is my "take it with me" machine. It goes to classes and I take it with me when I travel.
    "I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane!"
    Valarie

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    I have the older Janome Jem Gold. It has never given me one problem and it has been toted around to workshops/classes for years with many different people including children using it. I would choose the Janome made Kenmore or Janome brand for a portable machine. Not that other brands aren't great, I just know first hand about Janome. I have a FW and it's super easy to tote but no convenient extras at all.
    Got fabric?

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    love my low end brothers for classes, they have never let me down

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    I have the Janome AQS for classes. Love it!
    Heather

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    Bernette 46 ---- Light weight enough to take whereever. Basic stitches. Snap on feed dog cover and great free motion when I need it. Very versatile compared to some others and if soemthing happens to Bernard I can fix him --mechanical not computerised.

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