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Light weight travel machine

Old 11-07-2020, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
I have a 99k that i leave at my friends house for sewing. before that. i had a plastic thing from Walmart. did straight and zig zag. it did what i needed and it was light. for travel, get something not to expensive. will someone try to steal it out of your car/trunk. and what abut temperature extremes.
Lynnie...I think that's it...the 99K. I'll double check in an hour, or two.
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Old 11-07-2020, 06:39 AM
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tee hee....speaking of old vintage machines.....I think my old Viking D1, one of the earlier computerized machines, would almost qualify and also based on the size of the newer high end machines....I could almost consider my D1 a traveling machine....with a lot of features...sure has a nice straight stitch....however, my old singer 66 cast iron machine is probably the heaviest of all my sewing machines.....
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Old 11-07-2020, 06:49 AM
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Yes, it is the 99K. Here's a pic of one that sold on Etsy.


I love this machine!
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Old 11-07-2020, 03:11 PM
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My large machines are Brothers, love them but for travel machines I prefer the lightweight Janomes. I have the Janome Platinum 760, a wonderful machine but it has been discontinued. and I also have the small Janome Jem Gold, sturdy, simple, great stitch quality. A friend has one similar to the Platinum, came out after platinum discontinued, I think JW is in the model name, can't remember for sure, she loves it.
But because of so many making masks the small less expensive machines have been hard to find, they are just now coming back on the market.
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Old 11-07-2020, 04:38 PM
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I have a Bernina, a vintage Viking - Husqvarna, and a Janome Jem Platinum. The Jem is by far my favorite. I love the needle up/down feature and the (albeit limited) speed control. And I think it only weighs something like 12 pounds. Very easy to carry around when I need to.
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Old 11-09-2020, 01:23 PM
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Some of the small computerized choices are surprisingly good little machines, and come with needle up/down, well controlled low speed operation, and nice threaders. All 3 of my regular machines are heavy. I might like one of these little guys to play with. Throw it in a tote and go, but with a few modern comforts.
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