What’s the Best Mini Sewing Machine for Convenience and Portability?
Are you looking for a sewing machine that is wearable but does not want to compromise on quality? Luckily you do not have to. There are many mini sewing machines that are capable of doing everyday sewing and also great for sewing on the go. They are lightweight and compact so you can easily take them with you when traveling or attending sewing classes.
There are some wearable sewing machines on the market, but there are six that we really like. Everyone is light, easy to wear and strong enough to tackle most sewing.
1st Singer Start 1234 Lightweight machine
The Singer Start 1234 delivers the portability and quality you expect from one of the industry’s top brands.
The Start 1234 model weighs only 7 pounds, so it’s ideal for use in small spaces or when traveling.
Although small, this machine does not compromise on quality or function. This model has six built-in stitches and a 4-step buttonhole. There is also a free arm so you can sew sleeves and cuffs with ease. In addition, the machine has a storage compartment in which all your sewing utensils are housed.
The Start 1234 is ideal for beginners, as the built-in stitches have pre-set widths and lengths. There is no guesswork. Just pick your stitch and start sewing.
This machine also has an automatic coil winding system and comes with a lot of accessories to get you started. It even has two spool pins so you can sew twin needle.
- Weighs only 7 pounds
- Portable design
- Just the right amount of stitches (6)
- Free arm for sewing sleeves and sleeves
- Automatic coil winding system
- Includes plenty of accessories and built-in memory
- metal frame
- Stitch length and width are not adjustable
The only complaint with this device is that you can not adjust the stitch length or width. Specified lengths and widths make it easier for beginners to get started without feeling overwhelmed.
2. GentleShower Portable Sewing Machine
The GentleShower portable sewing machine is lightweight, travel-friendly and suitable for both sewing and quilting.
I was surprised how many features this machine offers. In addition to 12 integrated stitches, you also have control over the sewing speed. It also has a free arm for sewing small clothes, sleeves and cuffs. Forwards and backwards sewing also facilitates stitching stitches.
The built-in light bulb illuminates the working space and the thread trimmer eliminates the need for scissors. There is even a built-in tape measure and a voltage regulator.
Automatic bobbin winding and double-thread capability make this a very versatile sewing machine. You can even work with multiple layers of fabric.
- Compact and lightweight
- Can work with multiple layers
- Free-arm for sewing sleeves and smaller garments
- 12 built-in stitches
- Adjustable sewing speed and tension
- No buttonhole
The GentleShower portable machine does not have a buttonhole. But the machine comes with instructions for manually sewing buttonholes.
This model is ideal for beginners and those who do not want to carry around a heavy sewing machine.
3. iBesi Mini Portable Sewing Machine
The portable iBesi Mini sewing machine is designed for children. Its imaginative design makes it fun to use, and it’s just the right size for small hands to work with.
While the iBesi was made for kids, adults can use it too.
This machine features double thread, two line design and double speed. It is extremely light at only 2.1 pounds.
The iBest Mini has two speeds: low and high. The speed can be adjusted depending on the project and level of difficulty.
- Compact design, ideal for children and beginners
- Lightweight at just 2.1 pounds
- Fun design
- Easy to use
- Has two sewing speeds
- Not ideal for serious projects
The iBest Mini is great for most sewing projects, but for a little more complicated – like jeans – a normal size sewing machine is needed.
Apart from that, this machine is a great option for anyone just starting sewing and for kids.
4. NEX portable sewing machine
This is another great lightweight machine for beginners. The nice thing about this model is that you can use the power plug or the batteries. If you’re on the move and not near a power outlet, you can just use 4 AA batteries (not included) and continue with your sewing projects.
It contains 12 built-in stitches so you can work on a variety of projects.
This machine has forward and reverse stitching as well as double-thread and double-speed options.
- Compact size for easy portability
- Runs on batteries or power plug
- 12 built-in stitches
- Forwards and backwards sewing as well as double threading
- Not ideal for thick tissue
The low weight of this machine makes it bad for working with thicker fabrics. Otherwise, this machine is ideal for most projects, from interior design to clothing.
5. Sewing machine Varmax 201
The Varmax 201 has a very similar design to the iBesi Mini machine. The main difference between the two is that the Varmax 201 is actually delivered with an extension table. The extendable table is ideal for quilting and larger sewing projects.
This lightweight sewing machine also has built-in lighting and a string trimmer for added comfort.
Like the NEX model, the Varmax 201 can also be powered by batteries (4 AA – not included).
The 201 is easy to use, and its smaller size makes it a great option for young sewing friends.
- Small and light
- Contains an extension table
- Runs on batteries or power plug
- Built-in lighting
- thread cutter
- Does not work with thick fabric or elastic knit
The Varmax 201 is not ideal for processing elastic knits or thick fabrics. Otherwise it can impressively tackle most other sewing projects.
6. RoyalSell hand sewing machine
The RoyalSell portable sewing machine has a unique design (it reminds me of a stapler) that takes some getting used to, but is ideal for use on the go. Battery operated and handheld, this machine can be used almost anywhere.
You can not sew jeans, but you can quickly make a short hem or fold clothes up. It’s compact enough to fit in the palm of your hand and light enough to be taken anywhere.
The APlus + machine can be powered by four AA batteries, or you can connect it to the wall with the adapter cable (not included).
There are a few things you need to know about this sewing machine:
- The fabric should be about 1.8 mm in size. It does not work with fabric that is too thick or thin.
- This is a single thread machine, so you need to tie the node itself.
Despite its compact size, this portable sewing machine gives you a lot of control. The rotary wheel adjustment allows you to control the stitches, while the tension control allows you to adjust the stitch density. An included mounting plate holds the fabric while sewing.
- Ideal for changes and minor repairs
- Compact enough to fit in the palm of your hand
- Easy and easy to transport
- Can use batteries or an adapter plug
- Can not be used with thin or thick fabrics
The sewing machine APlus + is not like a normal sewing machine, so it has limitations. It’s light and compact in size, but you have to pay attention to the tissues you use.
Thin or thick tissue will not work with this device.
Nonetheless, this model is ideal for on-the-spot travel and repairs or changes that need to be made. With the APlus + you do not need to remove your original sewing machine for these small jobs.