Unfortunately I am unable to lift my sewing machines due to my weak arms. So I wondered how am I going to take my machine to workshops. While at a workshop I saw this lady with a small sewing machine and I asked her about it. I was so happy because my problem was solved. I bought a mini-machine by Janome. It weighs five pounds it has eight stiches, backward stitch, and it’s great for guilting or anything that you have to sew. You can take it on trips, use it in your RV, and take it to classes. I bought it at Hancock. I really like this mini-machine. I was so surprised that it even existed. Amapola
That sounds a lot like the Hello Kitty sewing machine my niece bought with her own money. The ladies at the sewing store were so impressed that an 11-year-old would want to sew that they loaded her up with freebies. She's really enjoying it.
It is so nice that you found a small machine to fit your needs. I gave my DD a small Janome Jem Silver. It is the same machine as the little Jem Gold but the Jem Silver has the ASG logo on it and on the little blue bag that it comes in. I believe the Jems were created for the ASG to take to Guild meetings. The are great little machines that work like the bigger ones in all that they can do and what they can handle and they also make a beautiful buttonhole. I don't know how these models compare to the Janome mini. but I think the Jems do cost more. The Jems do have the slant thread spool and the top loading bobbin and I think they weigh closer to 11 lbs. Since these Jems have been discontinued they are sold for much less at on line vendors. Janome now has these small machines in computerized models and they do cost as much as a large model.
I do think these smaller machines are the greatest to tote around. I think they are nice for young and old, no matter the age.
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