Jun 192013

Michley LSS-202 Lil’ Sew & Sew Mini 2-Speed Sewing Machine

Michley LSS-202 Lil’ Sew & Sew Mini 2-Speed Sewing Machine

This is an adorable little sewing machine. It threads easily and is easy to use. Why spend a lot of money on a machine that you probably won’t use that much? Pick up a hem once in awhile, do some alterations, sew on a patch. This machine can handle many projects. It is compact and stores easily.


  • Mini 2-speed sewing machine offers double thread and perfect stitch control
  • For anything from silk to denim
  • Hand switch or foot pedal to start
  • Top drop-in bobbin ensures easy threading
  • Automatic thread rewind
  • Includes 4 bobbins, a foot pedal, needle, and threader
  • Uses DC 6-volt power
  • Measures approximately 7-2/3 by 4-1/2 by 8-2/7 inches

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May 302013

Singer 4411 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine with Metal Frame

The Singer 4411 Sewing Machine is a true workhorse. With a heavy-duty metal interior frame, stainless steel bedplate, extra-high sewing speed and powerful motor, the 4411 Heavy Duty can sew through just about anything you throw at it. Please note that not all modern sewing machines have an interior metal frame. Most inexpensive sewing machines are all plastic. Make sure you take this into consideration when purchasing a sewing machine.

Singer 4423 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine with 23 Built-In Stitches, Metal Frame

Heavy Duty Metal Frame

Convenient features including a top drop-in bobbin, drop feed for free-motion sewing, automatic four-step buttonhole, and adjustable presser foot pressure add a new dimension of ease to heavy-duty sewing.

11 Stitch Options
Singer 4411 basic stitches Singer 4411 decorative stitches Singer 4411 4-step buttonhole
Six essential stitches are the core stitches of construction and mending. Four decorative stitches allow you to create special details on any project. The automatic four-step buttonhole guides you through every step to professional results.

Eleven stitch patterns with adjustable stitch length and width makes this machine perfect for both utilitarian and creative projects. Free arm with accessory storage, adjustable presser foot pressure, and provision for mounting in a cabinet are also featured here. The Singer 4411 is eligible for Free Shipping.


  • Heavy-Duty Metal Frame
  • Stainless Steel Bed Plate
  • 1,100 Stitches per Minute
  • Top Drop-in Bobbin
  • Drop Feed for free motion sewing
  • Includes a serging stitch for professional-looking seams
  • Automatic Four-step Buttonhole
  • 60% Stronger Motor than standard sewing machines
  • Free Arm
  • On-Board Storage of accessories
  • Automatic Reverse
  • Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure Control
  • Snap-on Presser Feet
  • Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
  • Three Needle Positions
  • Adjustable Stitch Length
  • Commercial and Household Use Warranty

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May 292013

Singer 2259 Tradition 19-Stitch Sewing Machine

Just learning? Just perfect. The Singer 2259 Tradition.

The Singer 2259 Tradition has the features to make starting a new hobby easy. This sewing machine features an automatic four-step buttonhole, easy stitch selection, and snap-on presser feet. Thread the machine quickly and easily. Just follow the arrows on the machine, and you are threaded in a snap.

Nineteen basic, stretch, and decorative built-in stitches provide options for everything from the most basic garment alterations to more elaborate home décor designs.

One of the most important features of the Singer 2259 is its sturdy metal frame on the inside with a lightweight plastic cover on the outside. Please note that not all modern sewing machines have an interior metal frame. Most inexpensive sewing machines are all plastic. Make sure you take this into consideration when purchasing a sewing machine.

In the old days, sewing machines were all metal, inside and outside, and they were also very heavy! Not exactly portable. They were mounted inside a cabinet and were never intended to move from that spot. Every part was metal; gears, knobs, pulleys, etc. The good thing was that they were sturdy and could sew through practically anything. Parts, on the other hand, could be very expensive and metal machines harder to repair.


  • Heavy Duty Metal Frame
  • Quick-and-easy threading saves time
  • 19 built-in stitches
  • Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
  • Four Snap-On Presser Feet
  • Four-step buttonhole
  • Free Arm with On-Board Storage
  • Automatic Tension ensures stable stitch quality, whatever type of fabric you use.
  • Built-In Carry Handle makes it easy to transport the machine. The machine can also be mounted into a cabinet in a few easy steps.
  • Soft-sided dust cover included to keep your machine protected and dust-free
  • 110 volt machine designed for United States and Canadian use only

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May 292013

Janome 2212 Sewing Machine

The Janome 2212 Sewing Machine. This quality low level model is another fantastic buy from Janome. It is lightweight and easy to use, and at the right price. The Janome 2212 features 12 built-in stitches, including four adjustable length stitches, and a four-step buttonholer. Dial pattern selection and stitch width adjustment and length adjustment ensures ease of use. Operates with a foot pedal. The Janome 2212 is eligible for Free Shipping.


  • Easy turn dial pattern selection
  • 12 built-in stitches including a four-step buttonhole
  • Stitch width adjustment and length adjustment ensures ease of use
  • Drop feed for free motion sewing and quilting
  • 110-volt machine, for use in US only

Janome 2212 Sewing Machine 12 Built-In Stitches

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Nov 182012

Michley Lil' Sew & Sew LSS-505 Combo Mini Sewing Machine, Electrical Scissors and 100-Piece Sewing Kit
Michley Lil’ Sew & Sew LSS-505 Combo Mini Sewing Machine, Electrical Scissors and 100-Piece Sewing Kit

Product Description:

Here is another cheap sewing machine that sells for under $60.00. This sewing machine doesn’t look like a toy, and it would make a great first sewing machine for a child, or a good travel machine for small sewing projects and mending.

The LSS-505 from Michley is a multi-purpose sewing machine that features double thread, double speed, 8 built-in stitch patterns, forward and reverse sewing and automatic thread rewind. Sews sleeves and had a built-in sewing light. Use hand switch or foot pedal to start. Drawer, thread cutter, foot pedal, adaptor, and thread bag included. Uses DC 6V power.

  • Eight built-in stitch patterns
  • Automatic thread rewind, can sew sleeves, LED sewing light
  • Includes two bobbins, two thread spools, needle, threader, foot pedal, and AC adaptor
  • Double speed, double thread, forward and reverse sewing
  • Measurements: approx. 10-4/5″ by 4-4/5″ by 10-1/5″
  • This combo kit also includes Electrical Scissors and a 100-piece sewing kit

Michley Lil’ Sew & Sew LSS-505 Combo Mini Sewing Machine, Electrical Scissors and 100-Piece Sewing Kit – Click Here!


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Oct 272012

Janome Sew Mini Sewing Machine

Janome Sew Mini Sewing Machine

Small in size. BIG on features!

The only ‘REAL” sewing machine in its price range! If you are looking for a toy sewing machine, you are looking at the wrong machine. Sew Mini is made by Janome, the world’s leading manufacturer of home sewing machines. In fact, Sew Mini is made in the same factory as Janome’s larger machines, and incorporates many of the same helpful features. This is the perfect second machine for the experienced user, or a great starter machine for the young enthusiast. This is not a toy. Recommended for ages 8 to adult.



  • Only 5 lbs. Easy to take out, set up and put away. You can even bring it with you when you travel.
    Easy to Use!

  • Top drop-in bobbin is easy to insert and remove.

  • Straight stitch –4 lengths, Zigzag — 3 widths, Straight stitch also available in left needle position.

  • For quick mending jobs, quilting, scrapbooking, costumes & doll’s clothing.

Oct 062012

The Singer 1507WC. If you are a beginner sewer or are looking for a machine to do some basic mending and sewing, this 8-stitch sewing machine could be the machine you need.

The machine features a 4-step buttonhole; 2 needle positions to help get your stitching in just the right spot; an easy bobbin winder; a free arm for sewing those pant legs and sleeves; horizontal threading for smoother stitching; and adjustable presser foot pressure (useful for heavier fabrics). Includes four snap-on presser feet and operates with a foot pedal. The Singer 1507WC is eligible for Prime Shipping.

  • Adjustable Tension
  • Heavy Duty Metal Frame
  • Extra-High Presser Foot Lifter
  • Four-Segment Feed Dog System
  • Variable Needle Position
  • Adjustable Stitch Length and Zigzag Width
  • Four Snap-On Presser Feet
  • Automatic Four-Step Buttonhole
  • Bonus Canvas Cover Included
  • Automatic Bobbin Winding Clutch
  • Portable and Cabinet Mountable
  • Bobbin Class: 15 only
  • Needles: 2020 and 2045
  • Light Bulb: 120V 10-Watt Light
  • 25 Year Limited Warranty

Consumer’s Choice: More people own SINGER machines than all other brands combined.

SINGER is sewing made easy

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Happy Sewing!


Oct 032012

The Brother LS-2125i Easy-To-Use Lightweight Basic 10-Stitch Sewing Machine. This sewing machine is compact and lightweight, weighing only 15 pounds, with a built-in handle for portability. It has a quick bobbin wind, automatic four-step buttonholer, and tension adjustment dial. It has 10 built-in stitches and 25 stitch functions, including hem, elastic, satin, straight, and zigzag stitching. The 2125 is user-friendly and perfect for basic sewing and mending. The Brother LS-2125i is eligible for Prime Shipping.

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Oct 032012


XL2600i Easy-to-use sewing machine with 25 built-in stitches. Perfect for everyday sewing

The Brother XL2600i is perfect even for beginner sewers, with features that are easy to learn and use, a lightweight compact style and an instruction manual that helps take you through everything from basic setup to custom-sized buttonholes. This versatile sewing machine is perfect for so many home sewing projects such as altering and creating clothing, crafting, quilting, home decor and more. Loaded with features, the Brother XL2600i offers 25 built-in utility, decorative and heirloom stitches, and a built-in free arm that allows you to easily sew hems on pants or shirt sleeves. It comes with built-in convenience features such as a 1-step auto-size buttonholer, easy needle threader and drop-in bobbin, all designed to make your everyday sewing quick, easy, and fun. Includes bilingual English/Spanish instruction manual, 25-year limited warranty, and free phone support for the life of the product.

Easy stitch selector

Selecting your stitch is as easy as turning the dial.

Easy threading system, with automatic needle threader

Simply follow the threading diagram printed on your machine, and then have the built-in automatic needle threader take care of threading the needle for you. It couldn’t be easier.

Jam-resistant top drop-in bobbin

Just drop in your bobbin, pull the thread through the slot, and start sewing.

One-step, auto-sized buttonholes

Easily create custom-sized buttonholes with the built-in, one-step buttonhole stitch and the included buttonhole foot. And use the included button fitting foot to then sew on each button.

Plus, these outstanding features:

• Super easy bobbin winding
With your upper thread in place, and the bobbin set on the winder, just push the bobbin control to the right – and your bobbin is wound for you. Fast, easy, and reliable.
• Built-in free arm for sewing cuffs and sleeves
Perfect for sewing sleeves, pant legs on children’s clothing and other smaller cylindrical items.

Included Accessories:

About Brother International Corporation

Brother International Corporation has earned its reputation as a leading supplier of innovative products for home sewing and embroidery enthusiasts. The company is recognized for its high-quality, state-of-the-art machines and accessories, offering ease of use and flexibility at affordable prices. Brother is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother Industries Ltd.

XL2600i Easy-to-use sewing machine with 25 built-in stitches

Exciting range of 25 built-in stitches

In the box

• XL2600i Free Arm Sewing Machine • Presser feet:
• • Zipper foot
• Blind stitch foot
• Buttonhole foot
• Button fitting foot
• Narrow hemmer foot
• Accessory pouch with needle set, twin needle, screwdriver, extra spool pin, bobbins (3), darning plate
• Power cord
• English/Spanish operation manual
• 25 year limited warranty

List Price: $149.99 USD
New From: $66.88 USD In Stock
Used from: $70.00 USD In Stock

This is a versatile, lightweight machine that is great for sewing, quilting, and decorating clothing. It comes with 25 built-in stitches, a thread cutter, automatic needle threader, drop-in bobbin system, quick-change presser feet, and a one-step automatic buttonholer. This is a great feature, considering most inexpensive machines come with a four-step buttonhole, which requires four steps instead of just one.

The Brother XL2610 is very much like the XL2600i, except for one important feature. This has a four-step buttonholer, which unlike the Brother XL2600i that has a one-step automatic buttonhole, requires four steps instead of one. Because of this, we would recommend the Brother XL2600i. The Brother XL2600i is eligible for Prime Shipping.

Brother XL2600i Sew Advance Sew Affordable 25-Stitch Free-Arm Sewing Machine.


Oct 032012

This is our personal favorite. It’s not only great for beginners, but the avid sewer as well. Don’t let the low price fool you! This lightweight sewing machine is incredible, especially at such a low price for a computerized sewing machine. The one-step buttonhole alone would make this a great choice because most inexpensive machines come with a four-step buttonhole. Not only that, there are seven buttonhole styles to choose from.

The Brother CS6000i has many of the same features found on a $1,000 high-end sewing machine. It is easier to learn and lightweight, making it easy to carry back and forth between classes or workshops, and it’s reliable. It comes with 9 presser feet, which can be very costly when purchased separately, including a walking foot, spring action quilting foot, quilting guide for foot holder, an attachable oversized table for quilting and large projects, and a hard case/cover. The Brother CS6000i is eligible for Prime Shipping.

Simple to use, LCD display stitch selectorCS6000i Simple to use, LCD display stitch selector
You can select your stitch, and then see the stitch on the LCD display screen.

Extended table
CS6000i oversized table
The extended table gives you the space you need for quilting and other large projects. Because of the extended table and seven quilting stitches, it’s one of the best sewing machines for beginner quilters.

7 Styles of Buttonholes

Simply insert a regular sized button right into the back of the buttonhole foot and the machine will then utilize the button as a guide to make a perfectly fitted buttonhole in any one of seven styles you can choose.”

    • LCD display with easy-to-use stitch selector
    • 60 built-in stitches including 7 styles of 1-step auto-size buttonholes.
    • Automatic needle threader
    • Super easy bobbin winding system
    • Electronic variable speed control
    • Included wide table for larger projects
    • Brightly Lit LED Work Area
    • Built-in free arm for sewing cuffs and sleeves

In the box:
    • CS6000i Computerized Sewing Machine
    • Hard protective case
    • Oversized table for larger projects
    • Accessory feet:
      • Walking foot
      • Spring action quilting foot
      • Overcasting foot
      • Monogramming foot
      • Zipper foot
      • Zigzag foot
      • Blind stitch foot
      • Buttonhole foot
      • Button fitting foot

    • Accessory pouch with seam ripper, needle set, cleaning brush, screwdriver, spool caps (3), spool pin, bobbins (3), eyelet punch
    • Power cord
    • English/Spanish operation manual
    • 25 year limited warranty

    • Warranty 25 year limited warranty
    • UPC Code 012502615309
    • Machine Dimensions (H x W x D) 11.4″ x 6.7″ x 16.1″
    • Machine Weight 13 lbs
    • Shipping Dimensions (H x W x D) 15.0″ x 9.9″ x 19.49″
    • Shipping Weight 18 lbs
    • UL/CSA Listed Yes, 110v
    • Quick Reference Stitch Guides

The Brother CS6000i Sew Advance Sew Affordable 60-Stitch Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine is my pick as the best beginner sewing machine, not only in price, but quality as well. But don’t just take my word for it. Click below to find out more. ~Susan

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