A mini sewing machine is a piece of equipment used for joining fabrics or attaching buttons using thread. It is smaller, lighter, less expensive, and may have fewer features than a conventional home sewing machine. These machines come in table top, handheld, or combination styles. Although they are useful for quick repairs and crafts, they may not offer the full range of sewing functionalities that a conventional machine might.
This portable sewing machine may be battery-operated, and may also a cordless sewing machine. The handheld style is particularly convenient to travel with. They also may be handy for use in offices.
Mini sewing machines can be used to repair hems, tears, and reattaching buttons. Some repairs can be made while the garment is being worn. This equipment can also be used to repair furnishings. With the machine's small size and light weight, it may be possible to repair drapes and other items while they are still hung.
Other uses include scrap booking, quilting, and home decor. Children may enjoy learning to sew and making doll clothes. The smaller size of a mini sewing machine can be more comfortable for them to work with. Parents won’t worry about the child damaging a more expensive machine.
The small size is an advantage for people who live in smaller apartments, move frequently, or find a conventional sewing machine too large, heavy, and cumbersome. These machines are inexpensive and can be a good choice for someone who is on a limited budget and does not sew very much. For people who sew a lot, a miniature sewing machine can be helpful for fast and small sewing tasks.
Someone who enjoys sewing and does it often will probably not be happy with this as her only sewing machine. Most mini sewing machines will not offer the same range of features as a conventional machine. The number of types of stitches, such as zig-zag, chain stitches, and decorative stitches will be limited on a mini sewing machine. These smaller machines may not be powerful enough to sew through heavier materials, such as denims.
Those who are accustomed to a high quality conventional machine may find that minis do not function as smoothly. Working with them may feel awkward and clumsy. The conventional machines may also last longer. Many conventional machines offer automatic threading, embroidery patters, and other advanced features that aren’t found on a mini sewing machine.