JL Mini Sewing Machine
JL mini sewing machine
Bought this for my 6 year old granddaughter's birthday.
She was so thrilled and proud and couldn't wait to get started. Within 15 minutes she was happily stitching away.
Good features are: really safe stitching foot and machine does not go too fast. She needs help with threading the needle and bobbin - after all she's only little.! Machine a bit noisy but apart from that it is a smashing little machine, a ideal starter for a young person - I was really impressed. My only problem is to find ideas for her stitching.
16 July 2014
Great for beginners
I bought this for my 10 yr old daughter for Xmas and didn't want to spend a lot incase it was a fad. I also purchased a great sewing book " sewing school 2" by amie petronis plumley and andria lisle. She has completed loads of the projects, which are perfect for her age. The sewing machine instructions are fantastic and the speed just right for a beginner. The only downside for me was the lack of light, although my daughter has no problems threading the needle. When you thread the bobbin, you must try not to put too much cotton on, as it becomes uneven and jams. She has made cushions covers, bunting, bags etc. You are however limited with the type of material you can use. Now I know it's not a fad, we will be upgrading this Xmas to a better machine.
15 July 2014
I have no sewing skills at all but faced with shortening a very wide pair of voile curtains, I decided to take a chance and buy a simple sewing machine. The John Lewis Mini sewing machine had caught my eye some time ago, so I went ahead and ordered one on the internet. It arrived within 48 hours and is brilliant. The price is excellent for someone new to sewing and the colours are fun. It's very simple to use - the instruction manual should win an award for its clear instructions and diagrams - and I'm very pleased with my curtains! The only tricky bit is threading the needle which requires good eyesight and a steady hand.
29 June 2014
Great Little Machine
Bought for my 12 year old daughter, she's used it to make a cushion case - so far, so good. Seems easy to use and set up, ideal for a beginner. I might even have a go!
24 June 2014
JLmini sewing machine
Bought this for my granddaughters 12th birthday ,& she just loves it ,her biggest problem was deciding which color to choose.I think this is a very good starter machine .
03 June 2014
Very light, pretty, able to do all sorts of stitches. Very good value. Easy to use even for a 78 year old like me! Two things would make it even better, a built in light and a cover. A cloth cover would be fine, just something to look neat and protect it from dust. It is light and so easy to move around. Altogether a very good product indeed.
10 April 2014
I have bought this machine twice now, and both times it has broken with the same fault (the bobbin stops moving round and will not pick up the needle thread). No sewing machine repair shops know how to fix it, and it is so uneconomical to send it back to JL to fix. For such a cheap and handy machine (which is brilliant when it works) it is actually a big disappointment. Also v unsustainable to have to keep buying new machines as this is cheaper to do than to fix the original...
09 April 2014
I have brought my third machine for my mother's 80th birthday present as she finds it's simplicity, bright colours and reassurance of the brand good for her. The best bit is choosing what colour to go for. When she murders it ...I don't know how ....it's easy to replace
27 March 2014