One of the most affordable machines on the market, the Michley LSS-505 Lil’ Sew & Sew Multi-Purpose Sewing Machine with Built-In Stitches is prized by beginners from all over the world for its ease of use, price and efficiency. Ideal for sewers who are trying to stick to a budget, this sewing machine only costs between $30 and $60. While it does lack the build quality and features of more advanced models, this machine still does a good job and does not compromise on sewing quality.
Apart from the basic 8 stitch design, the Lil’ Sew & Sew boasts of forward and reverse sewing, hence enabling you to tighten your stitches and ensure that they don’t break apart. It includes a built-in LED light which is bright enough to illuminate the entire work surface. Best of all, this machine is extremely lightweight, which makes it exceptionally easy for you to carry it anywhere you want in the house, or outside the house.
According to some users, this particular model does have a few drawbacks in terms of build and performance. A problem with the tension setting is often reported, although this is because users tend to forget to adjust the tension depending on the fabric’s thickness. Another customer also deplored the lack of a wide work surface, which, according to her, this made it problematic for her to work with larger fabrics. However, despite these few drawbacks, considering the Lil’ Sew & Sew’s amazing price it is still a great sewing machine for beginners.