8 of the best handheld sewing machines

Keen craftspeople and sewers will know how useful a handheld sewing machine can be for those times when you need to fix a an awkward position. The handy tool is designed to reach the places you can’t, and makes quick hem fixes so much easier – no time-consuming needle-threading required!

Designed to be used for all manner of situations, handheld sewing machines will even help you hem curtains without taking them down from the rail. They’re a must-have for those who love to stitch, but finding the right one for you is important.

We’ve scoured the offerings to find the best handheld sewing machines in terms of cost, efficiency and customer reviews. Just remember: most handheld sewing machines are single stitch ones, so you need to tie a knot at the end to ensure they don’t unravel!

1.Mini Handheld Sewing Machine

His portable sewing machine is super useful because it can be plugged in or used with batteries. Suitable for most fabrics, including silk, wool, leather and even curtains, it has the power you need without taking up space. Complete with sewing thread, replacement needles, scissors, measuring tape, threader and spindle it has everything you need – It said it’s “Perfect for those small alterations”.

2. Starlyf Fast Sew Mini Sewing Machine

Argos is home to this mini handheld machine, which has automatic bobbin winding for further ease of use. Again, it’s designed to work with a variety of fabrics, and comes with added accessories – but the real selling point is it can be picked up at your local high street.

3. TTMOW Mini Handheld Stitch

This cordless design is made to be used for holes in clothes, and works on the hardiest of fabrics including denim. It’s designed for professionals thanks to its hard wearing materials and design, but is easy to use if you’re a beginner, too. The spools are easy to change, according to reviewers of the machine; one wrote: “The instruction booklet is very clear and the sewing machine itself very easy to use.”

4. Singer Stitch Sew Quick

Singer’s reputation precedes, and this handheld machine is certainly a favourite of many. It’s battery operated and comes with all the sewing equipment you need, plus – in true Singer style – it’s easy to use. Although slightly pricier than some of the other options, this is probably the one to go for if you’re new to handheld sewing machines for ease of use.

5. Anself mini handheld sewing machine

This little machine can complete around 600 stitches per minute, which is impressive by any standards. It can be used on various materials, like leather and denim, and is operated either with batteries or cordless.

6. Smartek handheld sewing machine

Suitable for both beginners and seasoned sewers, this machine is an affordable option that’s perfect for quick repairs. It comes in various colours, if you want something a bit jazzier than your usual

7. Lightweight handheld sewing machine

Another affordable option, this lightweight machine is great for using on the go – perfect if you’re planning to take it with you as you travel. It doesn’t come with any extras, so may not be perfect if you’ll need different needles. but if quick touch-ups are what you’re looking for, it’ll do the job well.

8. Handheld sewing machine

This hardy machine works on embellishments as well as stitches, and the strength is superior to some other handheld machines. It is slightly louder than most, but that shouldn’t be too much of an issue for those used to sewing. Overall, it’ll serve you well and be a handy tool in your craft repertoire!

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