13 Aug Michley LSS-505 Lil’ Sew and Sew Review
The Michley LSS-505, also known as the Lil’ Sew & Sew sewing machine, is a popular, entry level sewing machine that is ideal for beginners due to its simplicity and ease of use. It is a lightweight model, and thus recommended for small craft projects and light garment projects. One strong feature of this machine is that it can either use electric power or foot pedals.
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Design features of the Michley LSS-505
The LSS-505 sewing machine comes with a general-purpose presser foot. The presser foot has an opening of width 5mm. the sewing machine is relatively small, light and portable. It weighs 6.4lb only, so is very easy to move around the home and store it away when not being used. It has the following dimensions. Height 11.8”, Width 6” and a Length of 12”.
Number of stitch patterns
The Michley LSS-505 has a total of eight stitches. Considering that it’s a simple machine, that number is just perfect. Basic sewing requires just a few. The patterns are as follows:
- 3 zigzag stitches
- 3 straight stitches
- 1 scallop stitch
- 1 blind hem stitch
The machine comes with the following accessories included
- Small threader tool
- 2 metal spools
- 2 thread spools
- 1 AC adapter
Ease of use
The Michley LSS-505 sewing machine is very easy to use compared to other sewing machines. This is due to its simple design making it the best option to beginners. All settings are clearly labeled on the machine sides. For example, it has a big knob on one of its side to select the stitch pattern of your choice.
Threading with the machine for the first time is slightly difficult, since you have to insert the threader from behind, but with time it becomes quite easy. The quality of the stitches that the LSS-505 produces is very impressive considering its price.
The machine has a powerful and strong power chord that is durable. On the left hand side of the machine is a thread cutter that helps you to quickly cut off your threads. It has a 900 watt adapter to efficiently run the machine when using mains power.
In the event of no power, it can still use 4 AA batteries that can be placed on a compartment located at the bottom of the machine. For lighter work you will be able to do quite a lot when using battery power, so it is the ideal machine to take away on your travels and use if required.
- Other features and specifications include
- Long lasting and attractive LED sewing lights
- Sleeve sewing ability
- Ability to reverse sew through a lever on its front. This is an important feature of the machine meaning it has the ability to tie off your stitched stitches
- Free arm that is thin enough to enable leg mending
- Speed control. The sewing machine is able to control speed since it has a double speed option. This allows you to complete your task in a shorter time
Another great feature of this machine is that it’s covered by a warranty of one whole year. The warranty covers for both the electronic parts and also labor. This is enough prove to you that it’s a great machine.
Last thoughts on the Michley LSS-505 sewing machine
Overall, The Michley LSS-505 is a sewing machine that will serve you efficiently and effectively without straining your pocket. The machine is also portable and light, and comes with a handle, making it easy to carry it from one place to another. The presence of 8 in built stitch patterns makes it a more powerful sewing machine.