Trying a Handheld Sewing Machine

So… do handheld sewing machines actually work? I try one out for the first time ever.

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19 Responses to Trying a Handheld Sewing Machine

  1. Annika Victoria says:

    GUYS: someone found a link to the original HandyStitch Infomercial. Oh, Marybeth, you have misled us all…

  2. Mahmood Alafari says:

    I bought one for my wife but it is really bad 😂😂

  3. Debbie H says:

    My mom had the same one until two weeks ago. I just finished cleaning and setting up my Brother machine (a real one) and she was trying to hem a pair of pants. Spent probably an hour trying to thread the damn thing, and the stitches came out just like yours. I spent less time winding a bobbin, threading my machine and just hemming the pants than it took to try to thread the handy stitch.
    also, the infomercial seems to focus on the ability to sew while wearing or using the fabric you're trying to sew… seems super weird.

  4. CHAITANYA B says:

    because these machines don't give lock stitches…which need another bobbin thread from below to lock the stitch… if these hand held machines came with lock stich features …it would be sooooo good….the ones in market are all just chain stitches😑

  5. alora madron says:

    I would like to say the if you don't know if you want to invest in a sewing machine I know most Libraries have a Maker's space you can go to that will have a sewing machine, it does have to be the main library of your branch though. I would read up on it for sure because it is something that's rather new and I'm not actually sure if it's outside of America or not (hope this helps)

  6. Queenie Guldbaek says:

    I got a sewing machine that looks as though it's from 1995 at a thrift store which works awesome.

  7. GAMING SQUAD says:

    I just wish they would make this same one but bigger to handle clothes easier with thicker thread. Going over it multiple times works though

  8. GAMING SQUAD says:

    Just used mine using a tutorial and not someone playing with it and fixed 2 shirts and 2 jeans. Jeans are tricky but just really stitch it multiple times

  9. karim jan says:

    Annika u looks beautiful?

  10. Bassvixen says:

    yeah i'm deffffffinitely NOT buying a handheld sewing machine now. Thanks!! lol

  11. Josenir Biazatti says:

    Lower the needle a bit. If this does not resolve, remove the mechanism from the plastic bottom cover and observe the downward movement of the needle(Make sure you don't pierce your finger). There is a the hook that which should move to should catch the thread during descent . If the mechanism is damaged, there is nothing much you can do about it. But if it is struck, try to apply some lubricating oil like Singer Sewing Machine oil and check whether the mechanism is working.
    If the mechanism is working, then the possible reason for not working could be that the flat portion of the needle above the eye and towards the set screw is either turned wrongly ie. backwards or the position is not correct. If push the needle fully in against its holder and tighten the set screw, the flat portion is way too high and the hook is unable to catch the thread. The flat portion allows the hook to pass between the needle and the thread and catch the thread. Try to lower the needle a little more so that the hook is able to catch the thread.After finishing sewing, you must tie the end of the thread to the underside of the cloth, otherwise the seam will undo. Sorry for some grammatical error, I'm Brazilian, and, I hope I was of help.

  12. Leslie Moran says:

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  13. Roxanne Rose says:

    I used to have a handy stitch! My mom ordered it for me when I was 12 and in my first sewing class! Spoiler alert, it sat in the box it shipped in in my closet after attempting to use it once and failing miserably. I've moved 1 state and 3 houses since then, and found it's blank cardboard box while cleaning fairly recently! The second I opened it and realized what it was I left it at a thrift store… probably needlessly cruel but I hope someone can figure out how to actually use it.

  14. Seny Chief says:

    Ohh before i see i want buy but new i see i don't want to buy 10Q my sis

  15. amanda zydot says:

    I just wanted to say Thank you for including closed captioning-idk if you did it or if YT did it, but either way, it's appreciated. I'm prtially deaf and can't hear the video and lip reading doesn't work as well with videos, it seems. I want to learn to sew for my kids, so I can make dress-up costumes for them and myself, for Halloween or just a normal rainy day. 🙂

  16. glen adrian says:

    You just seem like such a pure and nice human!!!

  17. Miss Weirdo says:

    I remember seeing Sasha pull one of these (albeit, more stylish) from her purse during The Bratz live action movie when I was young and thinking "Man, that looks cool. I want one" but seeing this has convinced me that it is totally not worth it

  18. Frugal Momma says:

    I am FAR from someone that sews very often. But, I sometimes have to put in a little tuck in my skinny grand daughters pants, shorts, skirts. Lol She needs the length for about a 12 year old, but the waist size of a 7/8 year old. (She's 9,). So I bought bone of these at a thrift store. It was impossible! No bobbin, therefore the stitches wouldn't stay in! So,,,, back to the old needle and thread for me! Lol

  19. Eliza Macavinta says:

    Would you be willing to do a regular sowing machine tutorial for beginners? I bought a singer and really want to learn how to use it, so any basic knowledge would be really helpful, like back-stitching and stuff like that 👍💜

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