Probably Michley Lil’ Sew & Sew LSS-202 is the cheapest sewing machine available in U.S. For the price, it has some nice features.
- Hand switch for sewing without pedal
- Top drop-in bobbin
Sewing Machine Reviews Recommendation Level : HIGH
This sewing machine is not for you, if you are looking to sew regularly. This will suite people who want to fix their fabrics here and there, hem the jeans, fix blankets etc. It sews denim reasonably well. It also comes with a 42 piece sewing kit.
The user manual has clear instructions on how to thread the machine. You will have to take some to time to read the manual completely. There are some incorrect information as well. You will be better off watching some set up videos.
LSS-202 is pretty easy to set up. Threading the machine is slightly difficult as the machine tends to flip over whenever your hand goes against the machine while threading. The machine comes threaded, so you can have a look at how it is threaded and replicate it. It comes with top drop-in bobbin which is a good feature. You can use the foot pedal or the hand switch to start. I prefer the foot pedal as it gives more control.
You can easily adjust the thread tension using the turning screw provided in front of the machine. I would have loved to have a reverse threading feature though. There is no work light LED. The machine is incredibly light, weighing at just 4 pounds.
- Inexpensive (Probably the cheapest you could ever get)
- Sews well
- No reverse function