artcave: Thank you. I just bought one at a garage sale, and it works. I have no
idea what I'll ever use it for. Possibly I'll use try using the chain
stitch as a decorative stitch.
sylvia email@example.com: hi Peg i have the same problem as Aleksandra.
why doesn't my machine work? it is threaded correctly, but doesn't sew, it
doesn't make a knot, the needle goes in and out without staying in the
fabric. thanks a lot for advice.Please help
Abi Kugan: I'm a beginner at this and I bought a Singer Handheld Machine which did not
come with an instructions manual :( When I was trying to figure out (on my
own) how to change the bobbin, I ended up loosing the spring. After that
is when I found your video and tried to follow your instructions on how to
change it, but now it doesn't seem to be working. Does this mean that I can
no longer use the machine?
Selene Hasse: Thanks for your help, Peg! :)
Marta McCormick: We're did you get that
Jinger-Belle Pelham: Hello Meg, I have a question, is this good for a child that is just
learning to sew and generally sews doll clothes? I am looking into getting
this for my daughter that wants to learn how to use patterns and sew doll
clothing. I really need a response ASAP,thank you.
Aura Majdanik: Ms. Baker, I hope you are doing great. I bought a handheld sewing machine
10 years ago and I was not able to use it until it occurred to me that I
should YouTube it. Thanks to you and your video; I am on my way of
making a roller shade for my kitchen, Once I'm done, I will send you a
link for you to see. Thank you again!
shrouk Ahmed: hi , i"m 13 years old and i like to sew i want ask you about this machine
is it good ? and live longer ? and can it fit my age ? thank you and i
really need a reply thank you :)
Layla Alvand: please tell me how can i order this . i m living in toronto.
Sylvia Martinez: I did exactly what you said and....... (next comment!)
Sylvia Martinez: YOU DID'NT F***ING HELP AT
ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DISLIKED THIS
Jinger-Belle Pelham: Thank you Peg,I appreciate your honest response. We will use a regular
sewing machine together.
homebuiltindoorplane: very well done thank you!
Peg Baker: Hi Shanique, I don't know what needle came with your model. If you can
remove it, you can take it with you to a fabric store to get the same
style. Ask the sales staff for help in finding the correct one. Usually, a
standard sewing machine needle will work; try a size 10/70, or 12/80.
Please let me know how this works for you. Thanks for writing! Peg
Peg Baker: Other than making sure the batteries are securely in place, I'm not sure
whether it can be fixed or not. You may have a "lemon" in which case I
recommend returning it as soon as possible. Let me know what happens! Peg
Peg Baker: I'm embarrassed! This machine belonged to my sister who found it too
complicated and ultimately gave hers away. I made this tutorial two years
ago and had not purchased a Handy Stitch for my own. My apologies!
Peg Baker: Hello, Alexandra, Since you've threaded your machine correctly and followed
the tutorial, there may be a couple of reasons for the malfunction: your
machine may be somewhat different than the one I used to demonstrate, or,
you may have gotten a "lemon". If you bought it new, consider
returning/exchanging it. If it was "used" when you got it, it may be broken
in some way. I don't work for the company so I can't vouch for the quality
of the Handy Stitch. Please let me know what you decide. Peg
Peg Baker: Hi Maria, Thanks for writing - keep me posted on your progress! Peg
Rosana Barbosa: aonde vc comprou que site?
drinktea65: Can I get the accessory package, especially the Instruction Manual? I have
the "Unused Handy Stitch and the electric plug in a white bag. There is no
Manual in there, or accessories.
Lauren London: from what website?
Romagnasuprema: Thank you very much!!! I was wrong to place the batteries!!! hahahah!
richard ebbole: used the Handy Stitch to sew up a seat on the Apollo Space craft
Peg Baker: That's a great price! Keep me posted on your progress. Sincerely, Peg
Maria Nella: Thank you for making this! Very helpfull
bambiful: Just got mine today for $2 ^^ yes!
gettingpissedoff: so, this video is from a couple years ago so I take it it's still around.
can you post a link to where you got it?
Erayt1015: Thank you for you're help!
Peg Baker: I'm glad yours was a simple solution! Those little details DO make a
difference. Thanks so much for your comment!
CutiePie Katie: I just bought the older handy stitch from when it first came out, at a
thrift store, so I don't have the on-off button, and instead of batteries
it runs on electric..hopefully these videos will still help me learn to sew!
fabjamgirl: hello can u tell me what needle it uses i need to buy some but dont know
what to buy
Luiza Cecilio: Tks! I live in Brasil and I found a similar machine here. Hope it will work
good! Tks for your help
Peg Baker: Thanks for your kind comment! My sister bought this through a television
info-mercial. I'm not affiliated with this company in any way. Perhaps you
could buy it on line. Good Luck and Happy Sewing!
Alexandra Kamenická: please, need help!!! why doesn't my machine work? it is threaded correctly,
but doesn't sew, it doesn't make a knot, the needle goes in and out without
staying in the fabric. thanks a lot for advice
Rosana Coimbra: aonde vende?
Terry Charles Gardner: I had a few problems using the machines documentation but your videos made
it all easy to understand. Thank you very much.
Luiza Cecilio: hello! really great video. Please, where can i buy it? Tks!
Elaine Cao: Oh. My. God. That is so ridiculously racist.
msilveirabr: Is this actually a "SINGER" brand machine? Or a Chinese one?
silkyorganza: This is the BEST, clearest,extremely concise tutorial on youtube for this
or any hand held sewing machine. Thank you for posting this! Just excellent!
OfficialAliciaJB: hello, i have just purchased one of these. it worked for around 5 seconds..
now it wont sow any more? is there a way to fix this? thanks
Mea Jay: Thank you
Peg Baker: I hope so, too! Good luck and Happy Sewing!
Peg Baker: That's awesome, Richard! I'm glad it worked well in that instance. Thanks
so much for sharing!
Peg Baker: The machine in the video was purchased by my sister (TV info-mercial) who
bought two for the price of one. Please note: I don't own one and I don't
recommend the purchase of this machine. If you really want one, you can
purchase it online at Target or eBay. My opinion is that, even at $4.99,
the Handy Stitch is a poor investment.
batvette: " I don't own one and I don't recommend the purchase of this machine. If
you really want one, you can purchase it online at Target or eBay. My
opinion is that, even at $4.99, the Handy Stitch is a poor investment."
Agreed, I bought one years ago at a thrift store and a day later gave it
away. The "lockstitch" it performs is a joke, if you don't tie it off it
pulls right out. If it doesn't sew with two threads it's not sewing. I've
bought several real sewing machines since, the last was a Janome DC3018,
for $35,at Goodwill. Still had the original sales receipt for $600 taped
inside the manual.