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This $25 handheld sewing machine is great for quick fixes, easy stitches



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The Handy Dandy portable sewing machine is on sale for a limited time.
The Handy Dandy portable sewing machine is on sale for a limited time.

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TL;DR: Make clothing repairs yourself at home with the Handy Dandy portable sewing machine for $24.95, a 58% savings as of June 3.

How much clothing have you tossed out, shoved in the back of a drawer, or forgot about simply because of a small rip, broken hem, or torn pocket? We’re all guilty of it. But pulling out your grandmother’s bulky old sewing machine that you barely know how to use isn’t exactly convenient. And stitching things by hand? Forget about it. 

While it looks sort of like a stapler and has a silly-sounding name, the Handy Dandy Portable Sewing Machine really is handy and dandy. It’s designed to reach many of the places you can’t and do the quick repairs you normally would let fall by the wayside. It runs on AA batteries and is easy to operate, even for the non-sewer, is quiet, suitable for all fabrics, and doesn’t require any time-consuming needle-threading. And since it’s so lightweight and portable, you can literally repair hems of curtains while they’re still on the rod. Or fix that unraveling sleeve on your sweatshirt in the car. Or shorten those way-too-long hand-me-down pants your friend gave you in minutes. 

Can it handle heavy-duty projects and replace a legit sewing machine? Probably not. But for simple projects or stitch fixes in awkward spots, this thing is up to the task.

Usually retailing for $59.95, you can snag this Handy Dandy Portable Sewing Machine, along with a thread starter kit and manual, for just $24.95, saving you 58%.

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