W-Dragon Handheld Sewing Machine

Last updated date: January 16, 2020

DWYM Score
8.9

W-Dragon Handheld Sewing Machine

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Overall Take

The W-Dragon Handheld Sewing Machine can be used by children or adults. It can accommodate many fabrics like thick curtains, denim, wool and silk. Keep in mind that it does take some time to get used to using a hand-held machine. In our analysis of 75 expert reviews, the W-Dragon W-Dragon Handheld Sewing Machine placed 7th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 16, 2020:
Checkout The Best Sewing Machine for a detailed review of all the top sewing machines.

Expert Summarized Score
9.0
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
2,910 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This sewing machine is easy to operate, line with the flat edge, automatic moving. Both beginner and professionals can make some DIY art crafts easily. Or you can use the machine without taking off the clothes, it’s very easy to sew.
- Sewing Top Gear
The Handheld Sewing Machine, Cordless Handheld Electric Sewing Machine is perfect for materials like silk, wool, denim, leather, and craft.
- Lasesana
September 26, 2019 | Full review
This hand sewing tool is lightweight, compact, and portable. So, these options let you take this sewing machine even when you are traveling.
- Sewing Forest
What experts didn't like
It takes time to get the hang of it.
- Lasesana
September 26, 2019 | Full review
If the fabric is too thin or too thick, then this hand sewing machine is not recommended at all.
- Sewing Forest

From The Manufacturer

Advantage: ♪ When you travel or work, it is your emergency weapon. ♪ Simple operation, line with the flat edge, automatic moving. ♪ Compact, portable, fittings and large sewing machines are common. ♪ Apply to all kinds of fabrics, speed and large sewing machine quite. ♪ Wearing clothes, underwear, skirts and other suddenly off-line, you can use the machine without taking off the clothes, it is very easy to sew. Handheld Sewing Machine ♪ Anyone working with curtains, interior decoration or sewing her or his own clothes will enjoy using this time saving device. This electric handheld single stitch sewing machine makes it so much faster and easier than using a needle, saving you time and money. Fix hems, mend a torn pocket or shorten trousers, all within minutes. ♪ Great for travelling as it is compact and lightweight, it can be battery operated to make it absolutely portable or you can use it with a power adaptor (the required 4 x AA batteries or DC6V power adaptor are not included). Perfect for tricky positioning that conventional machines cannot do. This sewing machine can be used at home, in the office, car etc. Note: ♪ The thickness of the fabric should be 1.8MM around, can't work with the fabric too thick or too thin ♪ This is a Single Thread Sewing Machine, so you have to Tie A Knot by yourself ♪ If you don't received or lost user manual, we will offer electronic edition immediately ♪ If the product can't work smoothly, please contact us for replacement ♪ Can't mix the battery with different brand or mix the battery with old and new ♪ Wait for a moment when the battery get too hot

Overall Product Rankings

Brother Computerized Sewing Machine with 60 Stitches
1. Brother Computerized Sewing Machine with 60 Stitches
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 12
Brother Electric Sewing Machine with 50 Stitches
2. Brother Electric Sewing Machine with 50 Stitches
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 11
Brother Computerized Sewing Machine, 130 Stitches
3. Brother Computerized Sewing Machine, 130 Stitches
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 13
SINGER Sewing Machine with 32 Stitches
4. SINGER Sewing Machine with 32 Stitches
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 10
Brother Lightweight Sewing Machine with 27 Stitches
5. Brother Lightweight Sewing Machine with 27 Stitches
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 11
Singer Sewing Machine with 11 Stitches
6. Singer Sewing Machine with 11 Stitches
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 10
W-Dragon Handheld Sewing Machine
7. W-Dragon Handheld Sewing Machine
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Sewing Machines

Whether you’ve been sewing for years or are just picking it up as a new skill, having your own sewing machine at home is the way to go. With so many different brands and models available on the market, it’s difficult to know which sewing machine is right for you. You’ll want to keep in mind the kind of projects you’re interested in working on, and your skill level and familiarity with sewing fundamentals.

“There’s an entire spectrum of options which can quickly become overwhelming so before you begin shopping, ask yourself a few questions about your sewing goals,” says Vicki Liston, our home improvement expert and host of “On the Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement show. “What’s your current skill level? Are you looking for something with minimal bells and whistles, only meant to do simple tasks or do you want the equivalent of a sewing robot? Do you want to expand your skills and learn more about the craft? Are you a pro and need to make quick work of your projects? Do you have a special interest, like embroidery or quilting? Approaching your sewing machine purchase with a well-rounded picture of where you are, what you want to do, and how much you want to learn will help you pick the best one for you.”

There are two main types of sewing machines you can try: mechanical and computerized. For new sewers and those who are brushing up on their skills, a mechanical sewing machine is a good starting point. For sewing experts and professionals, a computerized sewing machine may be a better choice. A computerized sewing machine comes with many bells and whistles that a mechanical machine does not. However, to truly take advantage of those features, you have to understand the fundamentals of sewing – which you can better learn on the mechanical model.

One of the most important features to ensure your sewing machine has is the built-in needle threader. This is a task you need to do every time you sew. Even for those with steady hands and 20/20 vision, threading a needle can take time. A built-in needle threader makes this task easy and quick.

Another feature to consider when looking for a sewing machine is the top-loading drop-in bobbin. With this feature, you don’t need to disassemble a bobbin casing to get it in. Plus, this system usually has a transparent cover plate, so you can see when you run out of thread.

“I can’t tell you how excited I was when I learned that ‘drop-in bobbins’ and ‘self-threading needles’ were a thing,” says Liston. “These miraculous features would have saved me so much frustration and wasted time as I was learning to sew. If your budget allows it, I highly recommend a unit with these options as they are life-changing!”

If you want the ability to sew cylindrical pieces such as pant hems, sleeves and headbands, then you’ll want a sewing machine that has free-arm capability. Many beginner sewing machines do not have this capability, so watch out for that as it can limit the kind of projects you work on.

DWYM Fun Fact

Sewing is an art form that is tens of thousands of years old. However, mechanical or computerized sewing machines are only a recent invention. Thousands of years ago, sewing was done by hand using needles that were made of bones or animal horns. The thread was created using animal sinew. It wasn’t until the fourteenth century that iron needles were invented. One hundred years after that, the first eyed needles were created.

In the late 1700s and early 1800s, many inventors in Europe and America attempted to develop the first mechanical sewing machine that replicated hand sewing. However, there were many failures as the machines weren’t able to complete the tasks required. It wasn’t until around 1830 that the first functional sewing machine was invented.

French tailor Barthelemy Thimonnier developed a machine that used one thread and a hooked needle. The kind of stitch the machine made was similar to embroidery. However, people were not pleased with his invention. Thimonnier was almost killed by an angry mob of French tailors. They burnt down his garment factory in a rage. The reason? They were terrified that his sewing machine invention would put them out of work because it could sew much faster than they could by hand.

The Sewing Machine Buying Guide

  • “Whatever your sewing aspirations, I only recommend purchasing a machine with a metal frame,” says Liston. “It’s much cheaper and easier to find plastic-framed models but they won’t last as long and they are harder to fix. The same goes for the inner workings, like gears. Opt for metal and not plastic. You’ll get a much longer life out of your unit.”
  • When you’re on the hunt for a sewing machine, take into account the kind of stitches it can do and whether that is what you need for your projects. Some of the basic stitches that most people will require are the straight stitch, zig-zag stitch, buttonhole stitch, knit stitch, blind hem stitch and utility stitches. The Brother Computerized Sewing Machine with 60 Stitches has an easy stitch-selector switch so you can see and pick the kind of stitch you want. The Brother Electric Sewing Machine with 50 Stitches has five auto-size buttonholes in addition to its many stitches. The Brother Computerized Sewing Machine, 130 Stitches comes with eight styles of auto-size buttonholes and 55 alphanumeric sewing stitches. The W-Dragon Handheld Sewing Machine is designed to be used for small on-the-spot repairs and alterations.
  • In addition to the built-in needle threader, top-loading drop-in bobbin and free-arm capability, you may need some additional features on your sewing machine, such as adjustable speed control, needle position adjustment, lighting and knee lifter capability. The Brother Computerized Sewing Machine with 60 Stitches has an automatic needle threader, adjustable speed control and a built-in free arm. The Brother Electric Sewing Machine with 50 Stitches has an automatic needle threader, drop-in bobbin and an LCD screen, as does the Brother Computerized Sewing Machine, 130 Stitches.
  • The attachments and feet you will need for your sewing machine will depend on the kind of projects you plan to sew. If you’re a quilter, you will need a walking foot, spring action foot and a ¼-inch foot. On the other hand, if you’re sewing garments, you will need a zipper foot, buttonhole foot, overcast stitching foot and button attaching foot. The Brother Electric Sewing Machine with 50 Stitches comes with seven sewing feet attachments, while the Brother Computerized Sewing Machine, 130 Stitches comes with six sewing feet attachments.
  • For some sewers, a full sewing machine isn’t necessary. If you’re only looking to do small alterations, then a portable sewing machine may be what you need. The W-Dragon Handheld Sewing Machine is a cordless hand-held machine that runs on batteries, so it can be taken on the go. It’s designed to be used on many different materials, including denim, wool, silk and leather, and is also suitable for crafts. It’s also useful for sewing hanging curtains or tapestries.
  • If you’re looking for a highly affordable sewing machine, the W-Dragon Handheld Sewing Machine is a low-cost option. The Brother Computerized Sewing Machine with 60 Stitches and the Brother Electric Sewing Machine with 50 Stitches are both moderately priced, while the Brother Computerized Sewing Machine, 130 Stitches is on the higher end of the price range.