IKEA SY Sewing Machine Review

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Ikea SY sewing machine

IKEA started selling SY sewing machine just for $59. It is the cheapest sewing machine on the market, which can sew real things. It is small, light-weight, very simple and easy to use. IKEA SY is not a toy, like Michley sewing machines. It is the perfect machine for basic sewing and beginners at very affordable price.

IKEA SY has 13 built-tin preset stitches: 3 varios length straight stitches, 3 varios zig zag, some decorative and utility stitches. Also it has 4-step buttonhole sewing feature. All you need to start lern sewing ar for basic sewing.

Ikea SY sewing machine - Stitches


To select the stitch you only need to turn the operation dial and that's it.

Ikea SY sewing machine - operation dial


Very big and intuitive reverse lever for sewing in reverese

Ikea SY sewing machine - reverse lever


Thread tension dial to set the tension depending on the fabric and threads for perfect seam.

Ikea SY sewing machine - thread tension dial


Automatic bobbing winding

Ikea SY sewing machine - bobbing winding


Free arm for sewing narrow tubular items, like sleeves.

Ikea SY sewing machine - free arm


Built-in handle for easy carying

Ikea SY sewing machine - built-in handle


Guides on the needle plateand built-in manual thread cutter

Ikea SY sewing machine - needlw plate


I would recommend IKEA SY to absolute begginers in sewing, the interfase of this machine is very-very simple; for sewing classes - it is smaller and lighter then usual sewing machine; and it is perfect for people who don't sew often - the price is very affordable and it is very compact.

  SY Sewing Machine
brand IKEA
category Mechanical Sewing Machine
alternative names
release date 2012
rating 8
street price $59.00
Stitches 13
Type basic for beginners
Letter Sewing No
Mirror function No
Custom Stitch No
Stitch Length Preset
Max Stitch Length 4
Stitch Width Preset
Max Stitch Width (mm) 5
Buttonhole Sewing 4-step
Styles of Buttonhole 1
Spool pins 2 Vertical
Needle Threader Manual
Reverse Sewing Yes
Bobbing Type Vertical
Bobbin Winding System Yes
Variations of Needle Position center
Tension Control Manual
Feed Dog 3 points
Darning option No
Hook Type Oscillating
Presser Foot Pressure Preset
Presser Foot Lifter Manual
Presser Foot Attachment Snap-on
Free Arm Yes
Wide Table No
Light Yes
Accessory Storage Built-in
Color Blue
Knee-lifting lever No
Thread trimming Manual (built-in tread cutter)
Thread sensor No
Start-Stop Function No
Automatic Lock Stitch No
Needle Stop Up/Down No
Speed Control No
Memory Function No
USB Port No
Adjustable sound volume No
Built-in Handle Yes
Machine Dimensions W x H x D (inch) 11 3/4" x 7 1/8" x 14 5/8"
Included Accessories 5 bobbins, extra spool holder, needles, lint brush, seam ripper
Included Accessory Feet Zipper foot, 4 Step buttonhole foot
Machine Weight 13 lbs
Carying case Dust Cover
Link to Manufacturer ikea.com