Imagine having a sewing machine that just fits in your pocket. How amazing is that? How about sewing your pockets of your pants even you are wearing it? It all can be done with the “Genie's Tailor”, and it is innovation at its finest!
The Genie's Tailor is a tiny 3-pound sewing machine that promises to offer all of the benefits of a larger machine. It is only 8 inches high and runs on 4 AA batteries or an AC/DC adaptor. A foot pedal controls the speed of the needle. Unlike full-sized sewing machines, the Genie can only make a standard straight stitch (no zigzag or anything else). You also get a couple of spools of thread, some extra needles and a threading tool.
The device is easy to use and mostly recommended for beginners and elderly. So why is it fitting for them to use? Let’s get things straight and talk about its advantages. The Genie's Tailor is lightweight, It is not tiring for your hands, especially for the elderly. You can sew curtains or other fabric while walking or standing. Next is, it is portable, maybe you ripped your pants or clothes, you can sew whenever or wherever you go.It is also good for hemming and patching. And lastly, it is good for lighter fabrics especially silks.
People with sewing experience seem a bit happier with the Genie's Tailor than are beginners. Jackie Reis, a quilter who reviews the Genie's Tailor for a Texas news show, praises the Genie's Tailor for its good stitch quality. Others say the machine is fine for sewing on patches, simple hems or for mending a seam. However, most say the Genie's Tailor is just too limited for much more; you can't sew in reverse to lock a stitch and there's only one stitch size.