IMAX LSS-505 Plus Review In Detail

IMAX LSS-505 Plus Review In Detail

IMAX LSS-505 Plus will be an ideal choice for your kid. It will get you started with the basic lessons of sewing. 

Editor rating

IMAX LSS-505 Plus is an affordable mini sewing machine. The issue with mini sewing machines is that there are a lot of low quality products out there. If you don't choose wisely, you might lose your money. Most of them won't even qualify as a toy. So quality should be a top priority while choosing one. Let's see whether IMAX LSS-505 Plus lives up to our expectations.

IMAX LSS-505 Plus has 10 built-in stitches, which is pretty good for a mini sewing machine. A good looking dial is provided for stitch selection. The machine has two sewing speeds high and low. Low speed will be handy for kids who are just starting out. Another great feature is the sewing work light (not a lot of mini sewing machines have this feature). You can sew in the dark with this machine.

IMAX LSS-505 Plus even comes with free arm option to sew cuffs and collars. It is a great feature because it gives you the full functionality of a regular size sewing machine. A small storage drawer is provided on the back for storing the accessories. Another beginner friendly feature is the drop-in bobbin (it is very useful). We have seen even more expensive sewing machines without a drop-in bobbin.

Ease of Use

IMAX LSS-505 Plus is a good machine for basic sewing tasks. The size is very compact, it doesn't use up a lot of space. The lightweight construction makes it easy to carry. A unique thing about this machine is that it has more features than a typical mini sewing machine. This is a great machine for basic mending and repairs. The foot pedal is very responsive and easy to operate. Threading is easy and it is similar to other machines. The option to adjust the tension is a real boon. The machine is ideal for any type of medium-lightweight fabrics. The stitches are clean and consistent. You can't expect more from a mini sewing machine. It works well with denim too, but multiple layers are not really recommended. It works on AC power.


The sewing light could be brighter.


•    Easy to use
•    Quality stitches
•    Variety of features
•    Compact
•    Affordable

Review Verdict

IMAX LSS-505 Plus will be an ideal choice for your kid. It will get you started with the basic lessons of sewing. It has enough features for your kid to grow her skills. Also if you are an adult looking for a compact machine for basic mending and stuffs, you can choose this one. It is a complete package of quality, ease of use and affordability.


TypeMini Sewing Machine
Built-in Stitches10
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
Free ArmYes
On Board Accessory StorageYes
Work LightYes
TensionTension Is Adjustable

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer only. Opinions may be subjective.