When moving to London became a sure deal, I thought I might have to buy a new sewing machine for a couple of reasons. My US sewing machine plug wouldn’t fit a UK outlet. And the voltage in a UK outlet is about twice that of a US outlet, meaning my sewing machine would fry if I tried to use it.
After looking around I realized buying a sewing machine would cost more than I could get out of it for the couple of years I will be in London. So this is what I came up with. Still cost some dough, but far less than buying a new sewing machine I can only use for a couple of years.
I bought a Step-Up & Step-Down Voltage Converter (transformer) from East West International. I plug the sewing machine directly into the transformer.
The transformer plug doesn't match UK outlets so I have to plug it into a UK adapter. Then the UK adapter plugs into the outlet. Overall, I spent about $120. The converter can also be used for other household items like curling irons, glue guns, printer, etc.
Do you have any experiences adapting your sewing machine to another country?