This is my favorite travel machine. This little singer featherweight is a work horse and very easy to carry. I always take my featherweight to retreats or sewing with friends. Mostly because she is easy to carry but a very good fast straight stitcher.
Some people take their main machine and some don't, it's all a matter of choice. Whatever you are comfortable with. What ever you choose just make sure you take:
Sewing machine, clean and oil before the retreat if needed. Don’t forget the manual if you have one.
Foot pedal and power cord to your machine.
Extension cord and power strip.
Extra needles for your machine.
Sewing machine oil
Extension table for your machine.
Any of the feet you might need for your machine. Walking foot, 1/4″ foot, zipper foot, etc.
Maybe I will This is the place my Featherweight goes when not traveling. I love this table! it's from Arrow.