Alfa Practik 5
The Alfa Practik 5 is perfect if you are just beginning in the thrilling world of sewing. This is a robust and very stable machine that you can do all sorts of tasks with: sew denim, put on zippers, decorate your leather garments, etc. What is more, this machine is very practical because it includes an automatic threader and the possibility of making buttonholes in just one step (and they are all identical and perfect!). It also has an LED stitch viewer so you can easily see which stitch you have selected. Below, you can find details on its features and videos on how to use it.
If you would like to go one step further, we recommend the Alfa Practik 7 or the Alfa Practik 9, and if you would rather take a step back, then the Alfa Style 20 is your machine.
YOUR ALFA IN DETAIL
Browse through the different sections to learn about your machine in depth: photos, technical features, video tutorials, etc.
ALL THE CONVENIENCE
• Automatic threader.
• Automatic 1-step buttonhole.
• Stitch viewer backlit with LED lights.
POWERFUL MACHINE THAT SEWS DENIM
• 70W sewing power, used to the utmost extent.
•6 rows of feed dogs
• 12 stitches for all kinds of tasks: Automatic 4-step buttonhole, Basic, Decorative, Scallops, Zigzag.
• Variable length for all stitches: 0-4 mm.
• Variable width for all zigzag stitches: 0-5 mm.
• Highly rigid metal frame.
HIGH STABILITY WITH NO VIBRATIONS
• Adjustable foot to avoid rocking.
• 100% of support surface used.
RESISTANT AND LONG-LASTING MATERIALS
• Metal spool pin.
• Metal presser foot adaptor.
• Long-lasting LED bulb.
COMFORTABLE AND EASY TO HANDLE
• Very quiet machine, thanks to the protected motor.
• White light that improves visibility and does not tire the eye.
• Accessible soft-touch and reverse-stitch dials.
• Analogical stitch viewer.
• Larger work area.
• Good visibility in the entire work area.
HOW TO THREAD YOUR ALFA PRACTIK 5
Alfa Practik 5 for “My First Sewing Machine”
HOW TO SEW THICK FABRICS WITH YOUR ALFA PRACTIK 5
HOW TO MAKE A BUTTONHOLE IN JUST ONE STEP
You are almost ready to get your Alfa machine, but you still have a few questions that need answering. We will try to provide a response to your concerns:
Will I know how to use it?
We are very familiar with this feeling. In our "I Want to Sew" section and in leading sewing blogs, you can find tutorials that will help you to better understand your machine. If you would like to delve into the world of sewing, you can contact our partner academies and enjoy your Alfa to its full potential. What's more, we are always in motion and organise weekly workshops in different locations, attend DIY fairs, and organise events at haute couture centres.
Will it last many years?
Over the past 100 years in history, four generations have now sewn with an Alfa. Today, we are proud to walk hand-in-hand with our customers advise them whenever they need us. Regarding old Alfa machines, for example, we strive to provide replacements. Moreover, in this section, we have over 200 old (and modern) machine manuals that we have collected, because many of you have inherited an Alfa and are still sewing with it. The truth is, there are beautiful stories behind every Alfa, and we love it when you share them with us by email and on social media.
If it breaks down, what should I do?
Contact us through this form. At our Eibar facilities (Gipuzkoa, Spain), we repair machines, provide assistance, and coordinate workshops around the country. This gives us awareness of problems and allows us to resolve them quickly.
Todos los productos Alfa tienen 2 años de garantía. Te ofrecemos la posibilidad de ampliar un año GRATIS la garantía de tu Alfa (2 + 1 año) rellanando este formulario:
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT THE Alfa Practik 5
“!I recommend it often to my students because it is perfect for getting started: since most of the inside is metal and very stable, it can sew anything, and its colour cheers the place up. I have sewn everything from bikinis to coats, knit fabric, or even silk, and it has always behaved like a champ. Also, I can’t live without the automatic threader and one-step buttonhole anymore! It’s all so convenient.”
Laura"Mi primera máquina de coser"
“The Practik 5 is a very comfortable machine to use. It is very intuitive for threading, even for someone who has never touched a sewing machine before. In one afternoon, they can learn to use it and become friends with it. The sound is very gentle and that is a sign of quality and comfort. I would recommend both to a beginner and to someone who has already begun. Everything is easier with the Practik 5.”
Pilar SorianoAcademia "La Casa Handmade"
“The Practik 5 is a machine with an easy threading system and excellent behaviour with all kinds of thin, medium, and thick fabrics. You can make buttonholes in just one step, and it has an LED light to keep your eyes from growing tired. It also has a set of accessories for all kinds of projects like buttonholes, zippers, piping, etc. I’m delighted with it!”
Maria José DizHiper-Maquinas S.L. Sevilla
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