[Namron] OT - Sewing Machines For Kids

Stephanie steldr at cox.net
Sun Jul 18 18:16:11 PDT 2010

I have to agree.  I was sewing on a full size machine at 6.  Careful monitoring and she should be fine.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Monica Ball 
  To: Barony of Namron Mailing List 
  Sent: Friday, July 16, 2010 9:12 PM
  Subject: Re: [Namron] OT - Sewing Machines For Kids

    The age of the child that will be sewing is a consideration but "child" sewing machines are not worth it imho. Why spend money on a machine that is designed to break and not last very long, when you can spend the same 100 dollars or less  and get a used machine that will last.  What I would recommend is look in the pawn shops, and thrift stores for a "White" brand or "Singer" brand machine that is basic. It should have a straight stitch and a zig-zag stitch. Metal construction is important for keeping the machine from wiggling and walking while it is being used. Test it to see if it runs in the store, it may need to to be serviced but that is not very expensive. I learned on my mother's "old" machine which had 2 stitches but was reliable. If your child takes off with sewing then eventually you can help them pick a fancier machine but the two is all you need to begin with.  

  Monica Ball

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