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Old 05-05-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
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Default Sewing machine for 5 year old?

My DD *really* wants a sewing machine for her birthday. She talks about it all the time, and really wants to learn to sew.

What machine do you get for a child, especially one that young?

I'm leaning towards a cheap, real machine, I think.

I have/had a $100.00 Singer from WalMart, but it doesn't work anymore, and it's $60 to get it serviced, plus whatever needs to be fixed....so I'm in the market for a machine, too...so that may influence what you give me for advice.

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Old 05-05-2012, 07:23 AM   #2
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Default Re: Sewing machine for 5 year old?

I think I was 8 when I got one, but mine was really similar to this:

http://www.amazon.com/Brother-XL2600...6227758&sr=8-6
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:47 AM   #3
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Default Re: Sewing machine for 5 year old?

My sister got this one for my niece when she was 4, and she uses it herself sometimes, and she's a professional

The big thing is it has speed control.

http://www.overstock.com/Crafts-Sewi...0/product.html
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: Sewing machine for 5 year old?

OK, I haven't sewn anything in years and I neeeeeed that Hello Kitty machine!
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:51 PM   #5
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Default Re: Sewing machine for 5 year old?

I've heard the Hello Kitty 3/4 machine recommended often. It's the same manufacturer as Janome...which makes really good ones that sewing machine stores carry.
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Sew cute!
I want that machine!!!
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Default Re: Sewing machine for 5 year old?

http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Janome...VVviewprod.htm

$50 and I hear it's pretty good!
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:02 PM   #8
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Default Re: Sewing machine for 5 year old?

We got DD one from Walmart for, like, $80 - and it's better than my Husky-Star! It's this one.
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Default Re: Sewing machine for 5 year old?

Lexi...that looks like a great machine for $50!
It says 8 and up...I'm sure with supervision a 6 yr old could learn to operate.
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Default Re: Sewing machine for 5 year old?

Thank you! I will have to take a look at these when DD is not looking over my shoulder!!

---------- Post added at 10:45 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:54 AM ----------

Grr!! I'm having a hard time finding these machines in Canada. Usually that's not a problem, I wonder why it's proving so tricky this time.
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