We love all different sorts of handmade things, and so, of course, we love to sew! Little has been asking for her very own sewing machine recently, and we thought that the Shimmer 'n Sparkle Sew Crazy Sewing Machine looked really good for a first try.
This neat sewing machine comes with everything you need to get you started. It has enough fabric for a little project, comes with pre-filled bobbins, a little notions box and, almost most importantly, it comes pre-threaded! It also includes a lovely range of sewing patterns aimed at children.
The machine can use batteries, or you can buy an adaptor and plug it in. It has a foot pedal which you can use to operate the machine, and two speed settings.
Little chose a headband as her first self-directed sewing project. She picked the included polka-dot fabric and got started straight away! I liked that even though it is a proper sewing machine, it has a finger-guard around the needles, so I didn't have to worry about Little getting hurt.
The machine also has a light which you can turn on to help you see your work better.
The little built-in scissor attachment was really useful, too!
The sewing machine is easy and intuitive to use, and the instructions for the patterns are clear and easy to follow. The threading instructions and trouble-shooting tips are well explained and easy to understand, too.
Little was so happy with her very first project, and she already has big plans for Winter gifts for her friends.
The Shimmer and Sparkle Sew Crazy Sewing Machine makes a fantastic first sewing machine for any child who is interested in learning more about sewing their own things, especially if they want to do this independently without much help from a grown-up. I can't wait to see what Little makes next!