Many parents struggle to identify the perfect time to make the bold step to buy their kids a first sewing machine. It’s difficult to pin-point because they have spent so long being small and completely accident prone their whole lives. However, I usually believe that by around 8 or 9 years old, young girls usually have the dexterity and motivation to begin sewing from time to time.
Finding the best sewing machine for kids can be a particularly difficult job for several reasons. Firstly, very few sewing machines are designed to be used specifically by children and those few that are, tend to under perform. The machines that many parents have in mind as being ideal for their kids are usually covered in pretty patterns, but essentially always perform badly. They usually have cheap components and this leads to poor quality stitches being made that will often come loose within a few days, essentially ruining the fun in this otherwise truly enjoyable hobby. In many cases, it is far more beneficial to provide your kids with an adult machine that has a relatively simplified sewing mechanism and minimal customizable features. I honestly feel that this is the best way to teach your children how to sew while still permitting them a good time too. If you are keen to learn more about how to identify the ideal model for your children, then continue to read on.