Kids can enjoy sewing from a young age, but often standard sewing machines are too big, heavy and complicated for them to use easily. Check out these great alternatives that are perfect for youngsters!
- Janome Hello Kitty 11706 Mechanical Sewing Machine: Cute and functional! Weighing only 12 pounds and featuring 11 built-in stitches, this makes an excellent first machine.
- Janome 2206 Sewing Machine: Though a full-sized machine, the Janome 2206 has easy to use basic features perfect for any beginner just getting accustomed to machine sewing.
- Janome Fast Lane Fuchsia Portable: With stitch length, style and needle position all controlled through a single dial, this machine is incredibly simple to use and weighs only 5 pounds!
- Singer 1507WC Easy-to-Use Free-Arm: The Singer 1507WC features eight stitches on a simple selector dial. The free-arm functionality makes it great for small projects.
- Singer 3232 Simple Sewing Machine: With more bells and whistles than most kid-friendly machines, the Singer 3232 is a good investment will grow with a young sewist.
- Michley LSS-202 Lil’ Sew & Sew Mini 2-Speed Sewing Machine: One of most budget-friendly machines available, this super lightweight mini machine has two-speed sewing and can be operated via push-button start or a foot pedal.
- Brother XM1010: A dependable, full-sized machine with 10 basic stitches (including a fully automatic, 1-step buttonhole), the XM1010 also features an easy-to-load drop-in bobbin.
- Michley Lil’ Sew & Sew LSS_339 Portable Sewing Machine: Another ultra-portable option, this machine weighs less than 5 pounds and can operate on batteries. Perfect for youngsters who want to take sewing classes.
- Brother LS2125i: With 10 convenient stitches, including more complex options like blind hem and elastic stitches, it’s designed to meet the needs of beginners and more advanced sewists.
- Michley LSS-505 Lil’ Sew & Sew Multi-Purpose Sewing Machine: The most heavy-duty of the Lil’ Sew & Sew Machines, this offers greater stitch variety with the convenience of a push-button start or optional foot pedal.
- Brother Project Runway CS5055PRW: Young fashion fans will love this Project Runway-inspired machine, which offers computerized stitch selection and 50 built-in stitches. Best for older children.
- Brother CS6000i: Though all the features might be too much for the youngest beginners, they’re perfect for creative kids who don’t want to be limited by their machine.
- NEX Sewing Machine Free-Arm Crafting Mending Machine: Cute and lightweight, this is a great machine for young kids It’s foot pedal operated and can run on either battery or outlet power.
- Brother XL2610: From their first basic projects to more advanced undertakings, the XL2610 has the features to handle it, all with the ease of use of a much more basic machine.
- Singer 1304 Start Free Arm Sewing Machine: The heavy-duty metal frame makes this machine too heavy for youngsters to move ease, it does provide a stable sewing experience to help hone their technique.
- Janome 2212: Simple dial selectors let sewists choose from 12 different built-in stitch patterns, allowing beginners experiment with a wide range of projects.
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