Include on this kids sewing machine page:
History of the machine
What to look for when buying a machine
Sewing Machines for children
History of the Sewing Machine
The sewing machine has a rough history. Before the machine was
invented everything was sewn by hand. If you look closely at your
shirt, skirt, pants and any cloth item, you will notice what a
chore this must have been years ago.
Now a days it is simple to buy a new shirt or tablecloth at the
store and not think twice about how it was sewn.
The sewing machine had a rough history of trial and error before it
became what we use today. There are several inventors who claimed to
have invented the machine. The first to have it patented was Elias
Singer was the first to manufacture and sell the sewing machine.
What once was a long time consuming job (sew by hand) became
something quick and easier, thanks to the invention of the sewing
What to Look for When Buying a Sewing Machine
You will find when shopping for machines that there is a large
variety of features. Here are 10 must have accessories when buying a
A bobbin that is easy to wind and install
Machine is easy to thread and not complicated to use.
The sewing machine needle is easy to replace. (Most are
taken out by a screw or screwdriver.)
Variety of stitches which include straight stitch, zigzag
stitch, and several more.
Seam guides on the side of your presser foot. These are
labeled at 1/4", 1/2", etc.
A foot pedal
Machine looks sturdy and not made of cheap plastic.
Machine comes with a manual.
Tension and pressure is adjustable with dials.
Kids Sewing Machines for Children
There are simple kids sewing machines on the market that are made
from plastic. I personally haven't tried these but my first thought
is, if you want to have a machine for children that will last
longer, you might be better off buying a higher end model.
These simple kids machines might be good for beginning to learn to
sew but you will soon need to buy a bigger machine that can do more,
if your kids really enjoy sewing and want to do this long term.
We've done some research of our favorites or what others have told
us are their favorites. Here are some of our recommendations.
You can also go to a fabric store and look at the variety of
machines. They will have lots to choose from and you should be
able to sew on a scrap material.
You can read sew machine reviews online in places such as
Amazon or Joann's. Click on the machines below and most will
have customer reviews you can read.