Some of my earliest memories are of my Mum sewing clothes for my sisters and myself. So when I spotted this little plastic sewing machine that really sews in my kindergarten’s school book and gift guide, I had to have it for my nearly five year old. I knew it wouldn’t last long, but it was a start, and it was going for a song. Little Miss loves to sit next to me when we’re crafting, helping to glue, paint, staple, or pin or play with a needle and thread. So you can imagine my anticipation on Christmas Day of what she’d say. She loved it!
The only glitch so far is that the bobbin eventually jumps right out of its casing, and causes the stitches to catch and wind around and stall the machine. I’ve solved it so far by laying a cut down piece of wire or ice block stick over the top of the casing, inside the hatch door, to keep it more snug in its place. But we’ll have to wait and see how long that lasts!
What's a good first project for her, do you think?