ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Children's Sewing Machine

Updated on June 9, 2016

Children's Sewing Machines: Start Them Sewing Young!

Please note: This page features great, easy to use machines that would make a good children's sewing machine. These are not toys.

These machines are fully-functioning sewing machines that will give your child years of use. That is, if you don't take it over once you see just how easy they are compared to some of the "adult" versions!

Truly, these machines would make a fantastic tool for the beginner, child or adult! We love them because they are simple and easy to use. (And yet still offer lots of perks!)

Brother Beginner Sewing Machine

Children's Sewing Machine

Granted these machines aren't for the professional seamstress. They won't do embroidery or any really fancy stitching, but they are perfect for the sewing novice.

If you are just learning to sew, these machines might be a great option for you...even if you don't quite qualify as a child anymore. Why spend the money for a fancy machine that does everything, when you just want to do the simple things? You know, like sew for instance.

I started sewing young, and I learned on my mother's machine. Talk about pressure! It was a very fancy unit with a lot of buttons and dials...I was almost afraid to use it, because I feared I would break something.

With these machines, a child doesn't have to go through that pressure. With a machine of their own, a girl can have a lot of fun discovering the world of sewing!

Wondering how young a girl could start? Well, a lot depends on the girl's maturity level, but a general rule for these simple machines is anyone seven years or older. Of course, you will need to supervise them until they get the hang of it. Trust me, it shouldn't take long!

The Janome Hello Kitty Sewing Machine

Our Number One Choice!

This machine is hands-down our number one choice for a great child's sewing machine. Let's look at some of the reasons why this machine won out:

* 3/4 size: Perfect for those smaller hands.

*Only 11 stitching options: Enough to grow with the beginning sewer, but not to overwhelm them.

*It includes a buttonhole function: To us, this says "fully functioning".

*Fun color and Design: I mean, hello...it's Hello Kitty!

It's worth mentioning again, that this machine is not a toy. In fact, a lot of advanced sewers like this machine for easy jobs. It makes a great second machine for the expert as well as a fantastic starter machine for the novice.

The Janome Hello Kitty Sewing Machine on YouTube

This mini-tutorial quickly runs you through how to start sewing on the Hello Kitty Sewing Machine.

Brother's Basic Sewing Machine

Our Second Choice

If you are wondering just how good a basic sewing machine can really be, then consider these two facts:

#1: This machine offers 10 different stitches. That's enough to do whatever any beginners would want to do, without all the confusion.

#2: Brother offers a limited 25 year warranty on this product!

In short, this is a quality machine that should last for years. Many people purchase this for a girl's first sewing machine, and then find themselves "borrowing" it again and again simply because it's so easy to use. Sometimes no frills is a good thing.

Do you sew?

See results

More Kid's Sewing Machines on Amazon

If you are looking for a machine that is more of a toy than an actual sewing machine, you probably want a chain stitch machine. These would be good for the very young child to get the feel of sewing, but anything sewn with them won't really stick together without a manual tie off.

Should that be the type of machine you are looking for, here are some options from Amazon.

Children's Sewing Machine Chat - Leave Your Questions and Comments Here

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • belinda342 profile imageAUTHOR

      belinda342 

      6 years ago

      @Lee Hansen: I'm glad I'm not the only one tempted by them. I have a really nice machine...but it's too darn fancy. I just want to sew!

    • Lee Hansen profile image

      Lee Hansen 

      6 years ago from Vermont

      I'm an experienced seamstress and I think I'd like one of these machines!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)