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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,'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.

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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.

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    • belinda342 profile image

      belinda342 5 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!

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

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