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Thread: advice for christmas gift

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    I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about what to include in sewing box for my 8 year old for christmas. She is asking santa this year for a sewing machine. I need (inexpensive) ideas of things to include. I will have to share my little stash of fabric with her because I think it is more important that she has the other stuff to go with her machine rather than her own stash.
    All ideas are appreciated.
    Tina

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    Perhaps a gift certificate or a shopping trip together would be more fun. Limit the dollar amount and take her on a "stock the sewing basket" trip (maybe include a light lunch). It is our time they want. A sewing machine is a great gift.

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    Scissors, tape measure, some rulers, pins, pin cushion , needles, threader, thimbles

    Not sure at that age that I would give her a rotary cutter , she might try to use it without supervision :shock:

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    Definitely a few patterns or a book with easy projects she can start right away (accessories for dolls, a cushion for her room, scrunchies for her hair, etc)

    Some handmade vouchers for a "masterclass" with you

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    I found the nicest little pair of scissors at Dollar Tree they are with the school supplies Fiskers with a pointed end and a cover for the tip they cut through fabric like butter. a 6 inch ruler, pencils for marking sewing lines to start. extra sewing machine needles, thread. I made my Granddaughters sewing basket I will take a pic and post it in a bit.
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    Here is a picture of the one I made for my Granddaughter I used a small basket from Dollar tree and made a cover to fit, covered it with fabric and added a pin cushion to the top, I also included a template for her. I cut a bunch of charm squares to get her started also.
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    chocolate
    seam ripper
    ruler
    pins
    cute pin cushion
    scissors

    Oh this sounds like fun!!!

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    How about starting her a "library" of patterns. You could print free patterns on line and put them in a three ring binder - lots of inspiration when looking through. I would do scissors, pins, ruler, pin cushion, thread, etc. - just the basics to get her going! What a fun Christmas break the two of you will have together!!!

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    Thank you everyone for the great suggestions and the wonderful picture. I think I was trying to make this more stressful than it should have been.

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    Oh you have just given me a great idea for my little ones birthday! Thank you! Thank you!

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