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Thread: Sewing machine for grand-daughter??

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    Super Member GrannieAnnie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lnolan6177 View Post
    My grand-daughter loves it when I sew things for her and has told me that she wants "Santa to bring her one for Christmas". Does anyone have any recommendations? She is 6 years old. I don't want to get her a "toy" one...I want a very basic machine for her first one. I'm thinking there will be a good Black Friday buy..so want some ideas to research. Thanks a million!! (I'm so excited that she has an interest...my daughter never had an interest and whines if she has to sew a button on )
    I'd look on Craigslist or somewhere similar for an older super simple machine. Good buys around $25.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elizabeth_agd View Post
    I can't tell you a brand for sure but I know if you buy at Sears they have a free orientation instruction one-on-one or a small group to teach you how to use your machine. You might want to consider that if you are purchasing for your granddaughter. How exciting!!
    What is Sears going to teach this grandmother that she doesn't know? Most simpler machines operate very much alike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lnolan6177 View Post
    Thank you for all your suggestions....I think this is what I am going to do....I have a very basic Kenmore machine that is a couple of years old, but virtually brand new hiding in the sewing room...(one my husband uses on a rare occasion if he wants to mend something..not allowed to touch my Viking). It is just a straight/zig-zag machine but would be perfect for a beginner. I found her the CUTEST little sewing basket today at Joann's...filled it with some things and went through and put her some fabric together too. She is going to be "SEW" excited!!
    IMO, a very wise choice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    What is Sears going to teach this grandmother that she doesn't know? Most simpler machines operate very much alike.
    I meant for the grandDAUGHTER. Sometimes they listen better to someone else other than family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    IMO, a very wise choice!
    I agree. That's a great plan and I know your GD will be "SEW" excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elizabeth_agd View Post
    I meant for the grandDAUGHTER. Sometimes they listen better to someone else other than family.
    Sounded to me like the granddaughter was already quite interested in what Grandma had to say!
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    I bought the green Janome "Hello Kitty" for my granddaughter last year. It was about $120 from Target online. I have used it, as well. Nice stitch. I also bought a needle guard for it so she doesn't sew her finger. Gerry

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    I was talking to my GD the other day and she told me (again) that she wanted Santa to bring her a sewing machine..I ask her why she wanted a sewing machine....she says "Grammy I want to make blankets like you and sew stuff like you do." OMG...how much better does that get! She will definitely be "SEW" excited. She is coming to visit over Thanksgiving and I think we are going to start to get aquainted with some simple sewing lessons. Might be able to get her brother interested too. He is almost 5. That would be even greater!!

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