Just returned from a visit with two of my grandchildren. Here is Taylor, age 7, sewing un assisted on my 1947 FW. He designed 3 crosses he wanted to applique on the front of his T-shirt. He knows completely how to raise and lower the presser foot, put the needle in the down position and pivot on corners. In one photo he attempting to thread the needle. He almost had it before he asked for help. But, he had the right idea. Each time DH and I come for a visit I bring one of my machines for Taylor and his 5 year old sister, Ruby, to sew with. They love it AND so does Grandma!