We are asked all the time about what sewing machine to buy for your child who is interested in sewing. It is a hard question to answer with so many options and prices for basic sewing machines.\nThe first answer is to buy the best that you can currently afford. This is also the same recommendation that I make for adults who are learning to sew.\nDo....\n\nBuy a quality machine from a good supplier with a brand name you recongise.\nIf buying a second hand machine (yes this can be a great option) ask the buyer to show you the basics and that it works well.\nIf you have a sewing machine then you are best to start on your machine and see where the interest leads.\n\nDon't...\n\nUse a machine is damaged or has old worn cords and parts.\nBuy a "toy" sewing machine - they are so limited in their functions\nExpect your child to know exactly what to do without help and support\nLet a child use the machine on their own without supervision.\n\nBest Buys...\n\nMachines that have a speed control - if you have a machine that doesn't have a speed slider then we have a fix coming to help you!\nMachines with a top loading bobbin are easier to use than a front loading bobbin.\nSimple stitches - your child will not be using hundreads of stitch options in their sewing.\nSimple, clean, basic sewing machines from a named brand.\n\n \n* our recommendations are based on our hands on expereince in our studio. Each circumstance is different and our advice may not be the best for your personal situation. The machines we use in the studio (shown in the picture) are Janome DC2150.