The kits highlighted in our new series, DIY with Alex Toys, will inspire creativity and personal expression while building lifelong skills with practical applications.
This weeks’ feature is the Sew Fun kit, a portable sewing machine perfect for budding crafters or any child who wants to learn how to sew.
Not only is the machine adorable, it has everything necessary to start sewing —including some floral fabric swatches. It is smaller than a standard size sewing machine and has been streamlined to include only the essentials for a first-time sewer. Its size and dual speed control also makes it safer [and less intimidating] to someone who doesn’t know what all those buttons on larger faster machines are for. The presser foot is also designed so that little hands can’t slip under.
In addition to the sewing machine, fabric, pins, needles and some samples of fabric-embellishing materials, the kit includes a booklet full of detailed diagrams with thorough step-by-step directions. The instructions and diagrams illustrate how to thread the machine, sew with and without a foot pedal, wind the bobbin, change the needle, and adjust the stitch tension. The booklet even includes mini tutorials on how to create a tote bag and a chic wrap skirt. You can use batteries or the included AC adapter.
Geared for ages 8 and up, Sew Fun gives kids the basic materials and instructions for machine-sewing. It teaches how to embellish, repair, and ultimately create functional [or just really cute] objects and clothing independently.
Comes with everything you need to start sewing right away!