I’ve always loved my arts and crafts, from a young age I was always making things from scrunches in the early home tech classes to making actual clothes as the lessons progressed.
I even went on to do A level textiles while in the 6th form at school just because I didn’t really know what I wanted to do and thought it would be fun. I made a ball gown to wear at my then boyfriend’s 6th form leaving ball and was always cross-stictching some project or another (one was a cat cot mobil I made in college).
Emmy has always been the same, she loves arts and has even learnt to knit. She loves to sew and is very creative.
For a long time she has been asking for a sewing machine but i want sure if she was a little young for a real one.
Recently she was sent a children’s version, the Sew N’ Style Machine and she was over the moon and couldn’t wait to get started.
I actually took it with us on a weekend away in a lodge we stayed in, we had planned lots of screen free activities so was a perfect time to try it out.
Inside the box you’ll find:
- 1 Cool Maker Sew N’ Style Machine
- 2 Sheets of Glitter Fabric
- 2 Cool Maker Pre-Cut Projects
- 1 Sheet of Cool Maker Felt Fabric
- 3 Cool Maker Decorative Fabric Pieces
- 1 Page of Pop-Out Patterns
- 1 Pom Pom Maker Attachment
- 1 Piece of Stretch Fabric
- 1 Bag of Stuffing
- 1 Elastic
- 1 Spool of Ribbon (3/8”x 50”)
- 1 Spool of Style String (252”)
- 2 Spools of Pom Pom Yarn (96”/bundle)
- 1 Instruction book
It comes with detailed instructions on how to complete each project and all the items needed for a few projects except for batteries which aren’t included (4 x AA batteries)
It was easy to thread the wool into the machine as you just lay it over and then make sure it slides under the needle (no complicated threading of needles and winding around correctly- perfect for little ones).
The projects are really quick and easy to complete, the cushions don’t even need thread to sew them together, just position the 2 fabric pieces together and move the needle over the dotted guide lines, this ‘knits’ fabric together, you then need to leave a little gap so you can stuff the cushion and then finish sewing together.
Emmy found this really easy to do and carried on alone with the next projects with very little guidance.
This machine is a perfect size for young children and a fantastic starting point. It’s been great to see just how much Emmy has enjoyed this sewing machine and I think it won’t be long before she gets a real one if her own – well one we can share.
It also has a pom pom maker on the back of the sewing machine for making mini pom poms in just a matter of minutes.
She’s now gone on to make 2 cushions from the kit, learnt a few different stitch methods and made herself and her friends scrunches for school.
Another great thing about this is it has a mini drawer to store the material and wool and you can use any type of wool once you’ve run out.
Disclaimer: We received this item in exchange for this post