I’ve been scouring the earth to find a toy sewing machine for Scarlet for awhile, but I’ve only encountered toy-looking machines that actually include a needle – too dangerous at her age. There’s a barbie one, a hello kitty one, even a bratz one (no thanks). My mom found this vintage fisher price cutie on ebay and won it for Scarlet, and she ADORES IT. It has a plastic fake needle that goes up and down and makes a fun clicking sound when you turn the wheel. Scarlet dug up an old doily and says “Mommy I sew this for you” and pretends to run it through the machine. So cute.
Have any of you encountered a toy sewing machine appropriate for a child? What do you do to help your kid feel included in sewing time? let us know in the comments, you could win some beautiful pom pom trim in the color of your choice!