Sewing machine for Christmas

(10 Posts)
IamMummyhearmeROAR Sat 05-Dec-15 07:35:18

My dd age 11 would like a sewing machine. She has been hand stitching dolly clothes for a few years and her interest is growing into making her own clothes. I know nothing about sewing machines so can anyone recommend? Thanks

nothanksbyenow Sat 05-Dec-15 07:37:26

Ooh, watching with interest!

Flossyfloof Sat 05-Dec-15 11:42:21

I saw some little ones in Dunelm this week. Probably a reasonable bet? Sorry I can't remember details.

Flossyfloof Sat 05-Dec-15 11:43:40

It's a Janome Petite, £54.99.

IamMummyhearmeROAR Sat 05-Dec-15 12:27:38

Thank you- I'll have a look

CotedePablo Sat 05-Dec-15 13:12:50

This is a nice little bit of kit for starting off.

Ikea Sewing Machine

Snoopadoop Sat 05-Dec-15 14:18:49

I got this, well the older version a couple of years ago from DH for Christmas. It's lovely and I've done some basic dressmaking, cushions, bunting, hats etc... It works well and is simple to use and comes with an instructional DVD.

InspectorNorse Sun 06-Dec-15 19:50:30

John Lewis do a fairly basic one too, if I remember correctly. I wouldn't spend a fortune on a hefty one with multiple stich options etc just yet. I started on a basic one and upgraded to a nicer one in my mid twenties - and still I find I use pottery much the same few basic stitches far were available on the simple models!

IamMummyhearmeROAR Sun 06-Dec-15 21:30:13

Thanks everyone! Really appreciate the advice.

patchworkchick Wed 09-Dec-15 15:58:55

Go with a full size machine, the mini's do have drawbacks. the John Lewis JL110 is good basic and good price, fun colours too.

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