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Can anyone recommend a sewing machine for an 11 year old girl?

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shesellsseashells99 Thu 24-Sep-20 13:36:08

Looking for a sewing machine that will be easy to use for my dd.

Thanks in advance :-)

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Zhx3 Thu 24-Sep-20 14:37:16

I bought my dd (12) this John Lewis sewing machine for Christmas. She enjoys using it, although inserting the bobbin case is a bit fiddly.

Her friend has a Brother sewing machine, which I think is this one. The drop-down bobbin looks easier, but I'm no expert!

YouCantBeSadHoldingACupcake Thu 24-Sep-20 14:49:38

Avoid the hobbycraft midi. Bought 2 last Xmas, one is now broken, the other is just useless. The Brother LS14s is good, plenty of stitches for a beginner, drop in bobbin, and a decent price

TartanDMs Thu 24-Sep-20 14:50:47

Janome are a good brand. I use a Husqvarna Viking, I find it really simple but it wasn't cheap if that is a consideration

hapagirl Thu 24-Sep-20 14:55:23

I have a Janome 219-S. It’s basic but suits my needs and my 9 and 12 year old use it with ease.

shesellsseashells99 Thu 24-Sep-20 17:32:35

Thanks so much everyone!!

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NaturalBlondeYeahRight Thu 24-Sep-20 20:55:09

Second the John Lewis one. It comes in lovely colours and I bought it for myself. Mostly very straightforward to use (I’ve never had one before) but it is a proper sewing machine

Fresh01 Thu 24-Sep-20 21:52:10

Another vote for the John Lewis one. DD1 has had a blue one for 4 years since she was 11 and has made all sorts of things.

Twilightstarbright Fri 25-Sep-20 13:37:15

Another vote for the JL one. I used it myself for ages and it's a really good machine to get confident with.

CosmicMonkey Fri 25-Sep-20 21:17:22

I too would go for a John Lewis one as it’s made by Janome so your DD will be able to buy the extra feet if she enjoys it

RepeatSwan Fri 25-Sep-20 21:19:49

Zhx3

I bought my dd (12) this John Lewis sewing machine for Christmas. She enjoys using it, although inserting the bobbin case is a bit fiddly.

Her friend has a Brother sewing machine, which I think is this one. The drop-down bobbin looks easier, but I'm no expert!

My similar-aged child happily uses this same one. I got a unappealing colour in the sale super cheap smile

RepeatSwan Fri 25-Sep-20 21:20:44

Sorry, I mean the JL one

shesellsseashells99 Fri 25-Sep-20 22:52:50

Can anyone send a link for the JL one? Thanks so much X

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shesellsseashells99 Fri 25-Sep-20 22:55:52

Sorry just seen the link! Looks great thanks so much!

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Equimum Sat 26-Sep-20 10:07:26

I bought the JL one for myself, as a complete beginner. It was recommended at a ‘learn to sew’ workshop I did, and has been very simple to get to grips with. JL machines are made by Janome, so are really solid, and it’s easy to get attachments for them, as most Janome ones for similar machines fit.

shesellsseashells99 Sat 26-Sep-20 10:49:20

Equimum

I bought the JL one for myself, as a complete beginner. It was recommended at a ‘learn to sew’ workshop I did, and has been very simple to get to grips with. JL machines are made by Janome, so are really solid, and it’s easy to get attachments for them, as most Janome ones for similar machines fit.

Fab!! I'm going to go for it!

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IsThisNameTaken Sat 26-Sep-20 10:51:23

another vote for the JL one - my DD has been using it for a couple of years. Mine is a gorgeous purple colour!

Zhx3 Sat 26-Sep-20 14:01:15

I am beginning to wish I had not bought bog standard white for dd - should have been braver!

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