My mom found a working sewing machine for $7.00 at the local thrift store. It is definitely NOT a top-of-the-line machine. It's all plastic, except the needle, but it works. And is perfect for a 6 year-old little girl.
|MK and her new Sewing Machine|
The machine came with all the parts and works. I haven't tried to thread it yet, but I am hopeful it will work. This machine retails for $75.00 on Amazon. So, getting it for $7 was a steal. Way to go Grandma!
|MK and her new sewing machine|
MK was ecstatic when she pulled this out of the bag. First words: "Can you teach me to sew today?"
I didn't have time to start a sewing lesson right then and there, but I didn't want her excitement to wane. So, I told her she could start picking out fabric from my scrap bin.
|MK choosing her fabric|
|MK and her Quilt Design|
Fingers crossed that the machine works fine and that sewing lessons go well.
The Utah Quilt Guild has a children's category in their annual Quilt Fest Quilt Show. Maybe MK can finish this up and enter it in the show. We'll see.