I couldn’t help it! I was shopping for Millie’s friend’s birthday when I saw this. I looked online and the reviews were TERRIBLE but it was on sale for $13 and I figured with it being that cheap, even if it didn’t work, it could be just a little toy to pretend with.
But it actually works!!!
It is a Lalaloopsy version of the Singer Junior Chainstitch Toy Sewing Machine. Millie has no idea who Lalaloopsy is, but it is pink so of course it is a winner, lol. It runs on batteries and ACTUALLY sews! With a foot pedal and everything! There is a plastic barrier by the needle so little kid fingers can’t get under it and be hurt, which is awesome, but also makes it really hard to thread. But it is doable (I’ve had to do it like 10 times already). And there is a light that comes on too, which doesn’t really illuminate anything, but it lets you know if your kid left the machine is still on so you don’t waste the batteries :)
I can totally understand why there are so many bad reviews. It gets caught up quite a bit and as I said before, it is REALLY hard to thread that needle due to the barrier. But it says it is for ages 8 and up.. This machine would be terrible for an 8 year old! Maybe I’m crazy, but I think at age 8, a child could be old enough for a real sewing machine. My 4 year old thinks it is the bee’s knees though, she loves it SO much!
Just look at those sweet chubby little fingers!! I was very impressed with how she went to town, she knew all the little details of what to do with the presser foot and holding the fabric. She must really watch me when I sew!
I can’t wait to sort out some time to help her make something super basic, like a pouch or something. She will be so proud of it! She was super proud of the scrap fabric that I was having her just free sew on :)
This is seriously one of the best purchases I have made in ages. She has been so joyous about her “chine” and all her “projects” and how she is “working” hahah, man I love this girl!