The 8 Best Kids Sewing Machines

Updated December 22, 2016 by Steven John

8 Best Kids Sewing Machines
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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. If you have a budding fashion designer in the family but you're not sure it's time to give the young Versace a full-sized, full-function (and quite expensive) sewing machine just yet, try starting him or her off with a great kid's sewing machine and let the youngster have some fun while learning a chain stitch from a lazy daisy. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best kids sewing machine on Amazon.

8. Next1 Mini LSS-505

A Next1 Mini LSS-505 can be powered using an outlet or batteries, so your young one can enjoy sewing anywhere, any time. It features twelve built-in stitch patterns that make it easy for a child to create handsome and functional stitches at the push of a button.
  • durable abs plastic housing
  • illuminates workspace
  • some units break in days
Brand Nex1
Model pending
Weight 6.1 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

7. Sunbeam Mini SB-08K

When you order a Sunbeam Mini SB-08K you will also get multiple spools of thread in various colors, spare needles, and even a decent pair of scissors. The kit is a great choice for the young sewing enthusiast who has yet to have any of the needed supplies.
  • creates durable lock stitches
  • small enough for travel
  • no reverse stitch option
Brand Smartek
Model SB08K
Weight 2.6 pounds
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

6. Michley LSS-202

The Michley LSS-202 Lil' Sew & Sew is, quite simply, cheap. But its low price makes it a great choice for a child who expresses an interest in sewing but may drop the hobby forthwith. It will break soon enough, but can be replaced with a better unit if an affinity grows.
  • easy speed control button
  • hand switch or foot pedal control
  • bobbin shakes loose frequently
Brand Michley
Model LSS-202
Weight 2.1 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

5. Brother LS2125i Easy-to-Use

The Brother LS2125i Easy-to-Use is a full-sized sewing machine that is still lightweight enough for a child to move about and set up. It's also basic and intuitive enough for a younger person to operate. You can use the machine in both a free arm or flat bed configuration.
  • features 10 built-in stitches
  • backed by 25-year warranty
  • noisy operation
Brand Brother LS2125i Easy-to
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

4. Sew Cool Machine

As long as you and your child both know that the Sew Cool Machine is a toy and not a genuine sewing machine, it can be the source of hours of entertainment. The diminutive device allows kids to create purses, pencil cases, and more using its preset patterns.
  • comes with materials for 9 projects
  • fun for kids aged six and up
  • included needles break easily
Brand Sew Cool
Model 20067403
Weight 2.2 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

3. SINGER 1234

The SINGER 1234 is a perfect bridge between a sewing machine built for a youngster and a machine that is simple enough to be used by a child, but capable enough for most seamstresses, age notwithstanding. Its built-in stitches have preset length and width options.
  • includes decals for personalization
  • one-step stitch changes
  • optional dual-spool stitching
Brand Singer
Model 1304
Weight 12.7 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

2. HAITRAL LSS-202 Mini

Small though the HAITRAL LSS-202 Mini may be, it can, nonetheless, sew through silk or denim alike. It has a top drop-in bobbin, which makes for easy threading. The machine automatically rewinds extra thread, saving you time and preventing wasted materials.
  • four bobbins come included
  • foot pedal operation
  • dual speed settings
Model pending
Weight 2.3 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

1. Janome 11706 Hello Kitty

The Janome 11706 Hello Kitty is three-quarters the size of a standard sewing machine, yet has many of the attributes found with professional-grade devices, including a four-step buttonhole feature. The unit has a built-in compartment for accessory storage, too.
  • easy tension-control dial
  • non-skid foot pads
  • low foot protects small fingers
Brand Janome
Model 11706
Weight 13.3 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

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Last updated on December 22, 2016 by Steven John

When not writing or spending time with his family, Steven tries to squeeze in some mountain climbing. In addition to writing for several websites and journals, Steven has published multiple novels.

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