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September is National Sewing month, so there is no better time to get sewing.  I received an Alex Toys Sew Fun Sewing Machine
from ALEX Toys and also one to giveaway for one very lucky reader. Another lucky reader will receive their cool My First Sewing Kit


ALEX had me at the box. The sewing machine comes in a darling heavy cardboard suitcase and so does the sewing kit —too cute.


I was hesitant at first.  I had read about kid’s sewing machines and it  seemed most people recommend just buying a simple full size  sewing machine. However, is hard to explain how much excitement this little machine brought to my house. Even my husband was hooked! So they got busy!

The planned and pinned.


They sewed


and sewed!


They stuffed.


They finished! (It’s an elephant)


There is just something about young boy fingersALEX5

and little girl’s toes sewing that makes my heart leap with joy!


They had such a good time.  I have no idea how long this machine will last, but it seems durable enough.  We have not tackled the projects included with the sewing machine yet, but they look simple. The machine was ready to go straight from the box, which added to the fun and excitement.  I do wish it had a reverse stitch. I was worried that the loud noise it makes might scare the children—but not around here.  My daughter has asked everyday to sew. I think the small size and colorful style make it appealing and accessible for children.

Please leave a comment on this post to enter by Sunday at midnight CST. You can get an extra entries for tweeting, becoming a fan of Skip to my Lou on Facebook, following Skip to my Lou on Twitterbecoming a fan of ALEX on facebook, following ALEX Toys on Twitter , adding Skip to my Lou to your blogroll, signing up for Skip to my Lou Feed or blogging about this great giveaway—-so many ways to get extra entries. Just leave  a separate comment for each thing you do. We will pick two winners. One will receive the sewing machine and the other the sewing kit.

Want to show off your little creative artist? Be sure to enter ALEX Toys Ready, Set, Create Contest!

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