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Sewing with kids

Posted by  ·  September 15, 2009  ·  Last Updated: September 15, 2009

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

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

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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.

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They sewed

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and sewed!

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They stuffed.

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They finished! (It’s an elephant)

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There is just something about young boy fingersALEX5

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

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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!

ContestLogoYou may download contest details here.


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Comments

  1. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    Followed Twitter and facebook!!
  2. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    I am signed up for Skip to my Lou Feed .
  3. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    I am following ALEX Toys on Twitter .
    zebastyandylan
  4. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    I am now a fan of ALEX on facebook.

    Dana J Valle
  5. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    I am following Skip to my Lou on Twitter.

    zebastyandylan
  6. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    I am a fan of Skip to my Lou on Facebook.
    Dana J Valle
  7. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    This is adorable. I would love to win it for my kids!!
  8. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    Love this!!! My 2 year old would have a blast...in a year or two!!
  9. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    I think my comment was kicked out because I had a typo in my address.
    Anyway, The Diva Do's would LOVE this machine, especially since they are kindergarteners and first graders! I am Yelli Kelli, their teacher, but they call me Queen La Diva.
  10. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    OOOps, wrong address above. Correct one here. Love this blog!
  11. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    Hey, I am YelliKelli, but my girls class is Diva Do's! We want to win this machine! WoooHooo!
  12. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    This is so cute! My Little Divas would love to dd this to our class! My older class has a regular machine, but my kindergarteners would think this was Divine! I saw this on twitter.
  13. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    Wow! since getting my machine my daughter asks me all the time to teach her how to sew. This is so cute!
  14. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    And am following Alex Toys on Twitter
  15. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    Fan of alex toys on FB
  16. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    I'm a fan on FB
  17. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    I'm a follower on Twitter
  18. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    I already follow the blog!
  19. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    I would love this machine for my daughter! How fun!
  20. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    I already follow you on Twitter.
  21. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    I became a FB fan.
  22. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    Oh I'd LOVE to win this for my Julia. She's dying to learn & this would be perfect for her.
  23. Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    Could we be so lucky?! I have a six and three year old that would be over the moon to win... well, mama too!
  24. RoxaneM
    Sunday, September 20th, 2009
    My daughter has been asking me to teach her how to sew (not that I am an expert - hee,hee,hee). She would absolutely love this! Thank you.
  25. moyam
    Saturday, September 19th, 2009
    My daughter would be over the moon if, by chance, this was ours. Seeing it in use just adds to the appeal.
  26. Sherry
    Saturday, September 19th, 2009
    what a great give away! i would love to have one to teach my grandkids to sew. thanks for the opportunity!
  27. Saturday, September 19th, 2009
    Oh, and just signed up for your feed!
  28. Saturday, September 19th, 2009
    Oh my goodness!!! This is too adorable. My almost-5-year-old seethes with envy watching her 16-year-old big sis at the big sewing machine.
  29. Saturday, September 19th, 2009
    I would love to win this machine. my daughter would love it!
  30. Heather C.
    Saturday, September 19th, 2009
    Now a fan of Alex toys on FB, too!
  31. Heather C.
    Saturday, September 19th, 2009
    I just became a Skip to My Lou fan on FB.
  32. Heather C.
    Saturday, September 19th, 2009
    That looks like so much fun! My daughter has been wishing for a machine of her own for quite a while now--she would love this!
  33. susan
    Saturday, September 19th, 2009
    This would be great to win as I do family childcare and my school age children I watch would love it.
  34. Whitney
    Saturday, September 19th, 2009
    Became an Alex Facebook fan!
  35. Whitney
    Saturday, September 19th, 2009
    My daughter would adore this! She has been asking for her own sewing machine for Christmas!
  36. Carol
    Saturday, September 19th, 2009
    I follow your blog.
  37. Carol
    Saturday, September 19th, 2009
    What fun! I had a toy sewing machine when I was a girl. It's a wonderful way to share the love of sewing with a child.
  38. beverly
    Friday, September 18th, 2009
    My daughter would love this!
  39. Paulette
    Friday, September 18th, 2009
    This looks great -- would love to win the sewing machine!

    Thanks!
  40. Friday, September 18th, 2009
    I blogged about this:

    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Suzanne/728114/

    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com
  41. Cat
    Friday, September 18th, 2009
    Those look great! I've been wanting to share this craft with BabyBear. Knitting is on our list, and last night she asked me to sew a diaper for her dolly; with the little machine maybe she could sew one herself. What's the age suggested for the Alex machine?
  42. Friday, September 18th, 2009
    How old are your children? When did you start them sewing?
  43. Carrie
    Friday, September 18th, 2009
    My daughter would love this! She's been asking about sewing and this would be a fun way to teach her!
  44. Marisol Avila
    Friday, September 18th, 2009
    My DD would love this! I have recently been sewing up a storm and she wants to be my helper! This would keep her feeling like a big girl!
  45. Emily
    Friday, September 18th, 2009
    Facebook fan
  46. Emily
    Friday, September 18th, 2009
    Now I follow you on Twitter!
  47. Friday, September 18th, 2009
    I signed up for the Skip to My Lou feed.
    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com
  48. Friday, September 18th, 2009
    I follow Alex Toys on Twitter. (Username: HSBSuzanne)
    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com
  49. Friday, September 18th, 2009
    I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/HSBSuzanne/status/4079426610

    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com
  50. Friday, September 18th, 2009
    I follow you on Twitter. (My username is HSBSuzanne.)
    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com
  51. Friday, September 18th, 2009
    My daughters would love their very own sewing machine (and I would too)! :)

    roseinthemorning [at] gmail [dot] com
  52. Emily
    Friday, September 18th, 2009
    Wow - that looks like fun! I want to use it...but I would share it with my daughter! :)
  53. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    Princess A would love to her own little sewing machine, looks better than the kid one I had yeasrs ago
  54. kim
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    i'm adding your website to my bloglines list right now...you have so many fabulous ideas! thanks for sharing!!
  55. kim
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    my daughter is a little young right now but she's love it in the near future. what a fun little machine!!
  56. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    My son has been after my machine for a while now and I have been looking for a sewing machine that would hold up to little boy sewing. Thanks for introducing me to this brand.
  57. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    I would love to win one of these for my daughter! She's just getting old enough to get "crafty" with her Momma. Thank you so much for the giveaway!
  58. MommaAnnie
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    This machine is too cute! I inherited my grandmother's sewing machine. It was the best Heritage she could have passed on to me. I have been procrastinating on teaching my daughter how to sew. But I realize it's the best Heritage I could pass on to her.
  59. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    My daughter and I just finished Ragedy Ann & Andy Dolls and now she is wanting to sew by herself. This machine would be great for her!!
  60. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    Now a fan of Skip to my Lou on facebook. Love checking out the fun things you do!
  61. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    Blogged about you and added you to my inspiration log.
  62. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    Now a fan of Alex Toys on Facebook.
  63. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    THis would be perfect for my daughter! She loves to sew!
  64. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    What an adorable pillow and she made it, with just a little help :) I am so glad I found your site on The Secret is in the Sauce. I want to get a sewing machine and start making cool gifts. Keep up the great work.
  65. Raechelle Bellus
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    I am now a fan of yours on facebook. :) LOVE your blog!
  66. Raechelle Bellus
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    Wow! What a fun and cute little thing!
  67. ShelliG
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    Fan of Alex Toys on Facebook!
  68. ShelliG
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    I already follow you on Twitter! :)
  69. ShelliG
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    I am a fan on Facebook! Thanks again!
  70. Shelli Godfrey
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    I already follow you on Twitter!
  71. ShelliG
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    Wow, what a great offer! I would like to be entered.
  72. Jenna
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    I follow you on Facebook!
  73. Jenna Ashbrook
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    This sewing machine looks so great!
  74. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    Looks like so much fun! Have been a feed subscriber for awhile.
  75. amy p
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    follow alex toys on twitter. 1amypugmire.
  76. amy p
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    facebook fan of alex toys. amy bolda pugmire.
  77. amy p
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    I follow u on twitter. 1amypugmire
  78. amy p
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    facebook fan of yours. amy bolda pugmire.
  79. amy p
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    wow! fabulous giveaway. my daughter would have fun doing this
  80. Jamie
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    What a great kit!
  81. Ellie
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    I wish I'd had a machine like this when I was a child! But my grandmother and I used to sit in her room and sew little patchwork quilt squares -- by hand! Good for you, for getting the kids creating when they're young.
  82. Jennifer Hatch
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    What a great give away! I sew tons of things for my three little girls. My oldest daughter would love to start sewing with me on her very own little sewing machine.
  83. Gigil
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    I already subscribe to your feed. Love your projects
  84. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    I'm a fan on FaceBook
  85. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    Your button is on my blog
  86. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    cute! Thanks for the entry.
  87. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    I've been wanting to get my daughter into sewing more. What a fun giveaway!
  88. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    I'll tweet about this right now @EditorJoy :)
  89. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    I'm a blog follower.
  90. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    This is wonderful! Thanks for a great giveaway!
  91. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    What an adorable sewing machine! I'd love to start sewing with my son--and put his energy and creativity into something productive!
  92. iluvdandelions
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    ... and I'm now a fan of ALEX on Facebook.
  93. iluvdandelions
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    Just joined you on Twitter! :D
  94. iluvdandelions
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    Oh my gosh, this is the cutest!! I can't decide which photo I like best ... it's a toss up between the "little girl's toes sewing" and your daughter's beaming smile with her elephant ~ priceless!!
  95. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    fan on facebook
  96. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    I'm a follower
  97. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    I'm following you on twitter
  98. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    I would love to win the machine for my kids!
  99. Alexia
    Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    This is adorable . My neice would absolutely LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
  100. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    Sewing is my passion and I would LOVE to own this little machine and sew with my granddaughter!!!
  101. Thursday, September 17th, 2009
    this is beyond fabulous! my poor kids are dying to get their mitts on my machine! this would be too cool :)
  102. Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
    Love it. My son and daughter would have "SEW" much fun! They always watch me, and would love one of their own!
  103. Candice
    Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
    That is one cute little sewing machine. My daughter loves to sew.