If you can sew then you're onto a winner. I'm useless by hand, but quite the whiz on a machine. If it's just simple repairs or items you wish to make, then this KPCB Mini Sewing Machine is ideal. It retails for $39.99 on Amazon Canada, and is selling like crazy.
KPCB Mini Sewing Machine
The KPCB Mini Sewing Machine comes with a large extension table, which makes sewing larger items much easier. There's even a cuff slot to aid you when you're sewing sleeves and pants.
It has a foot pedal, so that both of your hands are free for sewing. Plus, a built-in lamp and thread cutter.
Whilst it's not designed for children, with constant supervision it would be a good start into the world of sewing for the kids.
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