FOR KIDS AGED 6-12

Top 8 Best Kids' Sewing Machines To Suit Any Budget

Two children using a sewing machine together

A sewing machine opens up a world of creative ability, and once your little one can use it properly and efficiently, there are endless possibilities to what they can make!

Sewing experts recommend that sewing machines are a suitable purchase for anyone aged six and above, but are not suitable for younger children. Buying a child's sewing machine ensures that your kids can patiently learn and practice the different sewing techniques, as these machines for kids are specifically designed to encourage this.

They have special safety features too that protect your child in their creative endeavours, meaning that along with constant adult supervision, kids should have endless fun with these super cool machines.

Find the best sewing machine for children in our handy list, and start your child's sewing journey today.

Kidadl's Top Pick

Whilst all these great sewing machines for children are highly recommended, if you're short on time, here's our top pick based on price, features and design.

1. Singer Kids Sewing Machine 1306

Start Singer Kids Sewing Machine 1306.

The Singer 1306 is the best sewing machine for first-time sewers, providing all the appropriate accessories and features to get your kids started. Creativity will be flowing in no time as this machine is very easy to use and is the best model for beginners.

With six different stitches, a four-step buttonhole and automatic bobbin winding, your child will be supported by their sewing machine to achieve endless creativity as they are learning to sew.

Main Features

  • Price: £110
  • Age: 9+
  • 6 built-in stitches
  • 2 needle positions
  • Automatic bobbin winding
  • 4 step buttonhole
  • Twin needle capacity
  • Foot pedal

Best For Beginniners

2. Singer Simple Sewing Machine 3221

Singer Simple Sewing Machine 3221.

This Singer Simple Sewing Machine was designed specifically to make sewing both easy and fun for kids. The 3221 model was created specifically with beginner sewers in mind, so it caters perfectly to children with a creative flair. With 21 different stitches (including basic, stretch and decorative stitches), there is plenty to explore and try.

It is important to note that you need to change your needle after eight hours of continuous use, so that it doesn't break whilst you are sewing.

Main Features

  • Price: £249
  • Age: 8+
  • 21 built-in stitches
  • Automatic needle threader
  • Adjustable stitch length
  • 1 step buttonhole
  • All-purpose foot

Best For Under 10s

3. Brother LS14 Manual Stitch Sewing Machine

Brother LS14 Manual Stitch Sewing Machine.

This sewing machine is super easy and simple to use. It is specifically designed for dress making and home furnishing, however, this is also perfect for introducing your child to the world of sewing. There is no stress involved: all you have to do is turn on the machine and start sewing. Always be sure to supervise your kids while they are sewing.

Main Features

  • Price: £80
  • Age: 8+
  • 14 stitches
  • 4 step buttonhole
  • 2 needle positions
  • Drop-in bobbin
  • Twin needle capacity
  • Zig-zag foot
  • Foot pedal

Best Computerised Sewing Machine

4. Brother FS40 Computerised Sewing Machine

Brother FS40 Computerised Sewing Machine.

This lightweight, portable and computerised machine takes sewing to another level. It has a LCD control panel and, at the touch of a button, you have access to 40 different stitches, three different needle positions and a new embroidery feature. A perfect buy as an investment in your child's sewing journey, or better suited to more advanced young sewers.

The Brother FS40 has a hefty price tag, but comes with a lot of accessories and features to make up for this!

Main Features

  • Price: £230
  • Age: 10+
  • 40 stitches
  • 3 needle positions
  • 1 step buttonhole
  • Drop-in bobbin
  • LCD screen
  • Stitch pattern indicator
  • Cleaning brush
  • Foot control
  • Table

Best For Families On A Budget

5. Donyer Power Portable Mini Sewing Machine

Donyer Power Portable Mini Sewing Machine.
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This mini kids' sewing machine is a great buy for any craft enthusiasts or creative sewers. The double speed mode and automatic needle threader make this perfect for beginners, who can then adjust these settings as they get more confident in their sewing abilities.

There are also a variety of 12 different stitches, which gives plenty of scope for your child to learn and progress with sewing.

Main Features

  • Price: £46.69
  • Age: 6+
  • 12 stitches
  • 2 speed mode
  • Needle threader
  • Adjustable stitch length
  • Free arm
  • 1 year warranty

Best Mini Sewing Machine

6. KPCB 201 Mini Sewing Machine

KPCB 201 Mini Sewing Machine.
Image © Amazon

This mini sewing machine for kids has something a little bit different: its very own unique extension table for extra creative space. The mini machine slots in, stabilising the table and giving you more room for some super big projects... there is no limit to what you can do!

The KPCB is good for beginners and is especially good as a birthday or Christmas gift.

Main Features

  • Price: £32.99
  • Age: 6+
  • Extension table
  • 1 needle
  • 4 bobbins
  • Built-in lamp
  • Thread cutter
  • Foot pedal

Best Toy Sewing Machine For Kids

7. Cool Maker Sew And Style Sewing Machine

Cool Maker Sew And Style Sewing Machine.
Image © Argos

This super easy to use sewing machine for kids means that your child can sew without any thread! It is designed to enable sewing without thread, bobbins or needles, making it an extra safe design for kids. This is a great buy to ease your child into sewing and creative crafts without investing in a proper sewing machine.

With the Cool Maker, your child can create any of the five pre-cut projects, which are really easy to 'sew'. This is a great gift for any children aged six and above, and a good way to introduce your child to sewing.

Main Features

  • Price: £20
  • Age: 6+
  • Cool Maker machine
  • 5 projects
  • 1 bag of stuffing
  • Playbook

Best Kids' Sewing Machine With Accessories

8. Smyths Kids Sewing Machine

Smyths Kids Sewing Machine.

This toy sewing machine for kids comes with all the necessary accessories to get your child started. Whilst making fun, interesting projects, your child will be developing their motor skills and creative play, so this is an excellent buy. However, it is important to note that this sewing machine for kids is suitable only for children aged eight and above, and requires batteries that aren't included.

Main Features

  • Price: £24.99
  • Age: 8+
  • Sewing machine
  • Foot pedal
  • Bobbins
  • 2 speed settings
  • Transparent finger guards
  • Upper and lower thread
  • Manual operation

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Grace Lea

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Born in Portsmouth, but currently studying at the University of Birmingham, Grace is the oldest of three sisters. With 13 years between herself and her youngest sister, Nancy, she spends plenty of time seeking out activities that will officially make her the cool big sister! Grace also loves reading, writing and presenting her own show on the University radio.

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