A Gift That Keeps On Giving

A few years ago, I got the idea to purchase a sewing machine for my 10-year-old granddaughter as a Christmas gift. I consulted several sewing machine reviews to get an idea about which machines would be best for a beginning seamstress. After deciding on the perfect machine for her, I set out to make my purchase.

Christmas morning arrived and I was less than thrilled at my granddaughter's reaction. She seemed disappointed when she opened her gift, but she was sweet as always and told me how much she loved it.

As time went on, I would occasionally ask my granddaughter how she liked her sewing machine and she always seemed to have a solid reason why she had not had the time to use it. I felt disheartened. I had always loved sewing and hoped to pass my love onto my granddaughter. Suddenly it dawned on me.we should take a class together. I signed us up for a class, created our first project together (a pillowcase), and after that, she was hooked!

My granddaughter is now 16 and has created several different projects. Her skill continues to grow, and she now enjoys sewing just lie I hoped she would. You can look at all the sewing machine reviews in the world, but until you help your child become engaged, the sewing machine may just sit and collect dust.