I have a couple of grandchildren that are begging me to teach them how to sew. They are 10 years old, and that’s about the age I learned to sew on my mothers’ treadle sewing machine. The problem is that my sewing machine is BUSY with all my sewing and craft projects, so I’ve been checking around to see what I could get that wouldn’t be too difficult for them to learn on. Here’s what I’ve decided on – the Brother CS6000i. It will be easy enough for me to show them various items then get them started on easy projects.
- Versatile, value-packed, perfect for a wide range of sewing and quilting projects, accessories are stored inside a compartment on the arm of the sewing machine
- Select stitches and adjust stitch length and stitch width via settings seen on the LCD display
- Stop/start button allows use without included foot control. Variable speed control for easily adjusting your sewing speed
- Jam-resistant Quick-set top drop-in bobbin makes setting and accessing your bobbin thread a breeze. No more fishing for your bobbin thread. Accessories are stored in a compartment on the arm of the machine.
- Bilingual user manual, 25-year limited warranty, and free phone support for the life of the product.
Here’s the best part: Price is $144.99 (List price $440) AND Free Shipping!!
If you also need an excellent book to help you with your teaching, we recommend the “Learn How To Sew” book. The book covers the “learning” aspect from start to finish — and gives practice pages to practice stitches (sewing a straight line, sewing in a circle), as well as a number of easy sewing projects that the beginner can jump into.