This weekend Luna finally received her own little sewing machine, a Janome mini! Because we had lots of family over to celebrate our birthdays on Saturday we had to wait until Sunday to actually try it out. I set up a little table and chair right next to my own sewing table. In the green basket Luna has her own 'stash' and her own fabric scissors. I had planned on continuing work on the patchwork doll's quilt we were making but Luna decided she wanted to make a bag for her doll.
So we made a bag! (probably hardly visible on the photo) A bit fiddly as a first project because it is so small, but at least she got to practice sewing straight lines. The Janome Mini is a very basic and light machine but it's perfect for kids who want to learn how to sew. It has ten stitches, all of them varieties (different lengths) of the straight stitch and the zig zag stitch. It's actually recommended from age 8 and up but since Luna only gets to use it when I'm around and she is very precise in everything she does I think it's fine for her to use it.