It’s official. At 13-months-old Angela has her first sewing machine.
One of my favorite rainy day activities while on vacation in Shawano, Wisconsin, is visiting antique shops. Usually it is the same stuff year after year. Beer steins, tchotchkes, spoons, more junk than treasures. But occasionally I find something good. This trip it was a toy sewing machine for just $10.
It’s not a fancy metal one that is worthy of a collectible, but a plastic version of an antique sewing machine, complete with tiny spools of thread, a sewing box and pin cushion.
The machine is fully functional, with a guard around the needle to keep little fingers from getting hurt. It isn’t robust enough to sew anything large, but it would work well for a doll quilt and other small projects. She’s still too young to start sewing, but in a year or two we’ll get to make use of this $10 antique sew find.
Did any of you learn to sew as a child? How old were you when you started?