Sewing is a skill and hobby they will never relinquish as it allows them to save money and infuse their own personal style and creativity into every piece they make. Heavy duty sewing machines can perform all sewing tasks such as buttonhole, blind hem, monograms, quilting, as well as decorative sewing.
No longer do people have the time or the patience to sit in front of a sewing machine or grab a needle and thread to create hand-made items. Machines for children usually run on batteries and do not have a lot of power behind them. People today are constantly on the go.
Many times they can be found online as well. Focus on features that are important to you and will make sewing easier. I encourage you and your child to try at least one quilting project; but be careful, it is addicting.
With a little practise, you too can start making your own clothes, make gifts for family, and make Barbie doll clothes for your nieces. And who knows, maybe after you discover the joys of sewing, you will decide to move forward and open a small sewing business to create and sew unique pieces of clothing.