My children have all gone to Waldorf-inspired schools which has been overall a really good thing and helped them all be into crafts and projects, though less so as they’ve grown older. Painting, felting, knitting, crocheting, sculpting, if it’s a craft project, they’ve probably done it at school and have been mostly eager to continue at home. Which means that, yes, we have a lot of paints, pens, brushes, yarn, fabric, and much more. It’s a bit of chaos really, but I’m not complaining!
My youngest, K-, 11, is still in the thick of it and still enthused about sewing, something she likes because she can make her own clothes, purses, pillows, and pajamas based on her taste in fabrics and styles. I love it, actually, and there’s a feeling of satisfaction watching a child create something rather than just consume someone else’s creation.
Singer offered up one of their nicest sewing machines, the Stylist 7258 featuring 100 computer-controlled custom stitches in return for us trying our hand at producing a few videos of her using the machine for some of her sewing projects. Makes lots of sense when you check YouTube and find that every other video about Singer machines is from adults, amateur or professional seamstresses who have been sewing for years and have lost some of the spark, the enthusiasm of youth sharing something they love.
And so, after a few weeks of trying to find the time to actually sit down and film all the pieces needed for a good video, our first video for the Singer Stylist 7258 sewing machine, starring my 11yo daughter:
I think it came out really well, but of course it’s all about you, the viewer. What do you think?
You can learn more about this terrific sewing machine, check it out here: Singer Stylist 7258.