What It Is
With the Sew Cool Sewing Studio, kids can sew and decorate nine projects. The kit includes a Sew Cool sewing machine that doesn't use thread, a foot pedal, or bobbins. It does use needles, but there is a needle guard to keep kids' hands protected while they sew. There is also an emergency stop button. The Sew Cool sewing machine features a seam alignment and sewing guides. All kids have to do is press a button and move the fabric under the needle.
The kit also includes eight sheets of Sew Cool fabric, three Sew Cool pre-cut projects, six pop-out patterns, a Sew Cool strap, 14 pre-cut decorative pieces, eight plastic snap-in buttons, a bag of loose stuffing, and instructions. Kids follow the instructions to sew two pieces of Sew Cool fabric together to create a stuffed character, a handbag, a pencil case, and more. Once stitched, kids can add bows and flowers using the snap-in buttons. Additional Sew Cool patterns can be downloaded from umagineactivities.com and refill packs of Sew Cool fabric are sold separately.
Why It’s Fun
The new Sew Cool line is a fun and safe way for young kids to sew their own stuffed characters and accessories. For first-time sewers, the Sew Cool Sewing Studio is a nice starter kit that introduces kids to some sewing basics. Kids will like sewing and decorating all the different projects in this kit.
Who It’s For
The Sew Cool Sewing Studio is for ages 6 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Four AA batteries are required but not included.
While the Sew Cool sewing machine is designed to be safer and easier than a real sewing machine, there might still be a learning curve to use it. Kids should take their time when stitching, and eventually they'll get the hang of it. Some of the projects have dotted lines that kids can follow, so those might be the projects that kids should start with until they feel comfortable free-handing it.
The instructions for making your own project using the pop-out patterns are not specific to each pattern, and so figuring out how to sew each project can be a little tricky.
The Sew Cool sewing machine only works with Sew Cool fabric.