Product Type: Galt Art / Craft
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Your little ones will be so proud of their masterpieces !
Galt First Sewing
Member Name: takeachance
Galt First Sewing
Date: 06/01/10, updated on 08/01/10 (90 review reads)
Advantages: Ease of use, price, sense of achievement it gives
Disadvantages: Cord difficult to thread
I saw this advertised on Amazon before christmas for a mere £4 and thought it would make a great stocking filler for my four year old.
Her nan is always sewing and my daughter loves watching over her shoulder.
I bought it on instinct and had no idea what to expect but must say that I was pleasantly suprised.
When it arrived, the sturdy, colourful box felt so light that it seemed empty but in fact it was full of little treasures!
On opening the box it contained an illustrated instruction leaflet and five seperate bags of pieces. Each bag making one of the following :
A notepad cover
A pencil case
A photo frame
A neck purse.
There is also a sheet of sticky gems to decorate your sewing masterpieces!
Each bag comes complete with already cut out pieces of a thin foam type material, 2 large red plastic needles and enough measured cord to sew the item. It is an excellent idea as everything is cut, measured and ready to go! The cut out foam shapes are also already punctured with holes where the sewing needs doing and there are shaped pieces to sew on to decorate your pieces with hearts, flowers or butterflies.
Although it is aged 5+ my four year old was eager to get sewing and since christmas we have made a couple of the pieces already. With a little guidance my daughter has enjoyed doing these alone. The needles are safe plastic-made and have a large hole to thread the cord. The cord is thick and fits snugly into the already punctured holes. If I had a little quibble with this item it is only that the cord is slightly too thick at its quite hard to fit through the large eye of the needle but with a little patience it is managable.
The neck purse which we made first had easy to follow illustrated instructions and my daughter has been walking around with it over her shoulder with little nic-nacs inside telling everybody that she made it herself.
If this piece is anything to go by, Id say that each piece will keep your little ones occupied for half an hour from start to finish and with a little guidance and patience your little ones will be producing masterpieces of their own to show off.
In my opinion this does exactly what it says on the box - First Sewing - An ideal start to get your little ones sewing.
At under £1 a piece when made, it was an absoloute bargain and I will certainly be looking out for more in the Galt range.
What an absloute refreshing change from the usual stuff this christmas - No batteries required, no second child required, no dice to loose and a real sense of achievement for your little ones.
Summary: Im happy with it, my daughter is happy with it = bargain
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