So my almost 5 year old put in a request for this Lexibook Barbie sewing machine. It was in a sale catalog and I have been trying to find in the Target store in Australia; but unable as it was SOLD out. Finally I managed to log in to the Target.com.au website (it has been down most of the time since the sale start due to overload) and view the sewing machine. (as you can see I was already disgruntled just trying to FIND the product)
Basically it shows the machine sewing on the packaging, yet in fine print on the website (remember I have not seen the actual product packaging) it says *This is an imitation toy product and does not have any real functions.
So why does it show it with a sewn piece of fabric? I am wondering how many people bought this thinking it would SEW 2 pieces of fabric together? Surely most 6 year old’s want it to DO something?
I think it is very misleading and thought “Barbie” branded stuff wouldn’t be so misleading. I guess it’s a bit like the Barbie car Santa brought to our house last year, no one except a skilled adult can actually get Barbie and Ken in and out of their car seat and seat belt.
So now I am on the hunt for a REAL sewing machine to suit my almost 5 year old. I have considered one of those travel machines but it’s not PINK enough
Please leave a comment if you can suggest a great kids friendly sewing machine.
By Shellie Wilson