I’m still very hesitant to let my kids use their sewing machine unless I’m hovering nearby. It scares me that they could sew their finger! I did that as a kid and it hurt!! However, my two older kids really want to sew. And after reading this, I really want them too. No more excuses – we just moved so I’ve been telling them we just don’t have a good space right now. My daughter and I cleared a space on the craft table and got it set up. You know what? It didn’t take that long at all!