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Machine Down.

Machine Down.

Yet another [unscheduled] interruption to our regularly scheduled program of great sewing stories…..

And I now remember why I hate working with stretchy knits….

Pattern pieces for M7195 are cut.  Fabric pieces are cut. Bodice front and lining have been sown and I’ve started to attach the neckline….

M7195 Pattern Pieces

I found this ultra, 4-way stretch material (white, similar HERE & HERE) from FabricMart a few months back.  It was originally meant for a jumper, but after I got it, I realized that it was too thin and would need to be lined…

And then it happens.  My bobbin thread, that has been jamming and has even broken a few needles at this point, has completely jammed up.

It was too upsetting to take pics – I hope you understand the trauma!

I’ve opened the metal plate, checked the area and even added some oil. But now, I can’t remember which way the metal opening faces vs the bobbin casing.  I also noticed that my bobbin cover (plastic) has broken and no longer closes properly.

I really want to pull my hair out and throw BETSY across the room.

But instead, I put everything town and plan on searching for my instructions from the last time this happened.

I went ahead and ordered my now THIRD bobbin cover from a neat place I found online that sells parts for all sewing machine companies.  I suppose I’ll be OKAY with the wait for delivery…. I have no choice.

Anywho… this is just another thing that happens sometimes when you’re sewing so PLEASE consider yourself WARNED!

Hopefully, I won’t need to take my machine in and I’ll be back up this weekend……. but until then, you may see more fashion inspirations and possibly some cosmetic posts 🙁

Until next time…….



    • afashionaddict
      December 4, 2015 / 11:34 PM

      Thank youuu…. I’ve been able to fix her (almost). My bobbin is still rattling around in the casing but no bunching!

  1. December 6, 2015 / 10:39 AM

    Girl…..that is why I keep my backup machine in working order!!!!! I feel lost when my machine is sick…lol.?! Good luck to you

    • afashionaddict
      December 7, 2015 / 8:41 AM

      That’s a great idea. I’ve been meaning to get a secondary machine… Thank you for the encouragement. I’ve got her working but am trying to push through before having to take her in!

  2. December 9, 2015 / 9:39 AM

    Dang! My serger and main machine kicked the bucket on me at the same dang time. Both are at the shop for service. I’m glad I have my first machine as a backup so I’m not completely dead in the water. Ugh, I know the feeling!

    • afashionaddict
      December 9, 2015 / 10:19 AM

      Hey Eryn!!

      Oh no, not BOTH! And at the same time… when it rains, it pours!

      Just an FYI – I found a local shop that fixes machines but they also give advice over the phone to help without you having to take your machine in, lose time etc.

      (I need a back up machine… asap!)

      Good luck with yours!

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