Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sewing Machine Down!

So my sewing machine is having issues.  I've been trying to finish up some hot pads I've been working on.  They just need the binding done, but when I try to finish it with a zig-zag zig-zag.  It comes out a straight stitch.

It's been a little funny for a while now, but rather than figuring it out, cleaning it, or getting it serviced I just kept pushing forward.  I didn't want to have to take time from my precious sewing time for that!  I should have.  Last night I took it apart to do some cleaning. Yikes!!  I should have one that a long time ago!  There was a lot of thread, fabric fuzz, and broken needle tips.  Shame on me!  I should have taken a picture of it for all of you, but I was too embarrassed.

I grabbed some canned air out of my husbands man cave for the cleaning process, but when I sprayed it in there it didn't come out like canned air.  I look at the can...oops!  It was Rem Oil.  In my defense it was about 11:00 pm and I was rushing to try and get it cleaned up.  So then I found myself cleaning the fabric fuzz and Rem Oil out of it.

Unfortunately when I got it put back together it still didn't work.  So sad!  So tomorrow I call a few places to see what it will take to get it serviced/repaired.  It's not an expensive machine, but it's mine!  In the mean time my sweet mother loaned me one of her old one's so I don't have to suffer. :)

1 comment:

  1. I just started sewing in June last year-I love it! I found you on the Mommy blog hop and I'm now following you! I hope you'll folllow me back over at

    Thanks so much!


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