Breaking needles · Needles · Sewing technique

Why you shouldn’t stitch over pins

Because then this happens: ​ That old machine packs quite a punch if it managed to bend the pin and to break the needle on impact. And that was size 90/14, so not that thin!  Fortunately, nothing else got damaged.

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Breaking needles, or how to kill a sewing machine – and then resurrect it

Yesterday was a bad day - I killed my sewing machine. 😦 Today I attempted resuscitation and failed. Ouch! I will try again, of course, but for now Dragonfly is out of business. Skip to resurrection. ​ It happened while I was doing free hand embroidery with a hopping foot as I described in the… Continue reading Breaking needles, or how to kill a sewing machine – and then resurrect it