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.
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